Grad Student Dinner and Bible Study
Aug
30
to Dec 6

Grad Student Dinner and Bible Study

Graduate Students: Join us at Hill House on Thursday evenings from 6-8pm this semester for dinner and a Bible study in the book of Proverbs.

Why Proverbs? 

Somewhere between our quest for truth and our thirst for virtuous character, lies a quality that is scarcely considered: wisdom. Wisdom is competence with regard to the complex realities of life. It is the ability to discern the best actions to take in situations where the accepted moral rules do not clearly apply. The course of our lives is greatly determined by the myriad daily choices we make, and the book of Proverbs is a guidebook to help us navigate those choices wisely.

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Undergrad Dinner and Bible Study
Sep
3
to Dec 3

Undergrad Dinner and Bible Study

Undergraduate Students: Join us at Hill House on Monday evenings from 6-8pm this semester for dinner and a Bible study in the book of Proverbs.  

Why Proverbs? 

Somewhere between our quest for truth and our thirst for virtuous character, lies a quality that is scarcely considered: wisdom. Wisdom is competence with regard to the complex realities of life. It is the ability to discern the best actions to take in situations where the accepted moral rules do not clearly apply. The course of our lives is greatly determined by the myriad daily choices we make, and the book of Proverbs is a guidebook to help us navigate those choices wisely.


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Movie Night - First Reformed
Sep
21
6:00 PM18:00

Movie Night - First Reformed

Upstate New York pastor Toller (Ethan Hawke) has fallen upon troubled times, after pushing his son to enlist only to see him killed in action. But that's only the beginning. An encounter with Mary (Amanda Seyfried) and her militant environmental activist husband further shakes his world, and Toller spirals down a psychological abyss even a lifetime of faith can't prepare him for.

Longtime Scorsese collaborator Paul Schrader (TAXI DRIVER, RAGING BULL, THE LAST TEMPTATION OF CHRIST) continues a career-long investigation of men pushed to their breaking point in the incendiary FIRST REFORMED. Bringing his trademark themes into the modern world of extremism and division, this is a story of vigilantism that only Schrader could tell.

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Making the World a Better Place  with Dr. Mary Poplin
Sep
24
6:00 PM18:00

Making the World a Better Place with Dr. Mary Poplin

Join us here at Hill House at 6pm for dinner with Dr. Mary Poplin followed at 7 with her talk on Christianity, secularism and social justice.

In 1996, Poplin worked for two months with Mother Teresa and the Missionaries of Charity in Calcutta to understand why she said their work was “religious work and not social work.” Her book on this experience, Finding Calcutta, was published by InterVarsity Press in 2008 and is also available in Korean and Chinese.

"Find the sick, the suffering and the lonely right there where you are. . . . You can find Calcutta all over the world, if you have the eyes to see." --Mother Teresa Lifelong educator Mary Poplin, after experiencing a newfound awakening to faith, sent a letter to Calcutta asking if she could visit Mother Teresa and volunteer with the Missionaries of Charity. She received a response saying, "You are welcome to share in our works of love for the poorest of the poor." So in the spring of 1996, Poplin spent two months in Calcutta as a volunteer. There she observed Mother Teresa's life of work and service to the poor, participating in the community's commitments to simplicity and mercy. Mother Teresa's unabashedly religious work stands in countercultural contrast to the limitations of our secular age. Poplin's journey gives us an inside glimpse into one of the most influential lives of the twentieth century and the lessons Mother Teresa continues to offer. Upon Poplin's return, she soon discovered that God was calling her to serve the university world with the same kind of holistic service with which Mother Teresa served Calcutta. Not everyone can go to Calcutta. But all of us can find our own meaningful work and service. Come and answer the call to find your Calcutta!

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Is Secularism Enough? with Dr. Mary Poplin
Sep
27
6:00 PM18:00

Is Secularism Enough? with Dr. Mary Poplin

Academically, she explores the contemporary intellectual trends dominant in the various academic disciplines: the sciences, humanities, and social sciences. In 2014, she published Is Reality Secular? Testing the Assumptions of Four Global Worldviews (InterVarsity Press). In this book, Poplin examines four major worldviews—naturalism, humanism, pantheism, and Judeo-Christian theism—and explores their implications for human behavior and the evidence for their truth. She is a frequent speaker in Veritas Forums throughout the country.

Is Reality Secular? Testing the Assumptions of Four Global Worldviews. Downers Grove, Illinois: InterVarsity Press, 2014.

Finding Calcutta: What Mother Teresa Taught Me about Meaningful Work and Service.Downers Grove, Illinois: InterVarsity Press, 2008.

“A Radical Call to Service: The Five Tasks.” In Gladly Learn, Gladly Teach: Living Out One’s Calling in the Twenty-First Century Academy, edited by John M. Dunaway. Macon, Georgia: Mercer University Press, 2005.

Co-authored with John Riviera. “Merging Social Justice and Accountability: Educating Highly Qualified, Responsible and Effective Teachers.” Theory Into Practice 44, no. 1 (2005): 27–37.

Co-authored with Sharon M. Rogers. “Recollections

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Movie Night - Paul, Apostle of Christ
Sep
7
6:00 PM18:00

Movie Night - Paul, Apostle of Christ

Paul, Apostle of Christ is the story of two men. Luke, as a friend and physician, risks his life every time he ventures into the city of Rome to visit Paul, who is held captive in Nero's darkest, bleakest prison cell. Before Paul's death sentence can be enacted, Luke resolves to write another book, one that details the beginnings of "The Way" and the birth of what will come to be known as the church. But Nero is determined to rid Rome of Christians, and does not flinch from executing them in the grisliest ways possible. Bound in chains, Paul's struggle is internal. He has survived so much--floggings, shipwreck, starvation, stoning, hunger and thirst, cold and exposure--yet as he waits for his appointment with death, he is haunted by the shadows of his past misdeeds. Alone in the dark, he wonders if he has been forgotten... and if he has the strength to finish well. Two men struggle against a determined emperor and the frailties of the human spirit in order to bequeath the Gospel of Jesus Christ to the world.

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