God and Reason:
       A Christian Perspective

Course Description:

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 members.

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.

Text:   Timothy 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.  
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Fall 2015 Schedule.

Dates: Wednesday Sept. 16 - Wednesday Nov. 4,

Time: 3:30-4:30pm

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.