2012-13 SASS Events
November 30 at 4 p.m. in Suter Science Center room SC106:
Dr. Richard Beck, professor and Chair of Psychology at Abilene Christian University,speaks on “The Will to Embrace: In Search of Christian Hospitality”.
“Practice hospitality.” So commands Paul in Romans 12. And yet, a host of social and psychological dynamics often conspire to make faith communities insular, inward-looking and unwilling to engage with the “tax collectors and sinners” of our world. The presentation will focus on the features of purity psychology and how these undermine, at the psychological level, Jesus’s call for us to be a missional people characterized by welcome, mercy, and hospitality. How are faith communities to overcome these dynamics? The presentation will conclude with an analysis of Miroslav Volf’s “will to embrace,” arguing that the change we seek is largely affectional in nature, with the root of the problem being found in our emotional stance toward strangers and out-group members.
Dr. Beck is also speaking in chapel.
Book study group: The Evolution of Adam by Peter Enns
This study group will be led by Dr. Roman Miller, John Fairfield and Dr. Christian Early. Times and location TBA. Book cost $5 for SASS members. Email to reserve a copy.
Peter Enns has a PhD from Harvard University in Hebrew Bible (1994). He has taught at numerous schools including Princeton Theological Seminary, Fuller Theological Seminary, Temple University, Harvard Divinity School, and Westminster Theological Seminary. He currently teaches Old and New Testaments at Eastern University, St. Davids, PA. He has written or edited fourteen books, including The Evolution of Adam and Inspiration and Incarnation. He and his wife Susan have three grown children and reside in Lansdale, Pa., with their two dogs, two cats, and six rabbits.
Spring Study group:
Study group: Towards Secular Language With the Scope of Religious Language
SuperCooperators: Altruism, Evolution, and Why We Need Each Other to Succeed by Martin Nowak and Roger Highfield
Tuesdays, 4 pm, starting September 13
Suter Science Center 16
Coordinated by John Fairfield (email@example.com)
Fall Study group:
Who made the Moon? A Father Explores How Faith and Science Agree by Sigmund Brouwer.
A twelve-week book study for students, church leaders, pastors, Sunday school teachers, educators to explore the dialogue between faith and science.
Fridays at 3:30
Suter Science Center 106
Coordinated by Alan Eby (firstname.lastname@example.org)
The book study culminated with a visit by Sigmund Brouwer, who led a university chapel service on “Is Genesis a Fence Barrier to the Cross” and provided an additional evening presentation in March 2012. His messages focused on recent findings on why young Christians leave the church and why understanding our origins – and Genesis – is so crucial to faith.
Attachment Styles and Parenting by Luanne Bender Long & Christine Spilman
‘The place of “PLACE” in our Search for Shalom’ by Janel Curry
Conversations on Attachment: Integrating the Science of Love and Spirituality conference on the campus of EMU March 31 – April 2, 2011
The Nature of Economic Fraud Crimes by Dr. Anthony Pratkanis
Molecular Neurobiology of Attachment and Social Bonding by Dr. Larry Young
Caring: How we become attached by Dr. Nel Noddings
Clinical Ethical Decision Making by Dr. Robert Shabanowitz