Dr. Janet Smith — On Religious Freedom and the HHS Mandate

In Addition to speaking at our Defending the Faith conference this past summer, Dr. Janet Smith, chair of life ethics and professor of moral theology at Sacred Heart Major Seminary, had a moment to sit down with us here at Franciscan University and reflect on Religious Freedom and the HHS Mandate.

The Ethical Use of Supervision to Facilitate the Integration of Spirituality in Social Work Practice

By Dr. Jerry Jo Gilham, Associate Professor of Social Work at Franciscan University of Steubenville.

This article appears in Social Work and Christianity, vol. 39, no. 3 (Fall 2012).

Since the 1980s, the social work profession has experienced a renewed interest in spirituality and religion (Canda & Furman, 1999). The National Association of Social Workers (NASW) Code of Ethics mandates that social workers obtain education about and seek to understand the nature of diversity and oppression with respect to religion (NASW, 2008). Current Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) standards require schools of social work to demonstrate their commitment to diversity throughout their curriculum. Furthermore, graduates must demonstrate competence in engaging diversity and difference in practice (CSWE, 2008).

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Dr. Stephen M. Krason — On Being an Informed Catholic Voter

Dr. Stephen Krason, Professor of Political Science at Franciscan University of Steubenville, sits down with us to speak on what it means to be an informed Catholic Voter.

Dr. John Crosby — Metaphysics: Bridge between Science and Philosophy

Dr. John Crosby, professor of philosophy at Franciscan University of Steubenville delivers his response to Dr. Benjamin Wiker’s presentation, “Can Science Demonstrate the Existence of God? What’s a Catholic to Think?” The presentations were part of Franciscan University’s 2012 Science and Faith Conference: “Can Science Inform Our Understanding of God?”

Dr. Benjamin Wiker — Four Proofs of a Designed Universe

Dr. Benjamin Wiker,  senior fellow, St. Paul Center for Biblical Theology, speaks on “Can Science Demonstrate the Existence of God? What’s a Catholic to Think?”, a presentation from Franciscan University’s 2012 Science and Faith Conference: “Can Science Inform Our Understanding of God?”

Dr. Benjamin Wiker — Materialist Reduction of Reason: The Atheist’s Safety Net

Dr. Benjamin Wiker, senior fellow, St. Paul Center for Biblical Theology speaks on “Can Science Demonstrate the Existence of God? What’s a Catholic to Think?”, a presentation from Franciscan University’s 2012 Science and Faith Conference: “Can Science Inform Our Understanding of God?”

Mr. Mark Ryland — Three Case Studies in Design Theory

Mr. Mark Ryland, president and senior fellow, Institute for the Study of Nature, speaks on “A Response to: Signs of Design: from Physics and Astronomy”, a presentation from Franciscan University’s 2012 Science and Faith Conference: “Can Science Inform Our Understanding of God?”

Dr. Jay W. Richards — Three Signs of Design from Physics & Astronomy

Dr. Jay W. Richards, senior fellow, Discovery Institute Center for Science and Culture, speaks on“Signs of Design: from Physics and Astronomy”, a presentation from Franciscan University’s 2012 Science and Faith Conference: “Can Science Inform Our Understanding of God?”

Dr. Jay W. Richards — Modern Science Ignores Aristotle

Dr. Jay W. Richards, senior fellow, Discovery Institute Center for Science and Culture, speaks on “Signs of Design: from Physics and Astronomy”, a presentation from Franciscan University’s 2012 Science and Faith Conference: “Can Science Inform Our Understanding of God?”

Dr. Alvin Plantinga — Refuting Naturalism by Citing our own Consciousness

Dr. Alvin Plantinga, professor emeritus, Philosophy, University of Notre Dame, speaks on “Science and Religion: Where the Conflict Really Lies”, a presentation from Franciscan University’s 2012 Science and Faith Conference: “Can Science Inform Our Understanding of God?”

Dr. Alvin Plantinga — Religion and Science: Alleged Conflicts

Dr. Alvin Plantinga, professor emeritus, Philosophy, University of Notre Dame, speaks on “Science and Religion: Where the Conflict Really Lies”, a presentation from Franciscan University’s 2012 Science and Faith Conference: “Can Science Inform Our Understanding of God?”

Dr. Daniel Kuebler — Darwinist Philosophy can’t survive in a world of Darwinian Science

Dr. Daniel Kuebler, professor of Biology, Franciscan University of Steubenville, speaks on “A Response to: The Modern Scientific Theory of Intelligent Design”, a presentation from Franciscan University’s 2012 Science and Faith Conference: “Can Science Inform Our Understanding of God?”

Dr. Michael Behe — Random: A Carefully Selected Word

Dr. Michael Behe, senior fellow, Discovery Institute Center for Science and Culture, speaks on “The Modern Scientific Theory of Intelligent Design”, a presentation from Franciscan University’s 2012 Science and Faith Conference: “Can Science Inform Our Understanding of God?”.

How Our Experiences Defy Materialism

Dr. John Bergsma, professor of Theology, Franciscan University of Steubenville, speaks on “A Response to: Science and Religion: Where the Conflict Really Lies”, a presentation from Franciscan University’s 2012 Science and Faith Conference: “Can Science Inform Our Understanding of God?”

Evidence of Design is Easy to See

Dr. Michael Behe, senior fellow, Discovery Institute Center for Science and Culture, speaks on “The Modern Scientific Theory of Intelligent Design”, a presentation from Franciscan University’s 2012 Science and Faith Conference: “Can Science Inform Our Understanding of God?”

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