Aug 17, 2021 01:00 PM EST
Theologian Joshua McNall encourages readers to reclaim the little word “perhaps” as a sacred space between the warring extremes of unchecked doubt and zealous dogmatism. We will look at what a faith looks like that is distinct from pervasive skepticism and abrasive certainty.
The Dead Theologians group reading for this summer is – The Greatest Thing in the World and Other Addresses by Henry Drummond. The book is available as a free ebook in a variety of formats from Project Gutenberg and at Christian Classics Ethereal Library. It is also available in hardcover and paperback from the usual book sources. It is also available as an audio book free on LibriVox and at commercial audio book sources.
As with past summer readings it is understood participants are all likely to miss a few sessions, so the chosen book has smaller self-contained sections. The first session is planned for Wednesday, May 19 at 7:45am on Zoom. Email Paul Post for the link.
Please share with others you think might be interested.
We’re looking forward to learning and engaging with the faculty presenters for this course:
Elizabeth Sung, Ph.D., Visiting Professor in Theology, Regent College (Vancouver, Canada) and Theologian-in-Residence and Senior Fellow, The InterVarsity Institute. Dr. Sung taught for nine years at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School as Associate Professor of Biblical and Systematic Theology, receiving the “Faculty of the Year” award. Her dissertation (2011) is titled “‘Race’ and Ethnicity Discourse and the Christian Doctrine of Humanity: A Systematic Sociological and Theological Appraisal.”
Rev. Dr. Jeff Liou, Director of Theological Formation with InterVarsity Christian Fellowship and Adjunct Professor at Fuller Theological Seminary. Dr. Liou teaches a Fuller Seminary course on Martin Luther King, Jr.: Theology and Ethics. Dr. Liou earned his PhD from Fuller Theological Seminary, where he studied the intersection of race and theology. He has contributed chapters to books on Asian American Christianity and ethics in pastoral ministry. Dr. Liou has also worked as a pastor, university chaplain, and adjunct professor.
Rev. Dr. Robert Chao Romero, Professor of Chicana/o Studies and Asian American Studies at UCLA. Dr. Chao Romero is “Asian-Latino.” He received his Ph.D. from UCLA in Latin American History and his Juris Doctor from U.C. Berkeley, and is also an attorney. Romero has published 15 academic books and articles on issues of race, immigration, history, education, and religion, including Brown Church: Five Centuries of Latina/o Social Justice, Theology, and Identity, published by IVP in May 2020. He received the Latina/o Studies book award from the international Latin American Studies Association.
- You want to continue learning about racism and explore the Christian tradition and its theological resources for racial justice and healing.
- You are looking for a group setting in which to ask questions and learn with faculty peers.
- You’ve read a few books, but still have lots of questions.
- You’d like to invite a few of your faculty colleagues to engage these important questions together.
InterVarsity Faculty Ministry, Associate Director
Veritas Forum, Director of Forums
InterVarsity Graduate & Faculty Ministries
Regional Director, GFM Northeast Region
Webinar, Friday, April 16, 4pm
Combined presentations in a PDF available here.
Co-Presenters: Dr. John Chae and Dr. Amy Ray
Hosted by the Grad & Faculty InterVarsity Christian Fellowship of the Ohio Valley. This one-hour webinar will also include Q/A session using zoom technology
John Chae, MD
Vice President, Research and Sponsored Programs
The MetroHealth System
Professor and Chair, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Professor, Biomedical Engineering
Case Western Reserve University
Dr. Chae will present on the accelerated clinical trials process and vaccine efficacy, and Dr. Ray will present on vaccine safety from the clinical trials and since FDA Emergency Use Authorization of the Pfizer and Moderna, and now the Johnson & Johnson vaccines.
Zoom link sent upon request.
Email organizer: Howard.Van-Cleave@intervarsity.org
April 8, 3 pm ET.
Graduate studies train you to be a researcher in your field. But where do you learn how to teach? Michael Kibbe will be our guest at our next ESN Conversation with helpful ideas for all who teach about becoming more effective in the classroom. Sign up for this conversation at https://tinyurl.com/research2teaching.
March 11, 2 pm ET. Most ESN members work within institutions. Our conversation with Gordon T. Smith, president of Anselm University, will explore how institutions work and how we may work intelligently and redemptively within them. Register at https://tinyurl.com/InstIntell.