Upcoming Events


September 16, 2014
Transhumanism presentations to bioethics classes at John Carroll Catholic High School
Dr. Steve Donaldson

October 1, 2014
7:00 p.m. - Student Faith and Reason Group
(at Dr. Donaldson's home)
Contact Melanie McConnell mmcconne@samford.edu for details 

October 7, 2014
Science and Christianity Cadre
Book discussion: Unlimited Love: Altruism, Compassion, and Service (Stephen Post)
3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
223 Russell Hall, Samford University

October 8, 2014
12:05 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Pizza lunch and Q&A: Beeson Divinity School faculty and students with Dr. Stephen Post (Divinity 101N)

3:00 p.m. - 4:00pm
University Fellows Roundtable with Dr. Stephen Post (Brooks 105)


October 9, 2014
10:00 a.m. - 10:50 a.m.
Dr. Stephen Post Q&A with Psychology majors and Pre-med students (Planetarium)


12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Minister's luncheon with Dr. Stephen Post (Hospitality Suite, Pete Hanna Center)

1:10 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Minister's class with Dr. Stephen Post (Divinity 101N)

7:30 p.m. - Wright Center
The Power of Compassionate Love
Dr. Stephen Post (Stony Brook University School of Medicine)
Annual Davis lecture and inaugural event in New Directions project lecture series
Book signing to follow

November 4, 2014
Science and Christianity Cadre
Book discussion: The Cave and the Light: Plato versus Aristotle and the Struggle for the Soul of Western Civilization (Arthur Herman)
3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
223 Russell Hall, Samford University

November 5, 2014
7:00 p.m. - Student Faith and Reason Group
(at Dr. Donaldson's home)
Contact Melanie McConnell mmcconne@samford.edu for details 

November 12, 2014
Randomness and chance presentations to bioethics classes at John Carroll Catholic High School
Dr. Tom Woolley

December 2, 2014
Science and Christianity Cadre
Book discussion: Incomplete Nature: How Mind Emerged from Matter (Terrence Deacon)
3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
223 Russell Hall, Samford University

December 3, 2014
7:00 p.m. - Student Faith and Reason Group
(at Dr. Donaldson's home)
Contact Melanie McConnell mmcconne@samford.edu for details 

 

COMPLETED EVENTS

September 3, 2014
7:00 p.m. - Student Faith and Reason Group
(at Dr. Donaldson's home)
Contact Melanie McConnell mmcconne@samford.edu for details 

September 2, 2014
Science and Christianity Cadre
Book discussion: The Trinity and an Entangled World (John Polkinghorne)
3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
223 Russell Hall, Samford University

May 12, 2014
Science and Christianity Cadre
Book discussion: The Master and His Emissary (Iain McGilchrist)
Dinner Meeting

May 7, 2014
7:00 p.m. - Student Faith and Reason Group
(at Dr. Donaldson's home)
Contact Melanie McConnell mmcconne@samford.edu for details 

April 14, 2014
Science and Christianity Cadre
Book discussion: Questioning the Millennium (Stephen J. Gould)
2:15 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.
223 Russell Hall, Samford University

April 2, 2014
7:00 p.m. - Student Faith and Reason Group
(at Dr. Donaldson's home)
Contact Melanie McConnell mmcconne@samford.edu for details 

April 2, 2014
Faith and Reason presentations to bioethics classes at John Carroll Catholic High School
Dr. Tom Woolley

March 17, 2014
Science and Christianity Cadre
Book discussion: The Mind of God (Paul Davies)
2:15 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.
223 Russell Hall, Samford University

March 6, 2014
"No Small Wonder: Integrating Faith and Science"
Dr. Beth Anderson, Department of Chemistry, Hope College
4:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.
Brock Forum, Samford University

March 5, 2014
7:00 p.m. - Student Faith and Reason Group
(at Dr. Donaldson's home)
Contact Melanie McConnell mmcconne@samford.edu for details 

March 4, 2014
"God and the Cosmos"
Dr. Dean Zimmerman, Department of Philosophy, Rutgers University
3:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m.
Brock Forum, Samford University

February 17, 2014
Science and Christianity Cadre
Book discussion: Against Method (Feyerabend)
2:15 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.
223 Russell Hall, Samford University

February 13, 2014
"Two Stories Are Better Than One"
Birmingham Pastors Group
7:00 p.m.
Howard Room, Samford University
Dr. Wilton Bunch

February 13, 2014
"The Seven Deadly Sins of Science and Religion"
        and
"Dimensions of Faith (A Scientist Talks About Faith)"
Presentations at Judson College's 175th Anniversary Celebrations:
-- The Gift of Reason: Exploring Intersections of Science and Biblical Faith --
Dr. Steve Donaldson

February 5, 2014
7:00 p.m. - Student Faith and Reason Group
(at Dr. Donaldson's home)
Contact Melanie McConnell mmcconne@samford.edu for details 

January 27, 2014
Science and Christianity Cadre
Paper discussion:
Randomness and God's Nature (James Bradley)
A World of Contingencies (Robert Ulanowicz)
2:15 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.
223 Russell Hall, Samford University

January 14, 2014
Transhumanism presentations to bioethics classes at John Carroll Catholic High School
Dr. Steve Donaldson

December 9, 2013
Science and Christianity Cadre
Book discussion: The Evolution of Adam (Peter Enns)
2:15 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.
223 Russell Hall, Samford University

December 4, 2013
7:00 p.m. - Student Faith and Reason Group
(at Dr. Donaldson's home)
Contact Melanie McConnell mmcconne@samford.edu for details 

November 18, 2013
Science and Christianity Cadre
Book discussion: Creation: Law and Probability (Fraser Watts)
2:15 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.
223 Russell Hall, Samford University

November 13, 2013
6:00 p.m. - Room 303 West - Dawson Memorial Baptist Church
How to Have Difficult Conversations (session 6 of 6)
Dr. Steve Donaldson

November 6, 2013
7:30 p.m. - Student Faith and Reason Group
(at Dr. Donaldson's home)
Contact Melanie McConnell mmcconne@samford.edu for details 

November 6, 2013
6:00 p.m. - Room 303 West - Dawson Memorial Baptist Church
How to Have Difficult Conversations (session 5 of 6)
Dr. Steve Donaldson

October 30, 2013
Faith and Reason presentations to bioethics classes at John Carroll Catholic High School
Dr. Tom Woolley

October 30, 2013
6:00 p.m. - Room 303 West - Dawson Memorial Baptist Church
How to Have Difficult Conversations (session 4 of 6)
Dr. Steve Donaldson

October 29, 2013
10:00 a.m. - Reid Chapel
Evolution and Faith: What is the Problem?
Dr. John Haught, Georgetown University

4:30 p.m. - Brooks 105
University Fellows Roundtable with Dr. John Haught

7:00 p.m. - Brock Forum
Science, Faith, and the New Atheism
Dr. John Haught, Georgetown University

October 27, 2013
4:00 p.m. - First Presbyterian Church, Charleston, WV
Near Death Experiences
Dr. George Keller

October 23, 2013
6:00 p.m. - Room 303 West - Dawson Memorial Baptist Church
How to Have Difficult Conversations (session 3 of 6)
Dr. Steve Donaldson

October 21, 2013
Science and Christianity Cadre
Book discussion: Science and Faith: A New Introduction (John Haught)
2:15 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.
223 Russell Hall, Samford University

October 16, 2013
6:00 p.m. - Room 303 West - Dawson Memorial Baptist Church
How to Have Difficult Conversations (session 2 of 6)
Dr. Steve Donaldson

October 9, 2013
7:30 p.m. - Student Faith and Reason Group
(at Dr. Donaldson's home)
Contact Melanie McConnell mmcconne@samford.edu for details 

October 9, 2013
6:00 p.m. - Room 303 West - Dawson Memorial Baptist Church
How to Have Difficult Conversations (session 1 of 6)
Dr. Steve Donaldson

September 17, 2013
Transhumanism presentations to bioethics classes at John Carroll Catholic High School
Dr. Steve Donaldson

September 16, 2013
Science and Christianity Cadre
Book discussion: How Nature Works (Per Bak)
2:15 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.
223 Russell Hall, Samford University

September 11, 2013
7:00 p.m. - Student Faith and Reason Group
(at Dr. Donaldson's home)
Contact Melanie McConnell mmcconne@samford.edu for details 

May 26, 2013
How does God interact with the world?
Dr. Tom Woolley, Samford University
9:45 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.
St. Paul’s Catholic Church
Cathedral Life Center
2120 3rd Ave N, Birmingham, AL 35203 

May 5, 2013
Does God exist?
Dr. Wilton Bunch, Samford University
9:45 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.
St. Paul’s Catholic Church
Cathedral Life Center
2120 3rd Ave N, Birmingham, AL 35203 

 April 15, 2013
Science and Christianity Cadre
Book discussion: The Way the World Is (John Polkinghorne)
2:15 p.m. –
 3:15 p.m.
223 Russell Hall, Samford University

April 7, 2013
What will it mean to be human (current precedent)?
Dr. Wilton Bunch, Samford University
9:45 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.
St. Paul’s Catholic Church
Cathedral Life Center
2120 3rd Ave N, Birmingham, AL 35203  

 April 3, 2013
Student Faith and Reason Group
(at Dr. Donaldson's home)
Contact Melanie McConnell mmcconne@samford.edu for details

March 11, 2013
Science and Christianity Cadre
Book discussion: Ignorance: How It Drives Science (Stuart Firestein)
2:15 p.m. –
 3:15 p.m.
223 Russell Hall, Samford University

March 6, 2013
Student Faith and Reason Group
(at Dr. Donaldson's home)
Contact Melanie McConnell mmcconne@samford.edu for details

March 3, 2013
What will it mean to be human (transhumanism)?
Dr. Steve Donaldson, Samford University
9:45 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.
St. Paul’s Catholic Church
Cathedral Life Center
2120 3rd Ave N, Birmingham, AL 35203 

February 18, 2013
Science and Christianity Cadre
Book discussion: Jesus Christ and the Life of the Mind (Mark Noll)
2:15 p.m. –
 3:15 p.m.
223 Russell Hall, Samford University

February 3, 2013
What is the soul?
Dr. Steve Donaldson, Samford University
9:45 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.
St. Paul's Catholic Church
Cathedral Life Center
2120 3rd Ave N., Birmingham, AL 35203