Book Review of Where the Conflict Really Lies: Science, Religion, and Naturalism, by Alvin Plantinga. Written by Dr. Bryan Dowd, School of Public Health, University of Minnesota.
New Fellows Program: Starting Fall 2013
Starting this fall, MacLaurinCSF will offer a new Fellows Program, designed for undergraduate and graduate students. Our MacLaurin Student Fellows will gain an understanding of the problems posed by Western secularization, a working knowledge of the cultural and intellectual resources of the Christian faith for academia, practical experience wrestling through some of the current tensions in the faith and scholarship dialogue, and finally a call to (and a vision for) faithfulness in our public lives.
New Positions: Now Hiring!
MacLaurinCSF, a Christian Study Center at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis-St. Paul, seeks two new part to full-time members of our staff team. MacLaurinCSF’s mission (strengthening Christian thinking by bridging church and university) has nurtured a dynamic work environment in which MacLaurinCSF staff along with University and community members seek to understand the implications of Christian faith for all of life—especially University life.
Reading Groups Winter/Spring 2013
MacLaurinCSF Reading Groups are small discussion groups in which members read in conversation with each other. Groups form around a book or collection of essays/materials surrounding a specific topic. Please consider joining one of our fall discussions! Check out the offerings and if interested, please fill out our Reading Group Participant Form.
"Tolkien had taught him [C.S. Lewis] that the inability to believe in Christianity was primarily a failure of the imagination.” – A. N. Wilson, C.S. Lewis: A Biography.
Reading Groups Fall 2011
MacLaurinCSF Reading Groups are small discussion groups in which members read in conversation with each other. Groups form around a book or collection of essays/materials surrounding a specific topic. Please consider joining one of our fall discussions! Check out the offerings and if interested, fill out a Participant Form and send to Ruth Pszwaro.
Atheist Delusions and the Irrational Atheist
David Bentley Hart's Atheist Delusions: The Christian Revolution and its Fashionable Enemies (Yale, 2009) and Vox Day's The Irrational Atheist: Dissecting the Unholy Trinity of Dawkins, Harris, and Hitchens (BenBella Books, 2008) are two very different books linked by a similar goal. Both authors assure us that their work is not intended to convince anyone that deism or theism, much less Christianity is true. Day even opens his book by declaring, provocatively, that he doesn’t care whether the reader goes to Hell or not! Instead, both authors simply are trying to correct popular but erroneous views of the history of Christianity and its cultural influence.