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February 10, 2014

N.T. Wright Speaks at Princeton

Searching for the Historical Jesus


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The study of Jesus Christ and the far-reaching, immense impact of Christianity is a legitimate topic for study within the academy.

That was one of the themes from N.T. Wright when the noted New Testament scholar visited Princeton University during the fall as part of a Veritas Forum entitled, "Searching for the Historical Jesus."

Wright termed it "strange" to suggest Christ is off limits for scholarly inquiry at universities

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November 1, 2013

Religion and Intelligence

Analyzing the Analysis: Is the Narrative Changing?

By Jordan Monge, Harvard '12
The following story was reprinted with permission fromChristianity Today.

My story is almost always met with surprise: How could an atheist convert to Christianity at Harvard, the bastion of secular intellectual elitism?


Now this reaction has some empirical justification. A recent meta-analysis of studies on religion and intelligence found that yes, overall, people with high IQs and test scores are less likely to be religious.

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October 18, 2013

Debating the Goodness of God

Leadership Development Ministry Co-Hosts Event with Harvard Humanists, Atheists, and Agnostics

Students of various faith backgrounds (and no faith backgrounds) gathered in Harvard's Science Center's Auditorium B on the first Sunday after the start of classes for a debate on the topic, "Can the Christian God Be Good in Light of the Suffering in the World?"

For the second consecutive year, Harvard College Faith and Action (HCFA) and Harvard Community Humanists, Atheists, and Agnostics (HCHAA) co-hosted a debate. HCFA is a leadership development ministry supported and resourced by Christian Union.

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