Category Archives: Table Talk

The Intellectual Virtues (Fall 2015 Table Talks)

The Fall 2015 Table Talks will examine the intellectual virtues. This continues a discussion on human flourishing we began last semester, turning our attention to virtues that are particularly important to cultivate for a flourishing intellectual life. Intellectual virtues are desperately needed in an academic world … Continue reading

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Christian Reflections on Human Flourishing (Spring 2015)

Table Talks during the Spring 2015 semester addressed Christian visions of human flourishing. Human flourishing is a broad concept with a rich history, and finds varied expression in a remarkably diverse set of academic disciplines. Known roots in ancient philosophy have … Continue reading

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Table Talk – Nancy Yuen and Dean Yamada – 11.13.14

 

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Table Talk – Ivan Moody – 10.9.14

Table Talk Ivan Moody – 10.9.14

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Table Talk – Erwin McManus – 09.19.14

Table Talk Erwin McManus 9.19.14

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Inklings: Spirit and Story in 20th Century England

The Table Talk series for Spring 2014 will focus on four great English literary figures of the 20th century: Chesterton, Tolkien, Sayers and Lewis. Though these authors were not all part of the famed “Inklings” in a direct sense, they … Continue reading

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Christianity and the Arts

This fall our Table Talks focus on Christianity and the Arts. We  want to speak to the University’s theme “Spirit and Story” as well as acknowledging the launch of the Center for Christianity Culture and the Arts. The relationship between … Continue reading

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Human Sexuality in Christian Perspective

There are few issues where Christianity is more in tension with our culture than in issues related to human sexuality. We live in a climate that is sexually permissive, generally self-indulgent, and usually confused. It seems the only thing which … Continue reading

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What does Jerusalem have to do with Washington?

As so many have done before me, I thought I’d borrow (and butcher) this phrase from Tertullian. Though he originally asked about Athens and Jerusalem in reference to the church and the secular academy, it is fitting to ask the … Continue reading

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Lest We Forget: The Importance of Place in Worship and Remembrance

Rick Langer and Todd Pickett contribute to our Sacred Space series with reflections on “The Importance of Place in Worship and Remembrance.” Todd will consider the importance of place and solitude in our spiritual lives. Rick will discuss his own … Continue reading

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