Jun 22, 2006

Christian Philosophy in China!

Hi, folks! I'm sorry I haven't posted in a while, but I've been busy. I have been trying to make the transition to my new position as Associate Professor of Philosophy and Aplogetics at Southeastern Bible College. Moveover, I have just recently returned from a trip to China. Sponsored by the Society of Christian Philosophers, I was invited to give lectures on various aspects of Christian philosophy at Xiamen University in Xiamen, China. Can you believe it? It still amazes me that I could go to that country and give lectures that more or less defended Christianity at a secular Chinese university. I guess what amazes me even more is that such a thing is becoming almost impossible to do in the good ole USA!

For those who may be interested, here are the titles of the lectures gave. If there is any interest, I may give some details later on their actual content:

"Religion and Science: Are They Compatible?"
"Do We Have Religious Knowledge?"
"A Christian Ethical Theory"

After each lecture, there was oportunity for extended Q&A. There was a lot of good discussion, though I have to say that most of the questions the students asked had little to do with the content of my lectures. In fact, I found it quite humorous that the first question asked on the afternoon of my first lecture was, "What do you think of the Da Vinci Code?" American pop culture has very long arms!!!

1 comment:

Jeff Downs said...

Congrats on the new position.