The Aslan Society participated in the Fifth Annual Faculty/Staff Organization Fair in the Memorial Union on September 22. Pictured, l-r, Aslan President Scott Bingham and Jim Pourchot, Aslan supporter and member. Aslan Secretary Will Gentrup also helped staff the information table. About a dozen new faculty or staff signed up for the Aslan email list.
Dr. John Lennox, Professor of Mathematics at Oxford University, will speak on the question “Has Science Buried God?” at a Veritas Forum on Thursday, February 25, at 7:30 p.m. at the Tempe campus of Arizona State University. The talk, followed by Q&A, will be in Armstrong Hall of the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law (1100 S. McAllister Ave., Tempe; see www.asu.edu/tour/tempe/law and map here). In addition, the talk will be shown via video livestream at other ASU campuses and in several local churches. More information will be forthcoming at www.azccs.net and www.fb.com/azccs.
Professor Lennox is an internationally renowned speaker on the interface between science, philosophy, and Christianity. “Has Science Buried God?” is the subtitle of his 2007 book, God’s Undertaker, and also the topic of his historic debate with Oxford Professor Richard Dawkins in 2008 at the Oxford Museum of Natural History (see www.youtube.com/watch?v=J0UIbd0eLxw). Professor Lennox has spoken extensively in major universities around the world, including his recent talk at Rice University in September 2015 (seewww.youtube.com/watch?v=PSq4KLjMSlI). For more information, please visit www.johnlennox.org and http://veritas.org/speakers/john-lennox/.
To sponsor this significant event at ASU, Christian ministries and churches are asked to contribute at least $100 (larger groups might consider a contribution of $1 per student). Please reply by email with the name of the sponsoring organization and web address, as well as the amount of contribution. Tax-deductible donations may be made to “Community Ministries International” or “CMI” for “ASU Special Events”:
- To contribute online, go to www.cmi-ministries.org, click on the “give now” button, select “CMI – ASU Special Events” and enter the contribution amount and payment information.
- To contribute by check, make the check payable to “Community Ministries International” or “CMI” with a memo line “ASU Special Events” and mail to Community Ministries, P.O. Box 1245, Tempe, AZ 85280-1245.
Thank you for you support! Should you have questions or comments, please contact me at 480-242-2836 or veritas(Replace this parenthesis with the @ sign)asu.edu.
Is Reality Secular?
Testing the Assumptions of Four Global Worldviews
Friday, February 20
11:30 a.m. – 1:oo p.m.
Campus Christian Center
1034 S. Mill Avenue
(next to Chipotle)
parking available on site
Professor Poplin (Ph.D., Univ. of Texas) joined Claremont in 1985 and was Dean in 2000-4. Her Summit on Accountability and Social Justice addressed closing the achievement gap between rich and poor and between racial and ethnic groups. She has authored “Voices from the Inside: A Report on Schooling from Inside the Classroom.” Recently, she has begun to work on the application of the intel-lectual, social, and psychological principles of the Judeo-Christian worldview as they apply to higher education. Poplin has published two books: Is Reality Secular? Testing the Assumptions of Four Global Worldviews and Finding Calcutta: What Mother Teresa Taught Me about Meaningful Work and Service.
Sponsors: African Students Forum, Alpha, Arizona Center for Christian Studies, Arizona Christian University, Aslan Society, Athletes in Action, Campus Christian Center, Chi Alpha, Christian Challenge, Christian Legal Society, Christians in Commerce, Church on Mill, Community Ministries International, Cru, Elijah’s Cave, Friends of Internationals, Fuller Seminary, Gatekeepers Watch, Grace Community Church, Graduate Christian Fellowship, Greek InterVarsity, Intercollegiate Studies Institute, Interna-tional Bible Church, International Friendship House, InterVarsity Multiethnic Ministry, LoveASU, Navigators, Quo Vadis Bookstore, Phoenix Seminary, Ratio Christi, Reasons to Believe, Ten40 Church, The Faithful City, TruthSeekers, YoungLife and YWAM.
For more information contact Jim Pourchot 602-471-5489, jimpourchot(Replace this parenthesis with the @ sign)cox.net.
Aslan Society of ASU will hold a no-host luncheon on March 18, featuring Dr. Ted Davis, as part of the Colloquium and Conversation on Religion, Ethics and Science. Dr. Davis will speak on “Searching for Motivated Belief: John Polkinghorne on Science and Christianity.” Dr. Davis is Historian of Science at Messiah College in Pennsylvania and a member of the International Society for Science and Religion.
A Colloquium and Conversation on Religion, Ethics and Science is scheduled for March 18-19, 2014, featuring Dr. Ted Davis, Historian of Science at Messiah College in Pennsylvania and a member of the International Society for Science and Religion.
“The Movies and America: What the Academy Award Nominees for Best Picture Tell Us About Ourselves”
Dr. Drew Trotter, Executive Director of the Consortium of Christian Study Centers www.studycentersonline.org
Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2011
University Club, North Room, ASU Tempe Campus
Optional Lunch Buffet, $15, 11:30a-12noon
Free Lecture, 12noon – 1pm
Drew has written on film and popular culture for over thirty years in such publications asBooks & Culture, Christianity Today and Critique, and in the field of Biblical studies published Interpreting the Epistle to the Hebrews (Baker, 1997). For over twenty years, he has presented a seminar entitled Show and Tell: How to View a Movie Responsibly, helping laypeople and students in churches, Christian college and secular university environments understand this powerful medium and how to think about its influence both on the individual and the society. He has taught seminars on popular culture, university education in America today, a Biblical model of discipleship and how to interpret the Scriptures. Also a well-respected Bible teacher, Drew has lectured and preached at seminaries, churches and colleges throughout the United States and Canada on a wide variety of topics including prayer, discipleship, and Christian cultural awareness. Drew has three sons, two daughters-in-law and four grandchildren and lives with his wife of thirty-nine years, Marie, in Charlottesville, VA.
This luncheon is supported in part by the Wilson G. Baroody Commemorative Fund.
Please RSVP by Fri 7, Oct 2011 to aslan(Replace this parenthesis with the @ sign)asu.edu or 480-242-2836.
Lunchtime DVD Series and Discussion Group
“Doing the Right Thing”, an exploration of ethics conducted at Princeton University.
12noon – 1pm
Starting Wednesday, June 15, 2011
Memorial Union, ASU Tempe Campus
Doing The Right Thing is sponsored by the Witherspoon Institute (www.winst.org ) and the Colson Center (www.colsoncenter.org ). The video series is hosted by Dr. Robert George, McKormick Professor of Jurisprudence and director of the James Madison Program in American Ideals and Institutions at Princeton University. He is assisted by Charles Colson, founder of Prison Fellowship and the Colson Center.
Friday, September 24, 2010
11:30 am – 1:00 pm
University Club Heritage Room, ASU Tempe, 425 E. University Drive – Map
“Biblical Perspectives on Immigration Reform and the Larger Issue of Paralyzing Polarization” – Dr. Gary Kinnaman
Dr. Gary Kinnaman
Dr. Kinnaman is a graduate of Biola University (B.A.), Arizona State University (M.A.), Fuller Theological Seminary (M.A. in Theology), and Western Conservative Baptist Seminary (DMin.). He served as Senior Pastor of Word of Grace Church for twenty-five years. He now serves as a pastor at large, mentoring and networking church, government and market place leaders to serve our cities and state.
In 2008 Dr. Kinnaman served as Chair of Governor Napolitano’s Council on Faith and Community. Recently, he was selected to serve on Governor Brewer’s Arizona SERVES Task Force, our current Governor’s effort to engage the faith community in social services most deeply impacted by our state budget crisis.
Monday, March 22, 2010
11:30 am – 1:00 pm
University Club, ASU Tempe, 425 E. University Drive
Dr. Hugh Ross
Dr. Hugh Ross
Our special guest will be Dr. Hugh Ross, founder of Reasons To Believe, who will talk about scientific modeling of Intelligent Design/Creation, as per his new book More Than a Theory: Revealing a Testable Model for Creation
Dr. Ross is an astrophysicist with a Ph.D. from the University of Toronto and post-doctoral studies at the California Institute of Technology. In 1986 he founded Reasons to Believe, a science-faith think tank in Pasadena, California. The purpose of Reasons to Believe is to keep tabs on the frontiers of research to share with scientists and nonscientists alike the thrilling news of what is being discovered and how it connects with biblical theology. Dr. Ross has written many books, including: The Fingerprint of God, The Creator and the Cosmos, Beyond the Cosmos, The Genesis Question, A Matter of Days, Creation As Science, Why the Universe Is the Way It Is, and More Than a Theory.
Wednesday, October 22, 2008
11:30 a.m. – 12:55 p.m., University Club at ASU Tempe Campus
Professor Mary Poplin
Professor Mary Poplin of Claremont Graduate University will speak from her recently published book, Finding Calcutta: What Mother Teresa Taught Me About Meaningful Work and Service (InterVarsity Press).
“Find the sick, the suffering and the lonely right there where you are. . . . You can find Calcutta all over the world, if you have the eyes to see.” –Mother Teresa. Lifelong educator Mary Poplin, after experiencing a newfound awakening to faith, sent a letter to Calcutta asking if she could visit Mother Teresa and volunteer with the Missionaries of Charity. She received a response saying, “You are welcome to share in our works of love for the poorest of the poor.” So in the spring of 1996, Poplin spent two months in Calcutta as a volunteer. There she observed Mother Teresa’s life of work and service to the poor, participating in the community’s commitments to simplicity and mercy. Mother Teresa’s unabashedly religious work stands in countercultural contrast to the limitations of our secular age. Poplin’s journey gives us an inside glimpse into one of the most influential lives of the twentieth century and the lessons Mother Teresa continues to offer. Upon Poplin’s return, she soon discovered that God was calling her to serve the university world with the same kind of holistic service with which Mother Teresa served Calcutta.