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 Reading Groups

Shop Class for Soul Craft

An Inquiry into the Value of Work, Held at Longwood University, Longwood and HSC students invited.  12:00 and 8:00pm. Contact Dr. Adam Blincoe at blincoeam@longwood.


The Irony of American History

Hampden-Sydney, 5:30-6:30, South Room Commons.  Contact Missy Deregibus at missyd57@gmail.com.


Anselm’s Circle

This study group seeks to systematically explore many of the big questions of faith and life, such as:

  • Do faith and reason conflict?
  • Does God exist?
  • Was Jesus more than a man?
  • Are the claims of Christianity arrogant?
  • What about the problem of evil?
  • And the perennial question, if you were a brain in a vat, could you know?

This study begins in the spring and meets one hour a week. WARNING: this study is not for the faint-hearted. However, it is open to big thinkers of all (or no) faith positions, and is truly a discussion group. To paraphrase Abraham Lincoln, for those who like this sort of thing, it is just the kind of study they would love! Because of the systematic, cumulative and challenging nature of this discussion, it is closed after the first few sessions.