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|SERIES: Science & Theology–Contemporary Perspectives|
Is Humanity Uniquely Created by God?
| Jan-Olav Henriksen is professor of Systematic Theology at Norwegian School of Theology in Oslo, and professor of Religious Studies at University of Agder, Kristiansand. Among his main fields are theological anthropology and the possibilities for articulating Christian faith on contemporary terms. Henriksen has published more than 30 books, and is currently working on a project on God and Human Experience.
|4/21/2013||A Brief History of Religious Pluralism at
Princeton and Other Universities
Frederick Borsch will discuss his new book, Keeping Faith at Princeton: A Brief History of Religious Pluralism at Princeton and Other Universities. The book tells the story of Princeton’s journey from its founding in 1746 as a college for Presbyterian ministers to the religiously diverse institution it is today. The story of how Princeton and other major American universities learned to promote religious diversity is set against the backdrop of Borsch’s own quest for spiritual illumination, first as a student at Princeton in the 1950s and later as campus minister.
|Frederick Houk Borsch is presently Professor of New Testament and Chair of Anglican Studies at The Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia. Earlier he was the Interim Dean of the Berkeley Divinity School at Yale. He is the retired Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Los Angeles. He was Dean of the Chapel with rank of Professor of Religion at Princeton University where he taught in the Program in the History, Archaeology and Religions of the Ancient World.
|4/14/2013||Reading the Beatitudes from a Center in Christ
Jesus himself first defined what it means to be “poor in spirit,” “meek,” “pure in heart,” and “persecuted because of righteousness.” When we receive Christ by faith, we are being conformed by grace to what he has revealed himself to be in the Beatitudes. If we approach the Beatitudes as the self-interpretation of Jesus, it suggests that the Beatitudes are first indicatives, and that they are imperatives only because they are indicatives of what we already are in Him.
|George Hunsinger is Professor of Systematic Theology at Princeton Theological Seminary. He has broad interests in the history and theology of the Reformed tradition and in “generous orthodoxy” as a way beyond the modern liberal/conservative impasse in theology and church. He is an ordained Presbyterian minister and founder of the National Religious Campaign Against Torture.
|4/7/2013||Meals on Wheels, and Micah 6:8
Margaret will discuss her journey from high school to the working world, including the role that Nassau has played in her spiritual and professional development. Since graduating from Bryn Mawr College, Margaret has become involved with diverse community engagement and organizing initiatives in Philadelphia. In the future, she hopes to continue similar work using faith-based frameworks.
|Margaret Ernst works for the Mayor’s Office of Civic Engagement and Volunteer Service in Philadelphia, an office that supports the way that local government engages citizens in community development. In 2011-2012, Margaret worked with the Mayor’s Commission on Aging to build a task force on hunger among older adults and is currently working with Philadelphia Parks and Recreation to pilot volunteer initiatives to improve digital literacy. Margaret spent a summer volunteering at the Iona Community in Scotland, and is interested in supporting faith-based communities to organize and self-educate around issues of race, class and homophobia.
|SERIES: Education Matters Far and Wide|
|2/17/2013||PC(USA) Sponsored Education in Pakistan
Education of girls has traditionally been a low priority in Pakistan, meaning that many Pakistani females have lacked the knowledge, skills and opportunities so essential for a good quality of life. For over 150 years Presbyterian Education Board in Pakistan has been in the business of educating girls and PEB’s efforts are proving to be successful. Hear the good news from PEB, together with personal reflections about the challenges of being Christian in a predominantly Muslim country, along with the cultural and historical background that has shaped Pakistan into the country that it is today. Audio
| Veeda Javaid has served as Executive Director of Presbyterian Education Board in Pakistan since 1998, a long-term effort to reestablish the PEB schools to the superior level of education they had enjoyed prior to government nationalization in 1972, and to fulfill PEB’s mission of providing quality educational opportunity to the poor masses, without regard for caste, color, or creed. Veeda oversees all the activities of the PEB office in Lahore and 14 schools throughout the Punjab province of Pakistan. Additionally, she supervises the SHE (Struggle-Hope-Empowerment) project for at-risk women and girls, and community development programs of literacy, vocational training, and personal improvement.
|2/10/2013||Education for Pastors in Taiwan
Jonathan and Emily Seitz, currently missionaries-in-residence at PTS, serve in Taipei, Taiwan, where Jonathan teaches future pastors. Together they will tell us stories of their three years of work in Taiwan. They leave February 13 for another three year term.
|Jonathan Seitz finished his Ph.D. at Princeton Theological Seminary in 2007 in Mission, Ecumenics, and the History of Religions. Emily is currently completing her Ph.D. at Rutgers University in library science. They have three children: Sam (4) born in Princeton, and Eva and Eli, twins (2) born in Taipei. Jonathan is a former member of Nassau and is now a teaching elder in New Brunswick Presbytery.|
|SERIES: Confessions of the PC(USA): Shaping Theology and Practice
|2/3/2013||“The Confession of 1967”
A committee chaired by Edward Dowey, who retired in 1988 as professor of Christian doctrine at Princeton theological Seminary, spent seven years creating the first draft of a “brief contemporary statement of faith.” A revised version was adopted in 1967, shaped around the theme of reconciliation and speaking to the social problems of the day. Explore what was controversial about “C-67” in its time, and what is still relevant for Christians today. . Audio
|James Moorhead is Princeton Theological Seminary’s Mary McIntosh Bridge Professor of American Church History. He specializes in nineteenth- and twentieth-century Christianity, with a focus on mainline Protestantism, and teaches courses on American Christianity and Presbyterian history and theology. An ordained Presbyterian minister, he is senior editor of The Journal of Presbyterian History. Jim, his wife Cynthia, and his adult children are all active at Nassau.|
|1/27/2013||The Theological Declaration of Barmen
The Barmen Declaration is one of the most important statements of Christian conviction to emerge in the 20th century. Formulated in 1934 in response to the first steps taken by Hitler and his Nazi government to bring the church under their control, it serves as a constant challenge to the Christian church in any particular political context to clarify its basic commitments. The Presbyterian Church (USA) is one of the few denominations to have adopted Barmen as one of its Confessions. Consider its relevance today, almost eighty years after it was first formulated. Audio
|Darrell L. Guder is the Henry Winters Luce Professor of Missional and Ecumenical Theology at Princeton Theological Seminary where he also served as academic dean from 2005-2010. His research and teaching focuses on the challenges confronting the Christian church in the western cultures once self-defined as “Christendom”: How does the Christian church carry out its vocation to be Christ’s witnessing people in the mission fields of the secularized west?|
|1/13/2013||Reclaiming the Confessions
The creeds and confessions of the Christian church hold a great richness for Christian reflection, renewal, and wonder and yet are often the missing players in the symphony of contemporary faith. Begin this first series by examining the question, “How should we approach the creeds today?”
| Tom Hastings was a PC (USA) Mission Co-Worker in Japan for twenty years, and completed his tenure there as Professor of Christian Education at Tokyo Union Theological Seminary. After serving at the Center of Theological Inquiry for four years, he became Senior Research Fellow in Science & Religion at the Japan International Christian University Foundation in New York City. He is launching Science for Ministry pilot projects in several religious communities in Japan and convening a small group of scholars from China, Korea, Taiwan and Japan in Tokyo for a 2015 conference on science & religion.
|SERIES: The Shape and Shaping Power of Inaugurals|
Second inaugural addresses have provided a select group of our President’s with an opportunity to shape and define their legacy. Examine the rhetorical structure and the ethical, constitutional, and economic themes of President Barack Obama’s second inaugural and explore its relation to second inaugural addresses by Presidents Abraham Lincoln, Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Ronald Reagan, and William Jefferson Clinton.
|Larry Stratton is Assistant Professor of Ethics and Constitutional Law and Director of Waynesburg University’s Stover Center for Constitutional Studies and Moral Leadership. A lawyer and Presbyterian minister, he is a “graduate” of Nassau Presbyterian Church’s Adult Education Committee, as well as Princeton Theological Seminary’s M.Div. and Ph.D. programs. He uses Presidential Inaugural Addresses as benchmarks for his undergraduate seminar on American Political Thought.
|1/13/2013||Fascinating Facts, Firsts, and Faith Expressions
The inauguration of a president provides a peaceful, orderly (more or less) transition of power from one administration to another. Examine some inaugural “firsts,” – when a prayer was first included, when a Bible began to be used with the oath, among others; also, the faith groups represented in inaugural prayers; and how the inaugural ceremony has changed over time. Audio
|David E. Mulford, a retired Presbyterian minister, is very active in Nassau Church. He served as a pastor in New York, New Jersey and Florida. He has had a life-long interest in the American Presidency, and has spoken on the presidents and related topics to civic clubs, retirement communities and college classes, and taught courses for adult education programs and Elderhostels.
The Shape of the Inaugural Address
|Kevin Dean is a professor in the Communication Studies Department at West Chester University in PA and Director of WCU’s Honors Program. He joined the faculty of West Chester University in 1991. Kevin also directs a study project in South Africa that does research, serves communities and explores South African culture. Kevin lives in Princeton where his children were active in Nassau’s programs for youth.
|Dismantling the Cradle to Prison Pipeline: Poverty and the Pipeline
|11/11/2012||Ending the Cradle to Prison Pipeline
The U.S. has the highest incarceration rate in the world. Through video clips from a recent Children’s Defense Fund conference, participants will hear from Michelle Alexander, legal scholar and author of The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Color Blindness, The Rev. Janet Wolf, CDF’s National Program Coordinator and Director of Nonviolent Organizing to End the Cradle to Prison Pipeline, and Ndume Olatushani, formerly incarcerated prisoner for almost 28 years. Audio
| Shannon Daley-Harris is the Director of the Children’s Defense Fund’s Samuel DeWitt Proctor Institute for Child Advocacy Ministry and guides other aspects of CDF’s faith community work including the annual multi-faith National Observance of Children’s Sabbath manual.
Poor children lag behind their peers in many ways beyond income; they are less healthy, trail in emotional and intellectual development, and do not perform as well in school. Every year that we keep children in poverty costs our nation half a trillion dollars in lost productivity, poorer health and increased crime. What more can we be doing to bring good news to children who are poor? Audio
|Shannon Daley-Harris is the Director of the Children’s Defense Fund’s Samuel DeWitt Proctor Institute for Child Advocacy Ministry and guides other aspects of CDF’s faith community work including the annual multi-faith National Observance of Children’s Sabbath manual.
|Old Testament Perspectives on Sin and Forgiveness|
|11/18/2012||Some contemporary Christians use the word “sin” and “forgiveness” freely, while others are reluctant to do so. The New Testament talks of sin in a variety of ways, from individual misdeeds to suprahuman powers. Forgiveness is highlighted in some texts, but not in others. Audio||Deborah Hunsinger is a professor at Princeton Theological Seminary|
Theological Perspectives on Sin and Forgiveness Examine the theological foundations for forgiveness: God’s forgiveness of us and restoration of the world, and by implication, our forgiveness of (and receiving forgiveness from) others. Audio
|Bo Karen Lee, assistant professor of spirituality and historical theology at Princeton Theological Seminary, has written on the history of Christian spirituality in the early modern period and is currently completing a study on the theology of self-denial in two female European mystics. She enjoys teaching classes in prayer and introducing others to the deep riches of the Christian spiritual tradition.
Sin and forgiveness appear in many and various ways in the traditions and texts of the Old Testament, sometimes in considerable tension with each other. In one tradition sin and forgiveness pertain mainly to the individual (though always in the context of the community), while in another tradition the “forgiveness” of the “sinner” is totally irrelevant. Take this opportunity to examine a few of these traditions to get a sense of the diverse witness of the Hebrew Scriptures on this topic. Audio
|Jacqueline E. Lapsley is an elder at Nassau and associate professor of Old Testament at Princeton Theological Seminary.
|Exploring Some Election Issues: The Challenges of Health Care Reform|
|10/14/2012||The reform of our health care system has eluded several US Presidents and Congress. With President Obama’s bill and the subsequent Supreme Court rulings, health care reform has become one of the most divisive issues separating the two political parties. The problems of providing adequate health care for all are thorny and challenging. Mr. Rabner will discuss health care reform and how it is viewed by someone inside the health care system. Audio
||Barry S. Rabner, President and CEO of Princeton HealthCare System, steered the $523 million hospital project from initial planning through design and construction. He has led a rehabilitation hospital, served as an executive at a large Philadelphia healthcare system and held various other leadership positions in health care.
|10/7/2012|| Princeton and the surrounding communities are inviting all of us to read The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness by Michelle Alexander as a springboard for spotlighting this troublesome and compelling issue. Come and explore the negative impact of incarceration on human beings, the unreasonable mandatory minimums, the privatization of prisons, and other related issues. Audio
|| Heath Scribner-Pearson is a senior MDiv student at Princeton Seminary. He hopes to do PhD studies in cultural anthropology and study family units of the long-term incarcerated. He has served as a teaching pastor and community organizer in Indiana.
|Exploring Some Election Issues: Immigration|
|10/7/2012|| Immigration has been extensively debated in recent elections. What is our current immigration policy? How might the election affect immigration policy? Hear some predictions on legislative change and discuss recent policy announcements by the Obama administration. Audio
|| Amy Gottlieb is the Program Director of the American Friends Service Committee Immigrant Rights Program in Newark, a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting the rights of immigrants and refugees. Amy graduated from Rutgers Law School Newark, where she has taught immigration law as an adjunct professor.
|Centurion Ministries: Meet the Freed Innocent|
|9/30/2012||Meet three of Centurion Ministries' latest released prisoners, whose false convictions led to a total of 71 years of confinement while innocent.
• Richard Miles was freed in 2009 after 15 years in a Texas prison.
• Barry Beach gained his freedom in 2011 after 29 years of imprisonment for the murder of an 18-year old girl, which was actually committed by a gang of four girls who dumped her body in a nearly river.
• Frank O’Connell walked out of prison on April 12 of this year after spending 27 years incarcerated for the killing of a man whose ex-wife had arranged for his murder. Audio
|Jim McCloskey will join these three and their mothers for a recounting of their stories, a celebration of their regained lives, and poignant reminders of injustices perpetrated by false witnesses and over-zealous prosecutors.|
|Exploring Some Election Issues|
|9/23/2012||Faith vs. Fiduciary Duty
Can the teachings of Jesus inform issues raised by the United States Supreme Court decision in Citizens United v. FEC? Business executives have a fiduciary duty to maximize shareholder returns, and as people of faith are called to foster equality and justice for our neighbors and the world. Come explore the tension between the impact of corporate influence on the electoral process and the needs of the poor and disenfranchised. Audio
|Nicholas Valvanis is a member of the Financial Industry Group in the Princeton office of a multi-national law firm. He represents major banks and other institutional lenders in real estate financing and corporate transactions.|
Elections that Shaped Our History
|James McPherson is Professor of American History Emeritus at Princeton University. Author of many books, his most famous is Battle Cry of Freedom, which won a Pulitzer Prize in 1989. In 2009, he was the co-winner of the Lincoln Prize for Tried by War: Abraham Lincoln as Commander in Chief. He is a member of Nassau Church.
Christianity and Politics: A Theological Primer
|John Bowlin is the Rimmer and Ruth de Vries Associate Professor of Reformed Theology and Public life at Princeton Theological Seminary. He and his family have been members of Nassau Church since 2008.
|SUMMER 2012: Key issues of selected American presidents, Faith traditions , The music of faith|
The Religion of Early Twentieth Century
|David E. Mulford is a Presbyterian minister, retired, who is very active in Nassau Church. He served as a pastor in New York, New Jersey and Florida. He has had a life-long interest in the American presidency. He has spoken on the presidents to civic clubs, retirement communities and college classes and has taught courses for adult education programs and Elderhostels.
|7/22/2012||Exploring Psalms for All Seasons: Explore a new psalter, Psalms for All Seasons, edited by our leader Martin Tel. Together we will consider the way some of our favorite psalms are sung and prayed in the broader church. Also examine some of the thorny psalms and consider how and where they might find a place in our conversations with God. Audio
|| Martin Tel’s love of psalmody began in a dairy barn where he heard his father singing psalms from early morning till late at night! Since 1996 he has been the Director of Music at Prince-ton Theological Seminary where he directs the choirs, accompanies the community in daily worship, and teaches courses in church music. He currently serves on the hymnal committee for the Reformed Church in America and the Christian Reformed Church denominations.
|7/15/2012||Thomas Jefferson, the Founding Founders,
and their Elite Perspective on Christianity: Through images and documents, examine the Founding Fathers in the context of the contentious political and religious worlds in which they operated. In so doing, capture a sense of the opposition between Mr. Jefferson’s and other Founders’ respective elite perspective as well as the popular religiosity that was gaining a foothold in American society. Audio
| Bland Whitley is an assistant editor of The Papers of Thomas Jefferson, a comprehensive collection of the correspondence and private papers of the third president housed at Princeton University and published by the university’s academic press.Prior to this, he worked as staff historian for a Richmond, Virginia museum and as an assistant editor of the Dictionary of Virginia Biography, a reference work published by the Library of Virginia in Richmond.
|7/8/2012||Introduction to Hinduism:An introduction to the basic Hindu scriptures, the four human pursuits (dharma, artha, kama and mokhsa), and common principles of Hinduism, including karma, rebirth, and the varnasrama (caste) system. As time permits, we will also discuss the samskaras (rituals and workship in the temples) and the various deities. Audio||Satya N. Das, a highly esteemed academic who holds an M. Tech degree from IIT Delhi and a Ph.D. in Sanskrit from Agra University, comes to us from the Jiva Institute of Vedic Studies in India. Dr. Das has written 15 books related to Indian culture and philosophy, and teaches Hindu Philosophy and Ayurveda, the traditional healing system of ancient India, at Rutgers University’s Summer Hindu Studies Program.|
|7/1/2012||Iona--A Week in the Abbey: Many people, especially Presbyterians, make the trip to the island of Iona off the western shore of Scotland for a day or two. A week in the Abbey offers a unique experience of focused community, shared worship, work, and reflection with an international group of men and women seeking to draw close to God in a “thin place.”Audio
||In 1971 Nancy and Dave Prince, with their daughter Jennifer, spent two months in a Church of Scotland congregation on the shores of Loch Lomond, although they didn’t get to Iona during that time. However, in January 2011 when the New Brunswick Presbytery newsletter offered an opportunity to join a group from Northern Ireland for a week-long residence in the Iona Abbey, they responded quickly.|
|6/17/2012||American Presidents (Part 1): Abraham
Lincoln, the Churches, and the Civil War: Explore how Northern churches interpreted the war for the Union, how Lincoln used religious themes to explore the conflict’s meaning, and why some historians have suggested that the president was a better theologian than the professionals. Audio
|Jim Moorhead is professor of American church history at Princeton Seminary where he has taught for twenty-eight years. He is author of the forthcoming Princeton Seminary in American Religion and Culture, a book prepared for the school’s bicentennial celebration this year.
|Three Similar Gospels (Matthew, Mark and Luke): Why?
|4/1/2012||Some shared stories, some unique ones, and many pointing us to the transformative “Kingdom of God,” which Jesus speaks of, as available to us now. Indeed, it is within us and at hand if only we choose to recognize it and to live it out. But why three gospels? Come and explore the answer because what you learn will help you interpret the Bible for our lives of faith. Audio
||Shane Berg is an assistant professor in New Testament at Princeton Theological Seminary. His acute interest in the theology of scripture shapes his interest in this question as an important one for the church. Shane is active at Nassau, teaching occasional adult education classes as well as senior high youth.|
|Celtic Spirituality: Ancient Wisdom for the Modern World
|3/25/2012||After Patrick’s extraordinary missionary effort in the 5th century, Christianity thrived in Ireland, taking on a distinct flavor because of its isolation from the rest of Christendom. Intentional Christian communities—monasteries for both men and women—sprouted up all over Ireland and thrived as centers of spiritual growth, scriptural study, artistic expression, self-sustaining agriculture, and hospitality to the vulnerable of society. Though destroyed by Viking raids in the 10th and 11th centuries, their legacy lives on and continues to inspire us today in what we call “Celtic Spirituality.” The prayers, poetry, stories, wisdom, illuminated manuscripts, high crosses, and beautiful artistry that survive give us insight into the rich faith of Celtic Christians. They were in awe of the Creator God, believed that Christ accompanies us on life’s journey, sought the sacred in everyday life, and embraced the stranger without fear. Audio
||Kiran Young Wimberly has lived in Belfast, Northern Ireland for 5 years. A PC(U.S.A.) pastor, she served in congregational ministry for 3 ½ years, and now serves an ecumenical organization called The Centre for Celtic Spirituality, which looks at the Celtic Christian tradition as common ground for Protestants and Catholics, offering both groups inspiration for their faith journeys today. Kiran assists with the local program and organizes international pilgrimages, retreats, and study tours on Celtic Spirituality and Peacemaking in Ireland. A graduate of Princeton Theological Seminary in 2005, she was a candidate under care of Nassau’s Candidates Committee.
|God, Soul, Mind, Brain: A Neuroscientist's Reflections on the Spirit World|
|3/4/2012||A Neuroscientist's Reflections on the Spirit World How does the brain produce the private experience of consciousness? The tendency to attribute a conscious mind to ourselves, others, or the spaces around us, may be an adaptation of the human brain that allows us to be socially intelligent. Consider some of the scientific possibilities and their implications for our understanding of ourselves, each other, soul, spirit, and the concept of God. Audio
||Michael Graziano is a professor of neuroscience at Princeton University and a novelist. His contributions on the functioning of the brain regularly appear in scientific journals. He has published books on the brain, including the popular book God, Soul, Mind, Brain. His novels include The Divine Farce and The Love Song of Monkey.|
|2/26/2012||Mind of God or Grand Design: What Can a Citizen of the Multiverse Believe?
Two years ago, Kitty Ferguson spoke to us about Stephen Hawking’s and James Hartle’s “No Boundary Proposal” for the origin of the universe, and the implications of this proposal for belief in God. Now, fresh from writing a new biography of Hawking, she discusses science that Hawking thinks presents much stronger challenges to belief—M-theory, the “multiverse,” eternal inflation, and the interpretation of the human brain as a super-intelligent computer. Does respect for this science require us to water down or abandon our faith? Audio
|Kitty Ferguson writes and lectures on subjects related to the history of knowledge and science, theoretical physics and cosmology, and the interface between science and religion. Her most recent book is Stephen Hawking: An Unfettered Mind, written with Hawking’s help and covering both his life story and his science, discussed in the language of non-experts.|
|Food for Body and Soul|
|11/20/2011||Diet, Obesity and Cancer
Weight, weight gain, and obesity account for approximately 20% of all cancer cases. It is estimated that the U.S. incidence of breast cancer would be 20% lower if no woman was obese, drank alcohol, or used hormone replacement therapy. With an increase in the incidence of several types of cancer, it is critical that we begin to take an active role in modifying the risk factors we can control. This starts with honoring our bodies, which includes making good food choices and integrating exercise into our routines. Examine the data linking obesity to cancer and discuss strategies that may impact cancer risk. Download a PowerPoint here. Audio
|Deborah Toppmeyer, M.D., is a Medical Oncologist and Associate Professor of Medicine at the University of Medicine and Dentistry at the Robert Wood Johnson Medical School in New Brunswick, NJ.|
|11/13/2011||Amazing Grace and Other Answers to
Spiritual Hunger Americans are getting heavier at an alarming rate, and at a huge cost in dollars and poor health. Those who face their own struggles with weight lose heart, seeing the “cure” only as self-deprivation, guilt, and punishment. Examine the premise that the first step to reaching a healthy weight is living a joyful, faithful life. Explore eating in the absence of hunger – what’s eating you? Audio
|Stephanie Carey has been the Health Officer for Montgomery Township since 2004. Stephanie has over 25 years experience in protecting public health and promoting healthy behaviors.|
|Mission Challenges for Today|
|10/30/2011||Missional Theology and the Mission Challenges in the Middle East Today Examine missional theology, a new way of understanding the missionary calling of the church for the 21st century. Missional theologians challenge Christians to live according to this calling at all times and places. Gain one perspective on the challenges and opportunities for mission in the Middle East, which has been an important location for Presbyterian missionary engagement. Audio
||Deanna Womack is a Ph.D. candidate at Princeton Theological Seminary in the field of mission, ecumenics, and the history of religions, where she previously completed her M.Div. and Th.M. Deanna has served as a Presbyterian Volunteer in Mission, teaching at the Secondary Evangelical School administered by the National Evangelical (Presbyterian) Synod in Zahle, Lebanon.|
|Religion and Revolution: Updates on the Arab Spring and Summer|
Religion and Revolution in Syria
|Karam Nachar is a graduate student in the History Department at Princeton University. He has a Masters of Arts in Middle Eastern Studies from Oxford University, St. Antony’s College, and a B.A. in Political Science from the American University of Beirut. He has also worked as a junior researcher at the Arab Unity Studies Center in Beirut.|
|9/18/2011||Revolution and Religion in Iraq Trace the historical and cultural roots of today’s Iraq to understand the current political situation in one of the most important and misunderstood countries in the Middle East. Audio
||Eric Davis is Professor of Political Science at Rutgers University and past director of the University’s Center for Middle Eastern Studies.|
|9/11/2011||Reflections on 10 years since 9/11/2001 from a person of faith in public life. Audio||Congressman Rush Holt|
|Summer 2011: Surprising Christian Themes in the Arts, and more...|
|8/14/2011||Lessons from the Fukushima Nuclear Disaster: Triumphs, Paradoxes and Ultimate Truths Audio||Freeman Dyson, Professor of Physics Emeritus at the Institue for Advanced Study and Templeton Prize for Progress in Religion winner.|
|6/12/2011||Who Was There at Pentecost? The Surprising Answer of Christian Art Audio||Karlfried Froehlich, retired, Professor at Drew University and Princeton Theological Seminary|
|The Conflict of Science and Christianity from the past to the present, 4 lectures|
|5/22/2011||Reformed Theology and Evolutionary Biology Audio download a hand-out||Gijsbert van den Brink, Leiden Institute of Religious Studies|
|5/15/2011||Natural Theology and Paley's Watchmaker||Angela N. H. Creager, Princeton University History Department|
|5/8/2011||Lawful Nature from the Scientific Revolution to Scientific Naturalism Audio||Angela N. H. Creager, Princeton University History Department|
|5/1/2011||The Galileo Affair Reconsidered (due to technical problems, this lecture was not recorded, sorry)||Angela N. H. Creager, Princeton University History Department|
Lent 2011Series: The Great Ends of the Church as experienced at Nassau
|4/3/2011||The shelter, nurture, and spiritual fellowship of the children of God audio||Matthew Schultz, Associate Pastor; Joyce MacKichan Walker, Minister of Education, Nassau Presbyterian Church|
|3/27/2011||The maintenance of divine worship audio||David A. Davis, Pastor & Head of Staff; Noel Werner, Director of Music, Nassau Presbyterian Church|
|3/20/2011||The exhibition of the Kingdom of Heaven to the world audio||Darrell Guder (Professor of Missional and Ecumenical Theology, Princeton Theological Seminary)|
|3/13/2011||The proclamation of the gospel for the salvation of humankind audio or PowerPoint with audio file
||Tom Hastings (Associate Director, Center of Theological Inquiry)|
Ethics: God, our Lives and our World – Explore ethics as our response to God, to other people and to the world in which we live.
|11/21/2010||Ethics: God, Our Lives and the World||Charles West|
|11/14/2010||Ethics:How can we live together, as believers, in this world?||Charles West|
|11/7/2010||Ethics: Examine what truth has to do with ethics||Charles West|
Tens of thousands of people from every part of the globe, and including U.S. citizens, are living in slavery in the Land of the Free – controlled by violence, paid little or nothing, and forced to work until they die, escape, or are rescued. Lured here by the lies of traffickers, who have promised them opportunity – an education, a better job, many enter through our airports daily, with papers provided by crime families or syndicates. Once inside the country, the dream disappears, and a life of slavery begins.
|10/24/2010||The Slave Next Door||Ron Soodalter|