Society seeks to use ENC and Gordon College as a base for broadening
and strengthening the conversation on evangelicalism and the life of
the mind throughout the Boston area.
Eastern Nazarene College and Gordon College are on the
The Scandal of the Evangelical Mind,
15 Years Later. A
Mini-Conference on Mark Noll’s Groundbreaking Book, October 1-2, 2009 -
Gordon College, Wenham, MA.
Winter 2008/Spring 2009
March 26, 2009, Edward
Davis, “Intelligent Design on Trial," 85 in attendance.
December 3, 2008, Karl Giberson, “Evolution of a Writer” [focusing on Saving
Darwin], 110 in attendance.
March 26, 2008, Randall Balmer (Columbia University) “God in the White
House: Faith and the Modern Presidency” [discussed the ID issue among
other things], 90 in attendance.
16, 2008, Donald Yerxa (The Historical
Society/Eastern Nazarene College) and Jon Roberts (Boston University),
“That Embarrassing Dream: Big Questions and the Limits of History,"
32 in attendance.
5, 2008, Darrel
Falk, “Bridging the Worlds of Faith and Biology," 100 in attendance.
Miller, Finding Darwin’s God (Harper
Perennial, 2007): Jan. 8,
Anthony Flew, There is a God (HarperOne,
2008): Feb. 14, Feb. 28, and
Mar. 20, 2008
Keith Ward, Is Religion Dangerous?
(Eerdmans, 2007): Apr. 3, Apr. 14, and Apr. 21, 2008.
Wilson, The Creation: An Appeal to Save Life on
Earth (2006). Faculty Lounge,
Tues, Thurs, 12:30-1:30. Led by Assistant
Professor of History Randall Stephens.
John Brockman, Intelligent Thought: Science versus the
Intelligent Design Movement (2006). Faculty
Lounge, Tues, Thurs, 12:30-1:30. Led by Don
June 25, 9:00 a.m., Ross
Stein, “Chemical Systems and the Emergence of Bio-Complexity:
Philosophical and Theological Musings of a Chemist,” at the Concord
June 28, 8:30 p.m., Ken
Case Winters, and Karl Giberson:
Design: The Struggle for America's Soul,” Eastern
June 29, 8:30 a.m., John
Evolution, and the Promise of Nature,” Eastern
July 6, 6:00
featuring remarks from John Polkinghorne,
Promise of Open
Wed, Feb 14, 7:30 p.m., Owen
Gingerich, “Proof and Persuasion: How
the Rules of Science” Eastern
Nazarene College: 15 Shrader Hall. Owen Gingerich is Professor
Emeritus of Astronomy and History of Science at Harvard
University. He will examine the intellectual controversy over the
Book of Nature versus the Book of Scripture, novel scientific
interpretations versus a highly literal reading of the Bible. The
talk is sponsored by the Polkinhorne Society and is free and open to
the public. Read more . . .
Fri, April 20, 1:30-3:30
Nazarene College, Location: TBA.
Participants include: Ronald
Numbers (Hilldale Professor of the History of Science and Medicine,
University of Wisconsin-Madison); Jon Roberts
History, Boston University); Karl Giberson
(Eastern Nazarene College); Donald Yerxa
College). Sponsored by the Polkinghorne Society at Eastern Nazarene
Gingerich, God's Universe
(Harvard, 2006). ENC
Faculty Lounge, Tues, Thurs, 12:30-1:30. Led by
Assistant Professor of Religion Eric
Giberson and Mariano Artigas, Oracles
of Science: Celebrity Scientists versus God and Religion (Oxford
University Press, 2006). ENC Faculty Lounge, Tues, Thurs, 12:30-1:30. Led by Assistant
Professor of Religion Eric
Dawkins, The God Delusion (Houghton
Mifflin, 2006). ENC Faculty Lounge, Tues, Thurs, 12:30-1:30.
Feb 7, 2006, 7 p.m., Shrader Lecture Hall, ENC
Co-sponsored by the
Gould Lecture Series. NNU philosopher Tom Oord on “The Science of Love”
Mar 15, 2006, 7:30
p.m., Mann Student Center Auditorium, ENC
Harvard astronomer Owen
Gingerich on “Contemporary
Science and Traditional Christianity: Reflections on the
of John Polkinghorne.” This event will also feature videotaped
from Sir John Polkinghorne.
Darrel Falk, Coming
to Peace with Science (IVP, 2004). ENC Faculty Lounge, Tues,