From time to time, the Institute for Faith and Learning hosts
or co-sponsors with other departments lectures by visiting guests
as well as members of Baylor's own faculty.
St. Norbert College
"Friendship with God: Embodying Charity as a Way of Life"
April 24, 2014
Loyola University, Maryland
"Jay-Z vs. Lorde: The Whig-Tory Dispute in Business Ethics or
Hume and Smith versus Aquinas and Kant"
March 24, 2014
"Pope Francis and the Problem of Hope"
March 25, 2014
Reading and discussion of Unapologetic: Why Despite
Everything Christianity Cna Still Make Surprising Emotional
November 4, 2013
"Parkland Hospital, November 1963"
October 24, 2013
Professor of German and Director, Kuyers Institute for
Christian Teaching and Learning, Calvin College
"Teaching as a Christian Practice"
February 21, 2013
Charles Taylor & James Davison Hunter
"An Afternoon Conversation with Charles Taylor and James
Davison Hunter on Politics, Faith, and the Future"
November 27, 2012
James Davison Hunter
Labrosse-Levinson Distinguished Professor of Religion, Culture,
and Social Theory at the University of Virginia and Executive
Director of the Institute for Advanced Studies in Culture
"Christianity, Politics, and Power"
September 22, 2011
Fr. Uwe Michael Lang
Coordinator of the Master's program in "Architecture, Sacred
Art and Liturgy," Università Europea di Roma/Ateneo Pontificio
Regina Apostolorum and staff member of the Congregation for
Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments,
"Heart Speaks to Heart: John Henry Newman as a Reader of the
January 25, 2011
Director, Faraday Institute for Science and Religion, St
Edmunds College, Cambridge
"The Dawkins Delusion: Debunking the Conflict between Science
October 21, 2010
James K. A. Smith
Associate professor of philosophy and adjunct professor of
congregational and ministry studies at Calvin College
"From the Classroom to the Dorm Room and Back Again: Formation
Across the University"
April 23, 2010
Br. Guy J. Consolmagno, S.J.
Astronomer and Curator of Meteorites at the Vatican
The Virtuous Astronomer: How the Work of Science Is Shaped by
the Virtues of Faith, Hope, and Love
March 2, 2010
Lecturer, Theology and Religious Studies, University of
"A Screening and Discussion of the BBC Documentary Did
Darwin Kill God? with the Film's Writer and Presenter"
November 4, 2009
Professor of Theology and Ethics, Baptist Theological Seminary
"Hospitality and Higher Education: An Invitation to a Way of
March 17, 2009
Director, Center for Religion and Society
"A Lutheran Vision of Baptist Christian Higher Education"
November 8, 2007
Editor, Books & Culture
"The Political Captivity of the Church?"
September 4, 2007
Tjerk de Reus
Dutch journalist & cultural critic
"Why Was the Great Grandson of Vincent Van Gogh Killed?
Christian Responses to Islamist Violence in the
Sponsored by the Baylor University Department of Religion,
Center for Jewish Studies, and the Institute for Faith and
October 25, 2006
Hungarian Academy of Sciences
"God, the Creator and Heavenly Father"
Hosted by the Department of Physics and Co-sponsored by the
Institute for Faith and Learning
January 11, 2006
David C. Schindler
Assistant Professor of Philosophy
Department of Humanities and Augustinian Traditions
"Free Thinking or Freedom for Thinking? An Untimely Meditation
on the Nature of Academic Freedom"
November 3, 2005
Assistant Professor of Humanities
Department of Humanities and Augustinian Tradition
"Consider the Lillies: Why the Protestant Work Ethic Is So
October 27, 2005
"The Enchantments of Mammon: Corporate Capitalism and the
American Moral Imagination"
Hosted by the Institute for Faith and Learning and co-sponsored
by the Honors College
October 28, 2005
Senior Lecturer in Theology University of Wales, Lampeter
Inaugural Traditio Lecture: "Aquinas and Newton on Trinity and
April 1, 2005
Associate Professor of Systematic and Historical Theology
Princeton Theological Seminary
"Can We Know God?"
February 24, 2005
Naomi Schaefer Riley
"God on the Quad: How Religious Colleges and the Missionary
Generation are Changing America"
February 10, 2005
Jorge L. A. Garcia
Professor of Philosophy
"Race in Christian Higher Education"
March 29, 2004
Associate Professor of Mass Media and Religion
Palm Beach Atlantic University
"The Passion and the Press: Inside a Media Storm"
March 9, 2004
Professor of Geography and Intellectual History
The Queen's University of Belfast
"The Idea of a University: Irish Interventions"
February 12, 2004
Associate Professor of Law
"Justice, Mercy and a Humbling Walk: The Christian Challenge to
the Vocation of Law"
November 13, 2003
Post-Doctoral Fellow, Department of Sociology
"The Soul of W. E. B. Du Bois: Critically Integrating Faith,
Learning, and Social Justice"
October 3, 2003
Visiting Distinguished Professor of History
"The International Legacy of Jonathan Edwards"
September 24, 2003
Jordan-Trexler Professor of Religion & Director, Center for
Religion and Society
"The Most Contentious Claims of Quality with Soul: How Six
Premier Christian Colleges and Universities Keep Faith With
Their Religious Traditions"
April 24, 2003
"Vocation as Another Proof for the Existence of God"
April 24, 2003
"Christian Engagement with Higher Education: The Vocation of a
April 25, 2003
Byron R. Johnson
Director, Center for Research on Religion & Urban Civil
University of Pennsylvania
"Overview of the Relationship Between Spirituality and Social
April 16, 2003
"The Opportunities and Obstacles in Conducting Faith-Based
Research: Being Wise as a Serpent and Gentle as a Dove"
April 16, 2003
Distinguished Professor of Religion and Director, Center for
Faith and Learning
"How Christian Faith Can Sustain the Life of the Mind: The
Power of Christian Traditions"
February 13, 2003
"What Might It Mean to Teach from a Christian Perspective?"
February 14, 2003
University Professor of Theology and Literature
"On Keeping Our Scholarship Free: How to Avoid Becoming Either
Conservatives or Liberals"
November 20, 2002
C. Stephen Evans
University Professor of Philosophy and Humanities
"Must Christian Scholarship Be Overtly Christian?"
October 9, 2002
The Institute for Faith and Learning sponsors occasional
reading groups for faculty for timely or timeless books on topics
related to the intersection of faith and learning. These
discussions sometimes culminate in a lecture by the author on
A sampling of past groups have been organized around the