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Post-Truth? Facts and Faithfulness

Post-Truth? Facts and Faithfulness

Posted on: Nov 09, 2018

(Fall 2018) This fall, our Interdisciplinary Studies conference explores our understanding of truth and will feature keynotes by King’s philosophy professor Dr. Jeffrey Dudiak. We are informed by cultural…

Blessed Living in a Broken World

Blessed Living in a Broken World

Posted on: Jul 10, 2018

(Winter 2018) While society tells us that those who achieve the greatest success, work the fastest, and acquire the most are the ones who are “blessed,” the truth is that there are a world of people…

Does the Church Matter?

Does the Church Matter?

Posted on: Nov 20, 2017

(Fall 2017) With growing chasms in the politics of left and right, fundamental disagreements in how we read and interpret scripture, and uncertainty about the relevance of religious faith for the problems…

"Glorious and Free"?! Generous Citizenship for the Next 150

Posted on: Jan 20, 2017

(Winter 2017) The upcoming 150th anniversary of confederation in July 2017 provides an opportunity to investigate our assumptions about citizenship and what it means to “belong” in Canada. We will…

Getting to the Heart of What you Want

Getting to the Heart of What you Want

Posted on: Nov 17, 2016

(Fall 2016) “What’s Love Got to Do with It? Getting to the Heart of What You Want,” featured keynotes by newly arrived Associate Professor of Philosophy, Neal DeRoo. What do you really want? How…

Change is in the Air

Change is in the Air

Posted on: Jan 20, 2016

(Winter 2016) Change is in the air, and in more ways than one.  On one hand, the climate is changing.  Overwhelming scientific consensus confirms the reality of climate change and warns of the threat…

Playing God: The Gift and Risk of Human Power

Playing God: The Gift and Risk of Human Power

Posted on: Sep 23, 2015

(Fall 2015) Christians, and perhaps all people, have an ambiguous perspective on power. Many have bought into Lord Acton’s dictum that power corrupts and are therefore wary of claiming any power at…

Being Human: God, Evolution and the Moral Imperative

Being Human: God, Evolution and the Moral Imperative

Posted on: Jan 28, 2015

(Winter 2015) This Interdisciplinary Studies Conference is being co-sponsored by The King’s University and Professor Paul Allen of Concordia University in Montreal under the auspices of the Biologos…

Being Human: Rediscovering our Creaturely Calling

Being Human: Rediscovering our Creaturely Calling

Posted on: Sep 17, 2014

(Fall 2014) "Being Human: Rediscovering our Creature Calling" is a conversation about what it means to be human in creation. Dr. Wirzba will present keynote presentations allowing our campus to consider…

Truth and Reconciliation Commission

Truth and Reconciliation Commission

Posted on: Mar 27, 2014

(Winter 2014) This I.S. Conference was offered in conjunction with the Truth and Reconciliation Commission national event being held in Edmonton March 27-30.  An education day was held at The King’s…

Mind Over Matter

Mind Over Matter

Posted on: Sep 18, 2013

(Fall 2013) Our special guest speaker for the Fall I.S. Conference was Professor Matthew Dickerson from Middlebury College in Vermont. Dickerson is professor of environmental studies and computer science,…

Just Worship

Just Worship

Posted on: Jan 23, 2013

(Winter 2013) For the winter I.S. Conference, King's will revisit a topic that was addressed 10 years ago: Justice and Worship. With special presentations by our two Keynote Speakers, the conference will…

Love That Minds That Love: “What’s So Christian About King's?”

Love That Minds That Love: “What’s So Christian About King's?”

Posted on: Sep 19, 2012

(Fall 2012) Christian learning and teaching. At King’s we say that this is what we are all about, but what does it all mean and why should we care? What has faith got to do with reading Shakespeare…

You're Richer When You Think

You're Richer When You Think

Posted on: Jan 25, 2012

(Winter 2012) Economics and Christian Desire: Black Friday, Occupy Wall Street, economic instability – these topics are front and centre in public discourse – and front and centre at this season’s…

Culture Making

Culture Making

Posted on: Sep 21, 2011

(Fall 2011) Christians have long had a love-hate relationship with the cultures they are called to change, vacillating between fearful avoidance on the one hand and indiscriminate consumerism of culture…

Oil Things Considered

Oil Things Considered

Posted on: Jan 26, 2011

(Winter 2011) The Alberta Oilsands developments have sparked a debate locally and around the world. This winter's I.S. conference at King's brought the debate to students, to form opinions and discern…

Know Fear: Following Jesus in a Culture of Fear

Know Fear: Following Jesus in a Culture of Fear

Posted on: Sep 22, 2010

(Fall 2010) All around us people are afraid, and we are too. Some fears are well founded, but many are not. And yet fear can paralyze us into inaction and make us indifferent to the needs of others. Fear…

Home (not so) Sweet Homeless

Home (not so) Sweet Homeless

Posted on: Jan 20, 2010

(Winter 2010) Today, we are confronted with many daunting statistics related to our idea of home. In Edmonton there are over 3,000 homeless individuals living on the streets, a number projected to double…

Identity & Technology

Identity & Technology

Posted on: Sep 23, 2009

(Fall 2009) Think about IT—identity and technology are inextricably linked in today’s society. Whether we view technology as a necessary evil or integral part of our everyday existence, we are defined…

Remembering the Children

Remembering the Children

Posted on: Jan 21, 2009

(Winter 2009) Prime Minister Stephen Harper has issued an apology to Aboriginal communities expressing sorrow for the ill treatment suffered by many children in Indian Residential Schools. The painful…