Here at Urbana Theological Seminary we are working toward more ways to be both an outreach and a resource for the U of I campus. One of the ways we are doing this is by assuming responsibility for the local chapter of Veritas Forum. Veritas Forum is a national organization that dedicated to help students and faculty ask life’s hardest questions, while providing a Christian voice to the academic conversation. The first Veritas Forum occurred at Harvard University in 1992, and since then, over 200 universities in North America and Europe have hosted over 2,000 forums.
The local chapter, Veritas Forum at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, was founded six years ago as a Registered Student Organization at U of I. Each year the Veritas Forum organizes one big event that brings in a speaker seeking to inspire the shapers of tomorrow’s culture to connect their hardest questions with the person and story of Jesus Christ.
Urbana Theological Seminary is pleased to announce that this year’s Veritas Forum will be occurring on Monday, May 2, at 7:00 PM at Twin City Bible Church, at the Corner of Lincoln and Michigan in Urbana). The speaker is Dr. Tim O’Connor, professor of Philosophy at Indiana University. Dr O’Connor is the author of Theism and Ultimate Explanation: The Necessary Shape of Contingency and The Metaphysics of Free Will, as well as a large number of articles and essays, in the areas of metaphysics, philosophy of mind, and philosophy of religion. The title of this forum is “Faith & Reason: Friends or Foes?”
The evening will start with a half hour lecture on the topic, followed by a half hour discussion between Tim and local pastor Seth Kirlin. Seth will be asking questions to flesh out the ideas presented in Tim’s talk. Finally, the evening will wrap up with a question and answer time, open to the audience. So come and join us! We’d love to see you there!