Bring your brain to church!
In a previous age, thinking the faith was the job of church leaders. That time has passed. The Church will not survive except as an educated community. I have always thought that the unofficial motto of St. Jerome’s University was, “Bring your faith to school, and bring your brain to church.” Just as the university is enriched by the spiritual and moral values of faith, the church is best served by followers who develop a mature and deep conversation between faith and reason–as Pope Benedict has encouraged. In that spirit, we invite you this year to bring your faith to these lectures and to bring what you learn here to your community. It promises to be an exciting year!
David Seljak, PhD
Professor of Religious Studies
Coordinator, Lectures in Catholic Experience
Please register in advance to assist us with hospitality planning and to ensure that we can contact you in the event of an unexpected event cancellation. You will not be required to show your ticket at the door.
To register for any of the lectures in the Lectures in Catholic Experience Series please click on the event date noted below:
October 18, 2019 - Gender: But that is what the church has always taught! - Myroslaw Tataryn
November 15, 2019 - The Paradox of Pleasure: Jean Vanier and the Growth of L'Arche - Carolyn Whitney-Brown
January 24, 2020 - You've Come A Long Way Baby! Or Have You? - Sheila Ager
February 14, 2020 - The God Beat: Writing about Religion in the 21st Century - Michael Enright
April 17, 2020 - Religion and Nationalism Refuse to Die: So Now What? - David Seljak
SPECIAL EVENT - CANCELLED
March 6, 2020 - Encountering the Mystical Imagination - Norm Klassen, Chad Wriglesworth
The God Beat - February 14, 2020
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