June 20, 2019: Can You Become a Robot?

Question: What is essential to existence as a person? Is transhumanism possible?

Speaker: Dr. David Hershenov, University at Buffalo

Location: Thin Man Brewery

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February 21-22, 2019: Dr. James KA Smith, Calvin College

Feb. 21: “Augustine our Contemporary: A Saint for a Secular Age”
Location: Canisius College

Feb 22: “You Are What You Love: Desires are Your True Beliefs”
Location: University at Buffalo, North Campus

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January 24, 2019: Are the Suburbs Bad for the Soul?

Question: How does physical space affect relational, emotional, and spiritual well-being?

Speaker: Dr. Phil Reed, Canisius College

Location: The Place on Lexington

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November 29, 2018: The Mathematical Concept of Infinity and God’s Transcendence

Question: What can modern math’s understanding of infinity (or infinities) tell us about how God is transcendent?

Speaker: Dr. Rebekah Yates, Houghton College

Location: Lafayette Brewing Company

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October 31, 2018: Intellectual Disabilities

Question: What can intellectual disabilities teach us about human purpose and identity?

Speaker: Dr. Amos Yong, Fuller Seminary

Location: Lafayette Brewing Company


September 13, 2018: Health Care and Justice

Question: What does a just health care system look like?

Speaker: Dr. Myron Glick

Location: Big Ditch Brewing Company

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June 28, 2018: Psychology and the Soul

Question: How can Psychology and Spirituality work together?

Speaker: Daniel Lawson, LMHC

Location: Thin Man Brewery


May 25, 2018: Listening to Music, Hearing God

Question: How can we hear God in music?

Speaker: The Rev. Robert Duerr

Location: The Holmes Chapel at Westminster Presbyterian Church

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May 10, 2018: God's Knowledge

Question: Is God's knowledge limited?

Speakers: Dr. Carlton Fisher (Houghton College) and Mr. David Limbaugh (PhD Candidate, UB)

Location: Thin Man Brewery

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March 20, 2018: Beauty and the Divine

Question: What can beauty tell us about God?

Speaker: Dr. David Bentley Hart (Notre Dame)

Location: The Buffalo Club

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March 1, 2018: Charismatic Spirituality and the Life of the Mind

Question: Can a person be intellectually serious and actively engage in a spiritual realm?

Speaker: Dr. Amos Yong (Fuller Seminary)

Location: Thin Man Brewery

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February 8, 2018: Genesis 1

Question: What's a rational way to read Genesis 1?

Speaker: Dr. J. Richard Middleton (Northeastern Seminary)

Location: The Place on Lexington


January 18, 2018: Are Smartphones Bad for the Soul?

Question: Are smartphones bad for the soul?

Speakers: Dr. Philip Reed (Canisius) and Mr. David Limbaugh (University at Buffalo)

Location: Thin Man Brewery

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December 1, 2017: A Showing of Look & See: A Portrait of Wendell Berry

Co-Host: 5Loaves Farm

Topic: Wendell Berry & Farming for the Beloved Community: A Discussion on Food, Faith, Place, and the Common Good

Speaker: Dr. Richard Bailey, Canisius

Location: Hallwalls Contemporary Arts Center

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NOVEMBER 17, 2017: THE MORALITY OF THE OLD TESTAMENT

Question: Is the God of the Old Testament a Moral Monster?

Speaker: Fr. Timothy Reimer, St. Luke's Anglican Church

Location: Thin Man Brewery

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OCTOBER 11, 2017: THEOLOGY AND RACE

Question: Does the Bible support or undermine racism?

Speaker: Dr. Esau McCaulley, Northeastern Seminary

Location: 9th Ward

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SEPTEMBER 22, 2017: PRAYER AND REASON

Question: Is Prayer Irrational?

Speaker: Fr. Ben Fiore, SJ

Location: The Place on Lexington

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AUGUST 18, 2017: THE THEOLOGY OF SUFFERING

Question: What does suffering mean? What does it tell us about God and about faith?

Speaker: Dr. Douglas Cullum, Northeastern Seminary

Location: The Place on Lexington

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JULY 21, 2017: THE ETHICS OF BIOTECHNOLOGICAL ENHANCEMENT

Question: Is it appropriate for biotechnology to engage in a project of radical enhancement of the human species, to make us faster, smarter, and live longer? Traditionally, medical technology is used to make unwell people well. Should new technology be used to extend life indefinitely? To enhance life beyond our normal experience?

Speaker: Dr. Philip Reed, Canisius College

Location: The Place on Lexington


JUNE 16, 2017: THE TRINITY

Question: What is the Trinity? Why is it important?

Speaker: Father Bryan Wandel, Anglicans of WNY

Location: The Place on Lexington