Join us at the NC Study Center for a livestream Trinity Forum lecture with James KA Smith, Calvin College philosopher and author of You Are What You Love, starts at 7:00 PM. Dr. Smith will be discussing his latest book, Awaiting the King: Reforming Public Theology.
Discussion with students, faculty, and local friends will follow. Seating is limited so please RSVP below.
The Trinity Forum provides more details about the event here.
Partner Org: College Collective (Chapel Hill Bible Church) & RUF
Faith and Public Policy:
Education unlocks doors. It liberates the student and can change whole communities. Local leader Darell Allison will share his faith-based observations on educational initiatives and give insight into public policy. Allison founded Parents for Educational Freedom in North Carolina, a state organization focused on parental school choice, and is also a member of the UNC Board of Governors.
Faith and Communication:
Communication is a central part of daily life, both in the professional, personal, and spiritual sense. UNC School of Media and Journalism professor Heidi Hennink-Kaminski will join us to discuss her interpretation of Biblical communication from a career spent in academia and as a professional communicator. Hennink-Kaminski joined the faculty in 2006. She teaches marketing, strategic communication and social marketing courses and also serves as the senior associate dean for graduate studies.
UNC students, faculty and alumni as well as area leaders are invited to attend our second Wilberforce Conference. Picking up from last year, we will explore possibilities for gospel-inspired lives. To register and to receive more information, please visit wilberforceconference.com.
Opportunity to Give: For participants, the Wilberforce Conference is complimentary and is meant to convey Jesus' welcoming love. However, from our perspective, the event involves renting space on campus, providing food, hosting speakers and also the miscellaneous expenses that go into a major event on a college campus. If you would like to be personally involved in providing this amazing opportunity for hundreds of UNC students, please above.
God Under a Microscope?:
Creation is magnificent, from the grandest peaks or, for molecular biologist Traci Hall, in the most intimate cell formations. Hall will join us to share gospel wisdom she's gained from her extensive research in gene regulation, as well as her personal experience with cutting-edge science and faith. Hall oversees a Research Lab for the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences in Durham.
SHARE A MEAL. MAKE MEMORIES. BEAT UVA.
Come join us on Parents Weekend to celebrate beginnings and homecomings with you and your family! All students and families are invited and email firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in volunteering.
Please join us to hear from Dr. Ian Hutchinson, as he explores whether faith and science are contradictory fields of inquiry. This lecture will take place on campus at 7 PM (Genome Sciences 100) and will be sponsored by many campus ministries and students groups.
Hutchinson is a plasma physicist and Professor of Nuclear Science and Engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). He and his research group are international pioneers exploring the generation and confinement of plasmas hotter than the sun's center; experimenting on a world-leading magnetic confinement device they designed and built. In addition to authoring 200 research articles and a textbook about plasma physics, Hutchinson has written and spoken widely on the relationship between Science and Christianity.
What is the Veritas Forum?:
The Veritas Forum helps students and faculty ask life's hardest questions. Many of the world's leading universities were founded to answer the big "why" questions. Our mission is to help them confront these questions anew. Veritas places the historic Christian faith in dialogue with other beliefs and invite participants from all backgrounds to pursue Truth together. Learn more at www.veritas.org
Join us for a free luncheon, lecture and Q+A with Nik Nikas, Co-founder and President of the Bioethics Defense Fund.
Words in Light of the Word:
Words are important. In light of the gospel message, even more so. Yasser Youssef will delve deeper into what the gospel looks like in Business Communication, drawing from his rich experience as a leader and communicator in the professional world. Youssef is the president of The Budd Group, a facilities service company committed God-honoring work in Winston-Salem. Youssef is also active on his blog, The Path to Lead.
Winsome Witness in a Polarized Profession:
Does religion have a place at the table in policy discussions? Former U.S. Representative Mike McIntyre ('81) will explore the intersection of faith and public policy and share his experiences from an 18-year career on Capitol Hill. McIntyre was able to serve without compromising his Christian faith and gained a reputation for working across party lines. He also helped organize the National Prayer Breakfast during his time in Washington.
Alums and families with children - please join us for fun in the sun prior to the UNC-Duke game. We'll have face-painting, dogs & burger and plenty of space for you to see old friends and enjoy a great day in Chapel Hill. Please forward this to friends!
Time is TBD but will likely be two hours before kickoff.
How Will You Measure Your Life?:
Come join us for our first 4D Dinner of the semester with local entrepreneur and innovator Charles Merritt. Charles was critical in the creation of the Entrepreneurship minor at UNC and will be exploring what meaningful work looks like from a Christian worldview.
You're invited to...
Come enjoy a delicious lunch on the front lawn of the historic Battle House property, the official home of the NCSC. We know this will be a hectic time so we hope you can come relax, enjoy good food and fellowship, and meet other new and returning students and their families.
We encourage you to invite other UNC families with incoming and returning UNC students. All are welcome!
Join us for dinner and a panel discussion on law and justice with the staff/board of JusticeMatters, sponsored by IJM @ UNC!
Two of the biggest obstacles for Christians sharing their faith at work is knowing what is legally permissible as well as what is prudent. Craig Schauer ('05), an attorney with Brooks Pierce in Raleigh, will share over dinner from his knowledge of religious liberty law.
Stick around after dinner for dessert, as Michael Thompson and Jordan Belt of the Turas Group will lead a discussion about faith and work that will further equip us to live out our faith in everyday life.
If you're an undergrad student interested in pursuing a vocation in the medical field, join us for coffee, casual conversation and Q+A With Ben Frush!
Join us for dinner as we hear Dr. William Roper share about faith and the dual vocations of medicine and university administration. Dr. Roper is dean of the School of Medicine and vice chancellor for Medical Affairs at UNC and CEO of the UNC Health Care System.
Exhausted from your Insta-Snap-Tweet-Texting Life? Sociological and Theological Reflections on Technology (4D Dinner w/ Dr. Felicia Song)
Join us for dinner with Dr. Felicia Song, Associate Professor of Sociology at Westmont College, as she shares her research findings and reflections on the cultural impact of contemporary digital technology and social media usage.
Law as a Creative Occupation (4D Dinner w/ James Forrest & CBF)
In his relatively short career, James Forrest has practiced law with great acclaim in many different settings. Now the Lead Attorney of the Forrest firm, James works with businesses across the state as an advisor and representative, a role that he connects with his faith in many interesting ways.
Visual Storytelling in One of the Top 12 Destinations in the World (according to Forbes) (4D Dinner w/ Jesma Reynolds)
Join us for dinner with 2016 Wilberforce panelist Jesma Reynolds! Jesma is the creative director of WALTER magazine and has led a distinguished career in publishing and design.
Trevor Smith (4D Dinner) Co-Sponsored with Christian Business Fellowship: "The Gospel, Goldman, and the Rest of your Life"
Join us for dinner with Trevor Smith! Trevor is the President of Maupin Travel, having previously worked in the fields of private wealth management and private equity investing.
Dr. John Watters (4D Dinner) Co-Sponsored with International Friends: "The Faithfulness of God in Serving Cross-Culturally: Stories from a Linguist and Longtime Bible Translator"
Join us for dinner to hear from Bible translator Dr. John Watters, the former International Executive Director of SIL International and Wycliffe International!