Past Discussions

Food for Thought

The Food for Thought discussion series encourages undergraduate students to think about and discuss important issues in Philosophy of Religion, all of which are important for life. Undergraduates enjoy an evening featuring an engaging lecture, table discussions led by graduate students, questions and answers with the speaker, and a free catered meal. The events are held at Notre Dame.

"Satisfaction Guaranteed?: How Christ Atones for Human Sin"
Oliver D. Crisp – University of St Andrews

"Should We Believe What We Don't Understand?"
Lorraine Juliano Keller – Niagara University

"How tolerant can religious believers really be?"
Anne Jeffrey – University of South Alabama

"Can Atheists Know Anything?"
Blake Roeber – University of Notre Dame

"Felix Culpa!"
Hud Hudson – Western Washington University

"Six words you say you believe: Some thoughts on the Nicene Creed"
Jeff Speaks – University of Notre Dame

"Catching Fire: Discipline and Docile Bodies in the Hunger Games"
Christina Van Dyke – Calvin College

"Plato, Confucius, Golf, and the Good Human Life"
Stephen Laumakis – University of St. Thomas

"Faith, Reason, and the Knowledge of God"
Meghan Sullivan – University of Notre Dame

"I Told Me So: Self-Deception and Morality in Everyday Life"
Gregg Ten Elshof – Biola University

"Divine Hiddennes, Divine Life"
Trent Dougherty – Baylor University
Michael Rea – University of Notre Dame
Meghan Sullivan – University of Notre Dame

"Beauty for Ashes: Evil, Suffering, and the Christian Roots of Jazz"
William Edgar – The State University of New York

"Life, Death, Freedom: Jesus Questions Nietzsche"
Greg Ganssle – Yale University

"Does Evolution Explain (Away) Our Belief in God?"
Michael J. Murray – John Templeton Foundation

"Contemporary Issues in Hell: Hot Topics and High Stakes"
Jerry Walls – Houston Baptist University