Geneva Lecture Philosophy
The Geneva Lecture serves the Queen's University community with the original idea of the university--the gift of Christian scholarship. "For Christians thinking is part of believing." St. Augustine wrote: "not everyone who thinks believes, since many think in order not to believe; but everyone who believes thinks, thinks in believing and believes in thinking."
Since 1992 outstanding Christian scholars have come as our guests to speak on campus from varied disciplines(see list), but informed by that same faith that seeks understanding.
The goal of the Geneva Lecture is to offer our campus an engaging Christian academic perspective in an area relevant to our university culture. We invite you to join us as we engage our minds and our souls.
God and Justice: Redeeming the Word "Religion"
Geneva House, in partnership with The Navigators and Nightlight Kingston, invites you to a free lecture by Greg Paul, founder of Sanctuary - A Place of Refuge in downtown Toronto. The author of 4 books including "God in the Alley: Being and Seeing Jesus in a Broken World", Greg will speak on how social justice and meaningful relationship building with the marginalized must be seen as a defining aspect of the Christian faith. Students, faculty and community members of all faiths and backgrounds are invited and welcome to attend.
Greg Paul, author of "God in the Alley: Being and Seeing Jesus in a Broken World", "The Twenty Piece Shuffle: Why the Poor and the Rich Need Each Other", and "Close Enough To Hear God Breathe", is the founder of Sanctuary Ministries of Toronto, and pastor of the Sanctuary community. Sanctuary makes a priority of welcoming and caring for some of the most hurting and excluded people in Toronto, including addicts, prostitutes, homeless men, women and youth, gay, lesbian and transgendered people. A former carpenter, Greg has been involved in inner-city ministry since the mid 70's. His passionate commitment to the people on the street grew out of his fascination with the city and a strong interest in the issues of the street. Greg has participated in the building of a community in which people who are wealthy and people who are poor live, work, and share their experiences and resources on a daily basis.
2015 Andy Bannister, Melbourne School of Theology, Is There Hope for the Future
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