Saturday Symposium: Prayer and the Academic Calling

Saturday, February 2 from 9am – 11:30am EST
273 Arps Hall

Hosted by the Ohio Valley Grad & Faculty ministry of Intervarsity Christian Fellowship in partnership with the Society of Christian Scholars & Global Scholars https://www.global-scholars.org

Presenter: Dr. Gordon Smith is the president of Ambrose Photo of Gordon T. SmithUniversity. He teaches systematic theology and spiritual theology and is the author of many books, including Courage and Calling, Called to be Saints, Spiritual Direction, The Voice of Jesus, and Teach us to Pray.

“The assumption that there is another sphere of reality beyond what we fan see and touch and taste and hear seems manifestly a contradiction to the dominant social, political, and cultural context in which we are being called to live out our Christian faith…..We live in societies and communities where the Christian voice is no longer privileged: religious identity and values are consistently discounted.

…What does it mean to pray when the kingdoms of this world are front and center?….What does it mean to pray when materialism – the assumption that the only reality is that which you can taste an touch and see/hear – is in the very air that we breathe? [An excerpt from, Teach us to Pray, published this year by IVPress,Pg. 20.]Cover of the book Teach Us To Pray

Dr. Smith addresses these questions and more with the wisdom of the ages and from living out his faith in the academic arena. Don’t miss this opportunity to be with him on this live zoom event on February 2, Saturday from 9am – 11:30am EST. The symposium will be a live webcast format with campuses participating across the Midwest, the country & world in partnership with the Society of Christian Scholars.

[NOTE: If you are near Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland we will originate this event live on campus. It is free and open to all in the academic community. For room location email the symposium host there: bok.Chew@intervarsity.org]

In addition to being the president of Ambrose University and Seminary in Calgary, Alberta, where he also serves as Professor of Systematic and Spiritual Theology, he is also a Teaching Fellow at Regent College, Vancouver, BC. He is married to Joella and they have two adult sons – married and with children of their own.

At OSU we will gather to participate in this online symposium in room 274 Arps Hall. Starting at 8:30AM. We’ll have coffee, drinks, and danish/donuts. Afterward we can continue the discussion across High Street at lunch. For more details or to receive the webcast link to view on your own contact Howard Van Cleave. Howard.van-cleave@intervarsity.org or text to: 614-404-7076

Please RSVP here.

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