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Geneva Lecture

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"

Greg Paul
Wednesday, November 11, 2015
Room 100 School of Kinesiology
for help in finding this room go to: Classfind.com

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.

Previous Geneva Lectures

2015 Andy Bannister, Melbourne School of Theology, Is There Hope for the Future
2013 Ian Barns, Murdoch University, Sustainability and the Good Life
2013 Kirstin Jeffrey Johnson, Hobbitted - A Mythopoeic Journey
2011 Bob Goudzwaard, Free University of Amsterdam, Peeling the Onion - World Problems and their Deeper Dimensions
2010 James K.A. Smith, Calvin College, Postmodernity and the Future of God
2009 John G. Stackhouse Jr., Regent College, Does God Care about Darfur: An Honest Look at the Problem of Evil
2008 James C. Peterson, McMaster University, Changing Nature: a Theological Ethics Perspective
2005 John Witte, Jr., Law, Emory University, Challenging Neighbors: Christianity and Human Rights
2003 Elaine Storkey, Sociology, Oxford, The Origins of Difference: The Gender Debate Revisited
2002 Merold Westphal, Philosophy, Fordham U., The Religious Uses of Modern Atheism
2001 Barry Moser, Art, Devils and Angels: Illustrating the King James' Bible
2000 Loren Wilkinson, Environmental Science, Regent College, Valuing the Earth: Environmental Ethics and the Religious Nature of Science
1999 Susan Gallagher, English, Seattle Pacific U., The Rhetoric of Confession: The Case of South Africa
1998 Gerald Gabrielse, Physics, Harvard, Antimatter in the Hands of Job's God
1996 Mark Noll, History, Wheaton College, Christian Thinking in the Modern University
1994 David Ley, Geography, U. of British Columbia, What is Truth: Christian Faith and the Social Sciences
1993 Paul Marshall, Political Science, Institute of Christian Studies, Human Rights as a Source of Injustice
1992 Nicholas Wolterstorff, Philosophy, Yale, Inaugural Lecture: The Rise and Demise of the Enlightenment Consensus: What Does a Christian Scholar Do Now?

Another Special Lecture:
October 2004: Jean Vanier, Drawn Into the Mystery of Jesus
sponsored jointly by Geneva Fellowship, Newman House, and St. James Anglican Church

Do you have suggestions for topics or speakers? We would love to hear your recommendations.

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