Saturday, February 2 from 9am – 11:30am EST
273 Arps Hall
Recordings of the Symposium are available at the InterVarsity Graduate and Faculty Ministries page for the symposium.
We also have local recordings of the symposium that are missing the first few minutes but add and extended Q&A session with Dr. Smith that occurred after the recordings above ended.
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 University. 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.]
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.
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 gathered to participate in this online symposium in Arps Hall. For more details contact Howard Van Cleave. Howard.firstname.lastname@example.org.