Faith and Scholarship Discussion Series
The Faith and Scholarship Discussion Series supports Hope College as a community of faithful Christian scholars.
In order to grow as a community of faithful Christian scholars, we — faculty, staff and students — need to meet with one another in fellowship to discuss how the breadth of meaning inherent in terms like “faith” and “scholarship” creates a depth of their possible integration.
We are not chairing the discussion of faith, scholarship and vocation here at Hope College — no one is. The point is neither to impose a particular view nor to require anyone to learn, teach, research, or serve a certain way. If there is a reason for the discussion, it is to help build a community of Christian scholars faithful to the mission of integrating the lives of the mind and of the spirit, a community whose members are comfortably vulnerable about how they define and live out these terms and their relationship to one another, and a community that enacts and models the virtues of civil discourse for all to see.
The Faith and Scholarship Discussion Series takes place on Thursday at 8 a.m. over
the summer, in Schaap Science Center Room 1118. Each week a member of the Hope College
faculty will lead a discussion about the integration of faith and scholarship in the
context of vocation.
This is an excellent opportunity to be part of a broader conversation about these critically important issues. Coffee, juice and bagels will be served, and we will be finished by 9 a.m.
We welcome all students, faculty and staff to these discussions.
- The 2021 Discussion Series
Each week a member of the Hope College faculty or staff will lead a discussion about the integration of faith and scholarship in the context of vocation.
Thursday, May 27 – Kickoff/Welcome (Gerald Griffin, Lindsey Root Luna, Andy McCoy)
- Thursday, June 3 – Shonn Colbrunn (Boerigter Center)
- Thursday, June 10 – Mike Owens (English)
- Thursday, June 17 – Yoli Vega (Boerigter Center)
- Thursday June 24 – Leah Chase (Biology & Chemistry)
The Faith and Scholarship Discussion Series is sponsored by the office of the Associate Provost.