February 19, 2015 at 8:00 pm
Archie Griffin Ballroom at the Ohio Union
Ian Hutchinson (Professor of Nuclear Science and Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology) and Donald Hubin (Professor & PI for the OSU Center for Ethics and Human Values, OSU)
We shared with each other brief reviews of books we have read recently and that could then be used to start discussion groups on campus. A list of the books discussed is linked below as is a list of books read by the Dead Theologians Society.
Bob Trube posted on his blog about this luncheon with Amazon links to all the books: http://bobonbooks.com/2014/10/21/books-that-have-changed-your-life/
Speaker Dr. Greg Hitzhusen,
School of Environment and Natural Resources
Dr. Hitzhusen’s research has several areas of interest:
Theory and practice of faith-community environmental education and ethics,
Religious influences on environmental attitudes and behavior,
Environmental ethics; Eco-theology; Religion and ecology,
Energy and climate change education and outreach trends in faith communities,
Writing-in-the-majors and sustainability across the curriculum.
Greg’s Handout – EcoTheology, Genesis, Dominion & Christ
Following our recent symposium with the President of the University of Cincinnati, Dr. Santa Ono, we are seeking your thoughts moving forward with the conversation. This June we will host another event in the UP. In anticipation of the interactions on the topic: The Ends and Goals of Higher Education in Twenty-First-Century America: Change and the Calling of the Christian Educator, we have created a site to facilitate a dialogue. https://sites.google.com/site/endsofhighereducation/, is now up and running! We invite you to go to the site and post a comment in the online discussion, If you are part of a small group on campus you could bring up this topic to others there or with a colleague over a breakfast, lunch, appointment and take notes on thoughts/responses and post to the board as “Thoughts from __________”.
The link above entitled ‘Connecting’ will give you a list of small groups around campus that meet for mutual encouragement during the week. We are starting more groups. If you are interested please reply.
Currently we are interested in finding out who would like to be a part of a new group that will read and discuss The Good and Beautiful God. What follows is a brief snapshot of the topic. Group will meet at a time convenient for the greatest number of people. When you reply let us know what days and hours you are most available. The books have been ordered. This hardbound book retails at $23 but we have it for participants for $10.
We all have ideas that we tell ourselves about God and how he works in our lives. Some are true–but many are false. James Bryan Smith believes those thoughts determine not only who we are, but how we live. In fact, Smith declares, the most important thing about a person is what they think about God. The path to spiritual transformation begins here. This deep, loving and transformative book will help you discover the narratives that Jesus lived by–to know the Lord he knew and the kingdom he proclaimed–and to practice spiritual exercises that will help you grow in the knowledge of our good and beautiful God. Read more