Rogers Theater, Pilgrim Chapel
Join us for weekly academic presentations by DBU faculty, staff, students, and guest speakers as we participate in and contribute to the "Great Conversation" from the vantage point of the "Greatest Conversation!"
The Friday Symposium is a weekly, interdisciplinary lecture series on campus sponsored by the DBU Philosophy department. It meets for one hour just about every Friday at noon at the Rogers Theater in Pilgrim Chapel. You can bring your lunch and feed both body and mind simultaneously.
The purpose of the Friday Symposium is to stimulate meaningful conversation about topics of classic and contemporary importance, and to do so from the vantage point of Christian conviction. So, plan on attending as many Symposium sessions as you can! It is a great opportunity for the entire DBU community to participate in and contribute to the "Great Conversation!"
History of the Friday Symposium
Dr. David Naugle launched the Friday Symposium in the 1995 Spring semester. Since that time, approximately 300 papers and lectures on topics spanning the disciplines have been presented by DBU faculty, staff, students, and special guest lecturers.
Purposes of the Friday Symposium
- To provide the Friday Symposium speakers an opportunity to model the integral connection of the Biblical worldview and the academic enterprise.
- To deepen the intellectual culture at DBU and to foster a spirit of curiosity and inquiry on campus.
- To provide an opportunity for the DBU community to engage in meaningful conversation about topics of classic and contemporary relevance and to promote the formation of a rigorous Christian mind on all aspects of thought and life.
|Noted Guest Speakers at the Friday Symposium Over the Years|
|Arthur Holmes||Jim Skillen||Ken Myers|
|Amy Sherman||Steve Garber||Jim Sire|
|Daryl Charles||Kenneth Lawrence||Jim Patrick|
|Bill Dembski||David Lyle Jeffrey||John Seel|
|Louise Cowan||Dick Keyes||Jim Black|
|Jay Budziszewski||Bill Hendricks||Kate Campbell|
|Lilian Calles Barger||Ralph Wood||Paul Marshall|
|Peggy Wehmeyer||Roger Lundin||Nigel M. De S. Cameron|
|Os Guinness||Bill Edgar||Thomas Hibbs|
|Robert E. Wood||Bob Fu||Sam Van Eman|
|Kevin Belmonte||D.H. Williams||Daryl McCarthy|
|Esther Meek||Charlie Peacock||Jon Foreman|
|Glenn Kreider||David Gushee||James Houston|
|Michael Lindsay||Michael Wittmer||Daniel Wallace|
|Michael Beaty||Nick Lantinga||Chris Willerton|
|Michael Wittmer||Robert Fink||Gideon Strauss|
|Tim Demy||Mark Foreman||James K. A. Smith|
|Alvin Plantinga||David Aikman||Scott Cairns|
|George Marsden||Makoto Fujimura||C. Stephens Evans|
|Byron Borger||Luci Shaw||Michael Ward|
|Vince Bacote||John "Chuck" Chalberg||John Dyer|
|Jeanne Walker Murray|