We explore the larger issues of our day
of beauty, truth, justice and duty
We promote thoughtful discussion
mutual respect and the joy of discovery
We invite the intellectually curious student
to think well about the meaning of life

Cogito Lectures

Our lecture series is dedicated to exploring a wide spectrum of subjects and is held several times a semester. Check out some of our latest lectures below:

Divine Wrath: Judgment and Mercy in Paul’s Letter to the Romans by Dr. Thomas Dixon of Campbell University

A.I. and the Ten Commandments by Dr. J. Andrew Surface of PPG Industries

Jesus and the Gym: Christian Engagement with Exercise by Andrew Borror of the University of Aberdeen

The Atrophied Imagination: Contemporary Art and the Recovery of a Theology of Inquiry by Andrew Hendrixson of Duke Divinity School

The Ethics of Modern Weapons by Dr. Richard Jordan of Baylor University

Past Cogito lectures have included the following:

  • Dangerous Tales: The Ethics of Biblical Storytelling in Antiquity and Today by Carrie Cifers
  • Contemplation and Truth by Dr. Kevin Hart
  • Russia and Tolstoy in the Light of the Present Catastrophe by Dr. Elena Glazov-Corrigan
  • Athens, Jerusalem: Overcoming the Exclusivist Paradigms of the Past by Dr. Kevin Corrigan
  • Reading Scripture for Life: Dr. Luke Timothy Johnson
  • Natural Law and Biology: Dr. Mike Stinson
  • The Notion of Personhood from a Legal Perspective: Ken Myers of Mars Hill Audio Magazine
  • Paul and the Stoics on the Nature of Human Freedom: Dr. Edward Dixon, Emory
  • The Academy Award Nominees for Best Picture and What It Tells Us about America: Dr. Drew Trotter, CCSC
  • God and Politics: The German Church Movement and the Third Reich: David Skove
  • Delight and the Law: Dr. Bob Hall, Hampden-Sydney
  • Jesus and the Law: A Rabbi Looks at Jesus’ Impact and Relationship to the Law: Rabbi Jamie Cohen