Summer Scholars Sessions

Interested in joining one or more of our virtual sessions this summer? Sign up below, and then closer to the time of the session(s) you will receive an email with login information. We are excited to engage in great ideas with you!

The sessions are free!

July 2020 Summer Scholars Sessions (past sessions in June 2020 below)



Date and Time

Psalms of Lament for Troubled Times (see recording)

Dr. David Taylor, Fuller Seminary

July 2nd @ 3 PM EDT

Navigating College Entrance Exams: The ACT, SAT, and CLT (see recording)

Jeremy Tate, Founder and CEO, Classical Learning Test (CLT)

July 7th @ 3 PM EDT

Can We Teach Math as a Liberal Art? (see recording)

Ravi Jain, author, The Liberal Arts Tradition

July 9th @ 3 PM EDT

Vocation, Career, and the Liberal Arts

Meganne Beach, Templeton Honors College ('17), Director of Recruitment

July 14th @ 3 PM EDT

Karma and the Justice of God

Dr. Steven Boyer, Professor of Theological Studies, Eastern University

July 16th @ 3 PM EDT

Books of the Living Dead

Joshua Gibbs, Author, Something They Will Not Forget:  A Handbook for Classical Teachers

July 21st @ 3 PM EDT

(re)Narrating the Story of Faith & Science

Dr. Ard Louis, Professor of Theoretical Physics, University of Oxford

July 23rd @ 3 PM EDT

A Problematic Vocation:  Being a Math Major at a Liberal Arts University

Brandi Henry, Templeton Honors College ('17), Math PhD Student at Temple University

July 28th @ 3 PM EDT

What is the Templeton Honors College?

Dr. Brian Williams, Dean of the Templeton Honors College

July 30th @ 3 PM EDT

June 2020 Summer Scholars Sessions



Date and Time

Fantasy and the Friendship between CS Lewis & JRR Tolkien (see recording)

Dr. Michael Ward, University of Oxford

June 2nd @ 3 PM EDT

On Building the COVID19 Research Core (see recording)

Dr. Allison Greenplate, Templeton Honors College ('11), Postdoctoral Fellow at University of Pennsylvania

June 4th @ 3 PM EST

George MacDonald, JRR Tolkien, and the World of Faerie (see recording)

Dr. Kirstin Jeffrey Johnson, Freelance Writer and Lecturer

June 9th @ 3 PM EDT

Why Keep the Sabbath? (see recording)

Dr. Phillip Cary, Scholar-in-Residence, Eastern University

June 11th @ 3 PM EDT

Tolkien's Elfin Magic and the Liberal Arts (see recording)

Dr. Gary Jenkins, Van Gorden Professor in History at Eastern University

June 16th @ 3 PM EDT

Gabriel's Horn: How can something have an Infinite surface and yet a Finite volume? (see recording)

Dr. Walter Huddell, Chair of Mathematics Department at Eastern University

June 18th @ 3 PM EDT

Are the Ents, Elves, and Hobbits of The Lord of the Rings human? (see recording)

Dr. Fred Putnam, Professor of Bible & Liberal Studies at Eastern University

June 23rd @ 7 PM EDT **TIME CHANGED**

The Role of Art in the Good Life (see recording)

Dr. Kendall Cox, Director of Academic Affairs for Templeton at Eastern University

June 25th @ 3 PM EDT

LOTR:  Between the printed page and the silver screen

Jeffrey Overstreet´╗┐, Film Critic, Novelist, and Author of Through a Screen Darkly

June 30th @ 3 PM EDT

More sessions for July will be announced soon!