Monday, May 09, 2005

Attack of the Borg!

For those of you that are interested:

The Oregon State University Socratic Club will feature a debate on the topic, "Who Is Jesus?" at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, May 10, in the Austin Auditorium of LaSells Stewart Center on the OSU Campus. Speakers are Dr. Marcus Borg, Hundere Distinguished Professor of Religion, and Dr. Gary Ferngren, Professor of History, both of Oregon State.

The debate will explore orthodox and revisionist views of Jesus, with the two speakers presenting widely divergent opinions. The discussion will focus on how we know about Jesus, the difference between the Jesus of history and the Christ of faith, and how Jesus shapes faith today.

Marcus Borg is a member of the Jesus Seminar and the author of more than a dozen books, including Meeting Jesus Again for the First Time.

Gary Ferngren has written extensively on medicine and healing in early Christianity and is the editor of Science and Religion: A Historical Introduction

The meeting is free and open to the public.

The Socratic Club is beginning its fourth year at OSU as a student organization. It is modelled on the original Socratic Club, which was founded at Oxford University in 1941 by C. S. Lewis to provide an open forum for the discussion of issues that divide Christians and non-Christians. At OSU the Club presents opposing points of view on subjects of contemporary debate related to the Christian faith. Each speaker is given 25 minutes to present one side of an issue, after which the two discuss their differences, before opening the floor to questions from members of the audience. Two events are planned for each quarter. For more information phone 602-3661 or see http://oregonstate.edu/groups/socratic.

Call me if you want to go. 928-1145

9 comments:

ted said...

Four posts in three days? What's going on, did you get internet at your house?

everyday.wonder said...

I loved the Borg debate. Answered a lot of my questions about where he's coming from and confirmed a lot of my suspicions about his preoccupations. Good debate. Go, Ferngren!

Tim Lewis said...

I think it's now a battle between Jake and Jason on who can post the least.

ted said...

I don't know who to cheer for. It's like watching a slap fight in slow motion.

Tim Lewis said...

You have the worst reflexes of anyone!

ted said...

Somewhere softly in the distance, taps gently played for Jake's blog.

Gunslinger said...

Did you know that there are actually lyrics to Taps?

All my old man could get out was....

"not a finger!"

ted said...

[Crickets chirping]


I kinda like it here. It's quiet and peaceful. No one bothers me here.


[Crickets continue to chirp]

rebecca marie said...

thanks for the reference tim. for weeks after christmas, when my son was about four, he wandered about yelling "botta binga!" we finally realized he was saying "not a finger!"