God and Reason is a
interdisciplinary and not-for-credit Public Lecture series that explores and
answers basic questions of the Christian faith from an academic point of
view. The general argument made throughout the series is that the
Christian faith is logical, reasonable, and consistent with academic
reasoning. Each session features one short (20 min) lecture
by an SFU professor, followed by a question and answer
time with students in the class. After each class there will be
refreshments and time to informally mix and interact with all four faculty
The series is intended to be informal and friendly, and the goal is to
create an atmosphere where students of any faith background (or none) feel
comfortable asking questions regarding any matter of faith or disbelief.
The series is open to anyone interested in matters of faith and
we welcome everyone from any (or no) faith background.
The objective of the public lectures is to provide students with a
clear understanding of the logical foundations of the Christian faith. These
foundations often stand in stark contrast to the way Christianity is
portrayed in the press and popular culture.
Keller, The Reason for God: Belief in an
Age of Skepticism (2008) . Students may buy this book at the
lecture at a subsidized cost of $10.
Notes are available via Facebook:
Fall 2015 Schedule.
Wednesday Sept. 16 - Wednesday Nov. 4,
Room: WMC 3510 (Across from Econ. Dept.)
Sept. 16: Prof. Doug Allen, Does God Exist?
Sept. 23: Prof. Martin Ester, Are
Science and Faith in Conflict?
Sept. 30: Prof.
Michael Monagan, Is the Bible True and Reliable?
Oct. 7: Prof. Doug Allen, Is Jesus God?
Oct. 14: Prof. Michael Monagan, Evolution or Design?
Oct. 21: Prof. Michael Monagan, What Do Christians Believe?
Oct. 28: Prof. Doug Allen, Are There Many Ways to God?
Nov. 4: Prof. Martin Ester, How Do Christians Live?
Location WMC 3510
This room is located in the main hall of the West Mall, just
across from the Economics main office.
Wednesdays 3:30-4:30 However, we have the room until 5:30, so
students can feel free to stick around for discussion and refreshments.
There are four instructors for the course.
Dr. Doug Allen (Economics), Dr. Martin Ester (Computer Science), Dr.
Alexander Moens (Political Science), Dr. Michael Monagan (Mathematics).
God and Reason is sponsored by the
SFU Christian Leadership. This SFSS sponsored club is a community of
SFU students and Professors who are exploring the Christian World view
through the Nexus of faith and scholarship. For more information go to: https://www.facebook.com/SFUCLI.