Come join us for our bi-weekly prayer meeting. This is an excellent opportunity to connect with other Christian academics and to serve and encourage each other through prayer. We meet in the Medical Sciences Building Starbucks (1 King's College Circle/160 College St.) every other Tuesday for the Fall semester.
Professor John Bland will kick off our 2016-17 seminar series with his thoughts on randomness. Dr. Bland is a professor of mathematics at the University of Toronto.
A pizza dinner will be provided at this seminar. Cash contributions for dinner can be given to Markus Schafer.
Jackman Humanities Building, Room 317
The Necessity of Christ's Lordship in the Academy: Medicine as a Paradigmatic Case
Dr. Ewan Goligher
*LOCATION CHANGE* Now Leonard Hall, Wycliffe College
Perhaps one of the most overlooked and underdeveloped skill among Christian scholars is the art of rhetoric. As scholars we may devote numerous hours to research, but how much time do we devote to crafting the oral presentation? Much excellent content produced by Christian thinkers does not persuade because it is not presented in an engaging or a persuasive manner. How can ensure that when we present our research to both Christians and non-Chrsitians - especially non-academics - that we speak to them in an engaging and persuasive manner? Dr. Andy Bannister, the Director and Lead Apologist of RZIM Canada, is a highly gifted communicator with refined rhetorical ability. Andy will share his insights and strategies to help us deliver dynamic and persuasive lectures.
Oct. 1, 4-5 pm, Leonard Hall, Wycliffe College, 5 Hoskin Ave.
Can My Life Have Meaning Without God? "The Atheist Who Didn’t Exist: Or the Dreadful Consequences of Bad Arguments"
Recently, Dr. Andy Bannister released the book: "The Atheist Who Didn't Exist: Or the Dreadful Consequences of Bad Arguments" (Oxford: Lion). In this book he looks at common atheist soundbites that at first glance sound quite powerful, but upon deeper examination begin to unravel.
He uses humour, wit, good illustrations, logic, and reason to get to the bottom of things. Some of these sound bites include: atheism is not a belief system; all religions are the same; religion is a psychological crutch; religion poisons everything; science can explain all of reality; we can be good without God; we can have meaning in life without God; Jesus is a myth.
In his talk at the University of Toronto, Dr. Bannister will tackle one of these soundbites: “Can My Life Have Meaning Without God?" Following his talk there will be an extended open Question and Answer period. Bring your toughest questions to him. During this time he can also address any of the other soundbites he lists in his book. No question is off limits.
We are excited that Dr. Nabeel Qureshi is coming to speak at the University of Toronto on Saturday September 12th at 7PM on the topic “Questioning Jesus: Critically Considering Christian Claims.” (the event is open to the public - $5 for non-students). Dr. Qureshi will be discussing the evidence for the Christian claim of Jesus and will look at alternative arguments and perspectives. After his talk there will be an open Question and Answer period. You can ask any question you would like. No question is off limits.
Register here to reserve your spot (limited seating available).
Dr. Nabeel Qureshi received his MD from Eastern Virginia Medical School, an MA from Duke University and an MA from Biola University. Currently, he is a graduate student at the University of Oxford. Nabeel is an itinerant speaker with RZIM Zacharias Trust. As a former Muslim, and now a Christian, he is the bestselling author of "Seeking Allah, Finding Jesus: A Devout Muslim Encounters Christianity."
Dr. Qureshi has lectured to students at over 100 universities, including Oxford, Columbia, Dartmouth, Cornell, Johns Hopkins, and the University of Hong Kong. He has participated in 18 public debates around North America, Europe, and Asia. His focus is on the foundations of the Christian faith, the early history and teachings of Islam, and the interface of science and religion.
Sponsored by: RZIM Canada; Power to Change; The Network of Christian Scholars.