Grad Dinner and Bible Study
Jan
24
to May 9

Grad 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 Hebrews.

The book of Hebrews makes a unique contribution to the canon of Scripture. Hebrews shows us that the Bible is not a collection of unrelated stories, but is rather one unified story—the story of redemption through Jesus Christ. Simply put, the book of Hebrews helps us unlock the glorious tapestry of God’s progressive revelation. Hebrews helps us unfold the mystery of seeing Jesus Christ throughout the Old Testament.  

 In the end, we see that the strength of our faith is rooted in the object of our faith. 

 The good news is that God helps those who cannot help themselves. 

 Throughout Hebrews, readers are called to respond to the grace of God in worship, and this call is bolstered by the author’s encouraging words, firm warnings, and contrasting examples. It’s not so complicated after all.

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Friday Lunch Discussions
Jan
25
to May 10

Friday Lunch Discussions

Join us over lunch each Friday from 11:45am–1:15-ish pm this semester to discuss and examine recent articles. Read this week's Featured Article for Discussion

Christians have good reasons to be interested in things and in people. Our world is a creation of God, not an accident of nature. The people in it are made in God’s image, but fallen now, and therefore capable of glorious accomplishments and extraordinary evil. So taking the time to thoughtfully consider them is usually worthwhile.

This Fall in our series 'Reading the World', we’ll try to engage both. Each week we’ll examine a different essay drawn from a wide variety of sources in hopes of better discerning who we are, the nature of the world we live in, and how we are called to live as followers of Jesus Christ. If you’re interested, check here a week in advance for the essay we’ll be reading next week, or simply join us Fridays anytime after 11:45 for lunch and discussion.

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Undergrad Dinner and Bible Study
Jan
28
to May 6

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 Hebrews.

The book of Hebrews makes a unique contribution to the canon of Scripture. Hebrews shows us that the Bible is not a collection of unrelated stories, but is rather one unified story—the story of redemption through Jesus Christ. Simply put, the book of Hebrews helps us unlock the glorious tapestry of God’s progressive revelation. Hebrews helps us unfold the mystery of seeing Jesus Christ throughout the Old Testament.  

 In the end, we see that the strength of our faith is rooted in the object of our faith. 

 The good news is that God helps those who cannot help themselves. 

 Throughout Hebrews, readers are called to respond to the grace of God in worship, and this call is bolstered by the author’s encouraging words, firm warnings, and contrasting examples. It’s not so complicated after all.

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Surprised by Joy: Apologetics and the Imagination
Mar
28
6:00 PM18:00

Surprised by Joy: Apologetics and the Imagination

The aim of apologetics, the defense of the faith, is to show why our Christian faith is true, but it can be so much more than that. It shouldn’t be just the province of scholars and saints but of ordinary men and women: parents, teachers, lay ministry leaders, pastors, and everyone who wants to develop a stronger faith, to understand why we believe, what we believe, to know our Lord better, and love him more fully.

An imaginative approach to apologetics - in cooperation with rational arguments - can be extremely valuable in helping people come to faith in Christ. To this end Linny proposes ways to create meaning for Christian language in a culture that no longer understands words like ‘sin’ or ‘salvation,’ suggests how to discern and address the manipulation of language, and shows how metaphor and narrative can work in powerful ways to communicate the truth. She applies these concepts to specific key apologetics issues, including suffering, doubt, and longing for meaning and beauty.

Linny Dey is the co-founder of the Imago School, a classical Christian school in Maynard, MA, where she served as academic Head and taught for 36 years. Before settling in Massachusetts, Linny worked with Francis Schaeffer on the film series How Should We Then Live, and then worked at the L’Abri Fellowship in Switzerland for several years. Linny is a frequent speaker to church groups and at L’Abri in Massachusetts. She has a BA from Wheaton College, Illinois, and a MAT from Fairleigh Dickinson University. Linny also served as an editor of Touchstone Magazine for many years.


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Movie Night - Green Book
Mar
29
6:00 PM18:00

Movie Night - Green Book

When Tony Lip (Mortensen), a bouncer from an Italian-American neighborhood in the Bronx, is hired to drive Dr. Don Shirley (Ali), a world-class Black pianist, on a concert tour from Manhattan to the Deep South, they must rely on "The Green Book" to guide them to the few establishments that were then safe for African-Americans. Confronted with racism, danger-as well as unexpected humanity and humor-they are forced to set aside differences to survive and thrive on the journey of a lifetime.

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Movie Night - Ready Player One
Apr
26
6:00 PM18:00

Movie Night - Ready Player One

In the year 2045, people can escape their harsh reality in the OASIS, an immersive virtual world where you can go anywhere, do anything, be anyone-the only limits are your own imagination. OASIS creator James Halliday left his immense fortune and control of the Oasis to the winner of a contest designed to find a worthy heir. When unlikely hero Wade Watts conquers the first challenge of the reality-bending treasure hunt, he and his friends-known as the High Five-are hurled into a fantastical universe of discovery and danger to save the OASIS and their world.

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Movie Night - Mission Impossible: Fallout
May
3
6:00 PM18:00

Movie Night - Mission Impossible: Fallout

The best intentions often come back to haunt you. MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE - FALLOUT finds Ethan Hunt (Tom Cruise) and his IMF team (Alec Baldwin, Simon Pegg, Ving Rhames) along with some familiar allies (Rebecca Ferguson, Michelle Monaghan) in a race against time after a mission gone wrong. Henry Cavill, Angela Bassett, and Vanessa Kirby also join the dynamic cast with filmmaker Christopher McQuarrie returning to the helm.

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 Quantum Mechanics and the Sovereignty of God   Dr. Michael Strauss
Mar
7
6:00 PM18:00

Quantum Mechanics and the Sovereignty of God Dr. Michael Strauss

Please join our graduate students on Thursday the 7th of March for dinner, followed by a lecture on quantum mechanics by Dr. Michael Strauss.

Dr. Strauss is a Professor of Physics at the University of Oklahoma conducting research in high-energy particle physics, currently with data from the ATLAS detector at CERN laboratory near Geneva, Switzerland where he studies the fundamental particles and forces that makeup the universe. He received his Bachelor of Science degree in physical science from Biola University and his Ph.D. in experimental elementary particle physics from the University of California in Los Angeles. His previous research was done at the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center and the Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory.

Dr. Strauss has spoken about the intersection of science and Christianity at universities, schools and churches throughout the world. He has the ability to explain complex topics in language that is simple and easily understandable, and to offer life applications based on scientific and biblical ideas. He is the author of The Creator Revealed: A Physicist Examines the Big Bang and the Bible, and one of the general editors of the Dictionary of Christianity and Science, published by Zondervan.

Dinner is at 6, and Dr. Strauss speaks at 7.

PAID PARKING IS AVAILABLE IN CALLOWAY HOUSE DIRECTLY OPPOSITE THE FRONT DOOR OF HILL HOUSE.

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Movie Night - A Star is Born
Feb
22
6:00 PM18:00

Movie Night - A Star is Born

In "A Star Is Born," Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga fuse their considerable talents to depict the raw and passionate tale of Jack and Ally, two artistic souls coming together, on stage and in life. Theirs is a complex journey through the beauty and the heartbreak of a relationship struggling to survive. In this new take on the iconic love story, four-time Oscar nominee Cooper ("American Sniper," "American Hustle," "Silver Linings Playbook"), makes his directorial debut, and also stars alongside multiple award-winning, Oscar-nominated music superstar Gaga in her first leading role in a major motion picture. Cooper portrays seasoned musician Jackson Maine, who discovers and falls in love with struggling artist Ally. She has given up on her dream to become a successful singer, until she meets Jack, who immediately sees her natural talent.

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Movie Night - Crazy Rich Asians
Feb
15
6:00 PM18:00

Movie Night - Crazy Rich Asians

"Crazy Rich Asians" follows native New Yorker Rachel Chu (Wu) as she accompanies her longtime boyfriend, Nick Young (Golding), to his best friend's wedding in Singapore. Excited about visiting Asia for the first time but nervous about meeting Nick's family, Rachel is unprepared to learn that Nick has neglected to mention a few key details about his life. It turns out that he is not only the scion of one of the country's wealthiest families but also one of its most sought-after bachelors. Being on Nick's arm puts a target on Rachel's back, with jealous socialites and, worse, Nick's own disapproving mother (Yeoh) taking aim. And it soon becomes clear that while money can't buy love, it can definitely complicate things.

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Movie Night - ROMA
Feb
8
6:00 PM18:00

Movie Night - ROMA

The most personal project to date from Academy Award (R)-winning director and writer Alfonso Cuarón (Gravity, Children of Men, Y Tu Mama Tambien), ROMA follows Cleo (Yalitza Aparicio), a young domestic worker for a family in the middle-class neighborhood of Roma in Mexico City. Delivering an artful love letter to the women who raised him, Cuarón draws on his own childhood to create a vivid and emotional portrait of domestic strife and social hierarchy amidst political turmoil of the 1970s.

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Musical Concert with Jake Armerding
Feb
2
7:00 PM19:00

Musical Concert with Jake Armerding

Join us at Hill House for a wine and cheese reception at 7 followed by a concert with Jake.  

http://stickshiftrecords.com/

Jake Armerding is an American folk musician and multi-instrumentalist from Boston, Massachusetts. He plays mostly acoustic string instruments like the mandolinacoustic guitar, and fiddle. In 1990, Jake began playing with Northern Lights occasionally. He joined the band full-time in 1992 and was a member until 1999 when he left the band to pursue a solo career. Jake attended Wheaton College where he received a degree in English literature. In 2001, Armerding won the Best New Artist Award from Boston's folk-radio station, WUMB.

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Students / Faculty / Staff EXCLUSIVE - The Most Reluctant Convert: C.S. Lewis on Stage
Jan
31
10:00 PM22:00

Students / Faculty / Staff EXCLUSIVE - The Most Reluctant Convert: C.S. Lewis on Stage

Join us for an after-hours showing of Max McLean’s one-man drama, The Most Reluctant Convert: C.S. Lewis Onstage given exclusively for the Students, Faculty, and Staff of the University of Texas!

Location: McCullough Theater, at the University of Texas

Tickets: $5 at the Door

BUY TICKETS HERE: https://fpatheatre.com/tour/austin-mrc-2019/

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The Most Reluctant Convert: C.S. Lewis on Stage
Jan
31
to Feb 3

The Most Reluctant Convert: C.S. Lewis on Stage

Using C.S. Lewis’ own words, award-winning actor Max McLean brings the brilliant Oxford Don to life, taking us on his extraordinary journey from hard-boiled atheist to the most reluctant convert in all England . . . only to become the most influential Christian writer of the 20th century.

Location: McCullough Theater, at the University of Texas

Run Time: 80 minutes with no intermission. The performance is followed by a post-show discussion with Max McLean.
Age Recommendation: Recommended for ages 13 and older. Children under age 4 not admitted.

Tickets and Other Information may be found through the link below:

https://fpatheatre.com/production/university/

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