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Archbishop Rowan Williams and Richard Dawkins discuss Human Nature and Human Origins

Below is a fantastic dialogue between Archbishop Rowan Williams and Richard Dawkins on the nature and origin of humankind.    Dawkins and the Archbishop touch on everything from the origins of consciousness, language, and self-awareness; the problem of suffering; the likelihood that our world is designed; and much, much more.  The conversation is really quite … Continue reading

How’s the Water?: David Foster Wallace, boredom, and worship in day-to-day living

In 2005 David Foster Wallace (1962-2008) delivered a profound and utterly unique commencement address to the graduating class of Kenyon College.  Here is the link.  Read it.  Wrestle with it.  Be changed by it. There’s a lot that could be said about the address.  It is an achingly honest meditation on the real challenges of … Continue reading

Howard and Giberson on Problems and Prospects for an Evangelical Academic Renaissance

I just read a fantastic piece in Inside Higher Ed by Karl Giberson and Thomas Howard on the possibilities and pitfalls for evangelical institutions attempting to advance Christian learning.  The items on the credit side of the ledger should be well known at this point, but less often are the debits stated so baldly: Many … Continue reading

April 12th Conference: Biblical Faith in an Age of Science

Biblical Faith in an Age of Science Adam and Eve,             and Evolution,                    and Evangelicalism On April 12th, 7:00-9:00 PM in NC State University’s McKimmon Center, Room 3 Can you believe the Bible and believe in Evolution, too? Who are we and where do we come from? Can good scientists also be people … Continue reading

Henri Nouwen: From Loneliness to Solitude

I suppose that loneliness and the spiritual discipline of solitude are certainly apropos subjects for many of us on Valentine’s Day.  But that’s not really the point of this post.  Over on the Emerging Scholars Blog Michael Hickerson has written a great first post in a series on Henri Nouwen and the vital spiritual practice of solitude. … Continue reading

Was there a historical Adam and Eve?: The debate continues

This spring the NC State InterVarsity Grad & Faculty Ministries will be hosting a conference on what is becoming a pretty hot-topic among evangelicals who have been paying attention to recent developments within the natural sciences, namely, Was there a historical Adam and Eve?  Did Eden exist?  Is Genesis 1-3 myth or history or what?  These … Continue reading

Vanderbilt Town Hall: What’s your take?

The Vanderbilt town hall meeting was yesterday.  Here is an article about the proceedings.  I would love to hear from those who are being affected by this new policy.  What did you take away from this meeting? Sounds to me like the Vanderbilt administration is not budging even though the CLS president there offered a … Continue reading

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Hi! I'm David, the campus minister for InterVarsity's graduate and faculty ministries at NC State and Meredith College. I hope you'll join me as I learn to "practice resurrection" in the City of Oaks, in her universities, and in the wider world. You can contact me at dmwilliams83@gmail.com

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