We're hiring an Operations and Communications Manager!

Lecture Archive

Lecture Archive2024-04-05T13:24:30-04:00

The Bible, American Politics, and the End of the World

April 3, 2023 Veritas Forum at Virginia Tech Join us as Kaitlyn Schiess and Matthew Gabriele discuss the present political moment in America, and how the Christian faith might provide some resources for faithful and generous political participation. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9AyLI6--wr8

I See You: Navigating Free Speech & Civil Discourse

May 21, 2022 In our very fractured society, how can we bridge real differences while maintaining meaningful relationships and civil conversation? Is it possible to have vigorous free expression while demonstrating genuine respect towards others? Join us as we delve into to these important topics with two leading political scientists, [...]

Is Beauty a Guide to Truth?

April 12, 2021 The 2021 Veritas Forum at Virginia Tech (co-hosted by Chesterton House at Cornell University and the following ministries at Virginia Tech: Cru, IVCF, CCVT, Catholic Campus Ministry, VALOR). https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OyRzQ9ywt2o

The Common Rule: Living Purposefully in an Age of Distraction

February 9, 2021 A talk by Justin Whitmel Earley. Habits form us more than we form them. The modern world is a machine of a thousand invisible habits, forming us into anxious, busy, and depressed people. We yearn for the freedom and peace of the gospel, but remain addicted to [...]

Living as Christians in a Time of Anxiety

October 6, 2020 Before becoming a prolific author of books like Mere Christianity, C.S. Lewis experienced the trauma of war — serving as a soldier for England in WWI. During and after the Second World War, Lewis wrote “Learning in Wartime” and “On Living in the Atomic Age,” both addressed [...]

Can a Christian be a Democrat? Or a Republican?

March 4, 2020 Our political world seems so contentious, with the economy, race, immigration, and health care on center stage. Religious believers have had an important, though contested, role in American political life, from the rise of the “religious right” to interfaith activism. With the Virginia Presidential Primary approaching, two [...]

The Lost World of Adam and Eve

February 13, 2020 For centuries, the story of Adam and Eve has resonated richly through the corridors of art, literature, and theology. Who were the historical Adam and Eve? Old Testament professor John Walton explores the ancient Near Eastern context of Genesis 2–3, creating space for a faithful reading of [...]

Q Union 2018 – Evelyn Kim

Dec 10, 2018 VT student Evelyn Kim talks about "Confronting the Elephant in the Room". https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_QZQvZ0YgZ0

Q Union 2018 – Chris Puzio

Dec 10, 2018 VT student Chris Puzio talks about "Becoming Political Peacemakers". https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=82kUsUyOp40

Normalizing Mental Health: A Christian Perspective

Nov 14, 2018 The current generation is experiencing a crisis in mental health, and sadly there is still a lot of stigma and confusion surrounding issues of mental health. How should we understand mental health as Christians? And how do we help those who are hurting? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vl6yfRECgNM

Why History Matters: Debunking the “Warfare” View of Science and Religion

Oct 18, 2018 Many people believe that science and religion are incompatible and have always been in conflict. Dr. Ted Davis traces the historical origins of this myth back to John William Draper and Andrew Dickson White, two 19th century American scholars, and explains how their ideas were ideologically motivated [...]

Genesis and Genetics: Friends or Foes?

May 5, 2018 Are religion and science always at odds? Can biology and the Christian faith help us to understand what it means to be human? Praveen Sethupathy, Associate Professor of Biomedical Sciences at Cornell University, explored the interface between religion and science, and considered how both Christianity and science [...]

Can the University be a Place of Real Disagreement?

Apr 23, 2018 Law professor John Inazu presented a lecture on how members of a diverse university community can live together through deep difference. Professor Inazu laid out an argument for what he calls ‘confident pluralism’ and then addressed contemporary challenges in higher education, including the role and manner of [...]

Q Union 2018 – Donovan Campbell

Apr 22, 2018 Student speaker Donovan Campbell gave a talk at QUnion entitled, "Having a Faithful Presence". https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yjuhPdgzx48

Go to Top