Week of October 19, 2008
Week of October 19, 2008

Week of October 19, 2008


Many upcoming events are worth marking in your calendar...

Cardus Senior Fellow Jonathan Chaplin will speak about Faith in Diversity: Integrity and Solidarity in a Plural Society at the Institute for Christian Studies, next Tuesday, October 28 2008.

Living at the Crossroads is one of the most important conferences of the next year. Featuring keynotes by ten internationally-known leaders including Comment authors Mike Goheen and Calvin Seerveld, Comment publisher Ray Pennings, and Comment editor Gideon Strauss, the conference will use the 2008 book Living at the Crossroads: An Introduction to Christian Worldview (Baker Academic) as a launching pad, exploring the strategic interface of mission, worldview and the Christian university, and its different subject areas today. January 7-11, 2009 at Redeemer University College, Ancaster, Ontario.

Philosophy and Relevation: A conference in celebration of the centenary of Herman Bavinck's Stone Lectures at Princeton University, April 16-18 2009. Dr. Alvin Plantinga will deliver the Kuyper Prize Lecture; paper abstracts welcomed until December 2, 2008.

Finally, two recommendations for Mars Hill Audio: First, wisdom about Wall Street from political theorist Patrick Deneen (author of the 2005 book Democratic Faith), who "has recently been placing the Wall Street meltdown in a larger cultural perspective that is absent from most media diagnoses and from the comments of politicians, whose handlers and PR experts forbid them from ever saying anything critical of the dominant trends of our cultural moment . . . ". And secondly, The Passionate Intellect: Incarnational Humanism and the Future of University Education—book and audio by Norman Klassen and Jens Zimmermann.

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