What's worse? Telling God you don't believe in him, or telling him he is deceiving you? ... What do you do when dreams and expectations are smashed again and again? ... What do you think about a God who lets events such as the bombing of Hiroshima, the Rwanda genocide, and the Holocaust happen?" These were some of the questions Dr. Richard Middleton asked during his chapel address on February 12.
Written by Carolyn Fairbanks. Digital Media by Jessica Sturgeon. Dr. Hyung S.Choi was on campus this week as a candidate for a faculty position in Physics. Dr. Choi held a colloquium entitled “Knowledge of the Unseen: Comtemporary Physics and New Worldviews,” on Tuesday in front of students and faculty who evaluated his presentation. He also lectured in Dr. Lombardini’s Physics II class Wednesday morning. In the colloquium, Choi looked at the different worldviews of physics through the centuries. “Everyone has a worldview,” Choi began, “the way we see the world affects the way we value things.” It was interesting to hear about how spirituatlity was such a present topic since the beginning of studying science. As a Communication and English major, it was enlightening to learn a little more about physics and the journey of universe exploration.
Written by Kevin Dunne. Media by Jess Sturgeon. This year’s Ormond Church & State Lecture welcomed Tad Armstrong to Greenville College onthe tenth. Armstrong, a practicing attorney in Edwardsville and author of the book, It’s OK ToSay God, spoke during the chapel hour, as well as in Snyder 104. In chapel, Armstrong spokeabout the importance of being informed and educated about the Constitution, important SupremeCourt cases dealing with religion, and the gradual loss of freedoms. Dr. Richard Huston, head of the history department at Greenville College, introduced Armstrong at both chapel and the colloquium. Armstrong spoke very passionately about theses pressing issues that affect our country today andwhat we can to do combat the forces of ignorance. He has even set up Constitution clubs, whichhe is active in, to help educate people about U.S. history, the Constitution, and the processes androles of the government. One of the overarching themes was why the issue of church and state,expressly pertaining to Christianity, has become so widespread. Armstrong proposed that thedemographics have changed. It is not the Constitution, by and large, that has changed, butpeople, rather that have. The fact that Christian representation has diminished, Armstrong believes, causes so many issues.
Written by Rachel Stewart. Media by Kat Kelley For this year’s Samuel Sandmel Memorial Lecture, Greenville was privileged to host Dr. Tony Steinbock, a professor of Philosophy at Southern Illinois University Carbondale. During his time here Steinbock addressed students at a chapel address in the morning, as well as a colloquium in the afternoon.