The 2019-2020 Christianity in Conversation Lunch Series kicks off with Dr. Chris Clemens, UNC Senior Associate Dean for Research and Innovation
Carolina Way immediately smoothed my transition to college, as I was introduced to 100 people that all desired to pursue their faith in college. It was great to have a group of people right off the bat that I knew and could talk to and hang out with. It truly was the best way to kick off my college experience.
— James W., first-year camper (Raleigh, NC)
'He Opened Their Minds to Understand the Scripture’: Grasping the Beauty of the Old Testament in the New
In partnership with Regent College and their Alumni Office, we are excited to host Dr. George Guthrie for an evening lecture exploring the myriad ways that the authors of the New Testament drew from the Old Testament: quotes, allusions, echoes (faint allusions), references to key people, etc., as well as how later rabbis understood such things. Join us as Dr. Guthrie helps us to appreciate the Scripture-soaked imaginations of the New Testament authors and how their readings of the Old Testament shaped their authorship of the Gospels, the book of Acts and the epistles.
To all area Regent College Alumni: You’re invited to a meet & greet with one of Regent’s newest faculty members, Dr. George Guthrie. Dr. Guthrie will be hosting a stand-up reception for all alumni and friends of the College at 6 pm before he presents his evening public lecture on Wednesday, July 31st at 7pm. You’ll have the chance to connect with Dr. Guthrie, reconnect with old friends, and hear a brief update on life at the College. We hope you can make it, and please share this invite with fellow alumni in the area.
Join Study Center staff at the Battle House this summer in studying the book of Philippians! We’ll be looking at the history of the church at Philippi and exploring how its story as told by Paul applies to us today.
Men’s Bible Study — Tuesdays @ 11:45am (Feel free to bring your lunch!)
Email Matt at firstname.lastname@example.org if you’re interested.
Women’s Bible Study — Thursdays @ 8am
Email MaryRachel at email@example.com if you’re interested.
This year, UNC-Chapel Hill’s Best Buddies chapter launched Best Buddies Brews, a pop-up coffee stand dedicated to promoting inclusion through friendship, coffee, and gainful volunteer experiences. RSVP here!
Best Buddies Brews provides opportunities for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) to showcase the importance of their contributions, develop marketable skills, form friendships, and engage with their community.
The Future of Faith: Finding Your Place in the Church in the 21st Century
This spring we are excited to introduce what we hope will become an annual event at UNC: a symposium devoted to a single question of vital importance to the body of Christ, explored through lectures, interviews, and group conversations.
This year’s central question is about the future of faith: What church will we be part of in 25 years, and does it matter to be part of one at all? Read more →
What Does Faith Have To Do With The Practice of Medicine?
The practices of medicine and attending to those who are sick have long been engaged by the Christian tradition. But what does it look like to faithfully live into a vocation in health care today? What does moral formation look like during medical school? How do Christians wisely navigate the challenges of modern medicine in a way that bears witness to and participates in the healing ministry of Christ?
Racial Justice: Is Christianity a Help or Hindrance?
Organized by the NC Study Center in partnership with several other ministries and organizations, this year’s Veritas Forum at UNC will explore whether Christianity is help or hindrance with regards to racial division in America. Read more →
Raised on a humble farm in Charlotte during the Great Depression, Billy Graham went on to become “America’s Pastor” and the world’s foremost evangelist of the 20th century. Coinciding closely with the one-year anniversary of his passing, join us for an evening conversation with leading scholars of Billy Graham and his wife, Ruth: Dr. Grant Wacker (UNC and Duke) and Dr. Anne Blue Wills (Davidson). Read more →
What is the purpose of a university? What educational practices support the proper ends of education? Do the liberal arts still deserve a place in the future of higher education? Join us for a catered lunch and discussion with Dr. Margarita Mooney to explore these questions and how they apply to us in our context at UNC. Read more →
Faith, Mental Health + Loving Your College Student
Our keynote speaker will be Dr. Warren Kinghorn, Professor of Psychiatry and Pastoral Theology at Duke University. He’ll discuss the mental health climate on today’s college campus and what that means for parents of college students.
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Can a Christian Work in Big Law Without Selling His or Her Soul?
This is a question that many students who are considering law school and a legal career find themselves grappling with. Join us for lunch with Roger Brooks to hear his story of charting a course in big law without compromising his faith convictions. Read more →
Join us for a screening of the acclaimed blockbuster musical, ‘The Greatest Showman'! The showing will last for 1 hour 45 minutes and will be followed by 30 minutes of discussion about themes from the film: ethical storytelling, pride and eternal happiness. Popcorn, candy and drinks will be provided!
Join us for catered lunch and conversation with Angel Rutledge! Angel is the co-founder (with her husband Dan), former COO and now Executive Advisor of SignUpGenius, an online platform that simplifies the process of coordinating events and people. Read more →
A Christian Psychiatrist's Perspective on Mental Health Medication and Following God
Location has changed from Genome Sciences Building to Carroll Hall, Room 111.
Dr. Warren Kinghorn from Duke University will be delivering an evening lecture exploring the proper role of both medication and spirituality for those living with mental health conditions.
Co-sponsored by Cru @ UNC, College Collective, and UNC Mental Health Ambassadors, with special thanks to Duke's Center for Christianity and Scholarship and Duke Cru for pioneering this event at Duke in 2017.
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LUNCH WITH PHILIP JAMES (UNC ALUM) OF THE MEMPHIS TEACHER RESIDENCY
Educational inequality has been called "the civil rights issue of our time" by both President Bush and President Obama. What is the nature of this inequality? And what might a faithful Christian response to it be?
To hear of one example, join us for catered lunch with UNC alum Philip James, recruiter for the Memphis Teacher Residency (MTR). MTR employs a model of training that emphasizes the spiritual, social and instructional needs of teachers that they call 'Christian Community Education.'
3rd Annual Student-Alumni Conference on Faith + Vocation
Join us for a day of thought-provoking speakers, vocation-themed panels, interactive workshops and rich conversation at the Student Union, wrapped up by a celebratory banquet dinner on the Battle House's front lawn.
Dr. Rick Donlon is a co-founder of Resurrection Health and works in the clinical setting daily as a primary care physician. On Wednesday, Oct. 10, Rick will address students and faculty at UNC's School of Medicine. Read more →