Lectures & Video

Students and faculty in the Honors College regularly gather with professionals from sundry fields who are invited to conduct interactive lectures on a variety of topics -- the problems of modernism, the true nature of education, the politics and ethics of immigration, and the philosophical and spiritual significance of contemporary film, to name a few. From invidual classes in the Honors College, to bold discussions through the Honors College Lecture Series, we are eager to inspire thought and discussion among our faculty, students, and community. Below are a few lectures presented by Honors College faculty.


"Evolution"

May 2019

Jacquelyn Duke and Chris Rios speak to Dr. Bill Neilson's Perceived Conflicts in Science and Medicine class for Honors College students.


"The Problem of Evil"

May 2019

Dr. Todd Buras, Associate Professor of Philosophy at Baylor University, speaks to Dr. Bill Neilson's Perceived Conflicts in Science and Medicine class for Honors College students.


"Environmentalism"

April 5, 2019

Dr. Eric Martin, Assistant Professor of the History and Philosophy of Science, speaks to Dr. Bill Neilson's Perceived Conflicts in Science and Medicine class for Honors College students.


"How Light Reveals the Nature of The Light"

April 2019

Dr. Jeffrey Olafsen, Associate Professor of Physics at Baylor University, and Linda Olafsen, Associate Professor of Electrical & Computer Engineering at Baylor University, speak to Dr. Bill Neilson's Perceived Conflicts in Science and Medicine class for Honors College students.


"Origin & History of the Universe: Philosophical & Theological Perspectives"

February 2019

Gerald B. Cleaver, PhD,  is Professor of Physics and Graduate Program Director in the Department of Physics at Baylor University. In the following video, he speaks to Dr. Bill Neilson's Perceived Conflicts in Science and Medicine class for Honors College students.


"How to Read a Biblical Text"

February 2019

Rebecca Hays, PhD, from Baylor University's Institute for Faith & Learning, speaks to Dr. Bill Neilson's Perceived Conflicts in Science and Medicine class for Honors College students.


"Mystery and the Well-Formed Intellect"

January 18th, 2019

Dr. Barry Harvey, Professor of Theology at Baylor, gave this presentation in Dr. Bill Neilson's Perceived Conflicts in Science and Medicine class. Dr. Harvey addressed the consequences of addressing Scripture the lens of scientism to Honors students who have been confronted with intellectual challenges to their faith. 


"The Challenge of Secularism: A Christian-Muslim Dialogue"

Thursday, October 4, 2018

Professor Robert P. George (McCormick Professor of Jurisprudence and Founding Director, James Madison Program in American Ideals and Institutions, Princeton University) and Shaykh Hamza Yusuf (President, Zaytuna College, Berkeley, CA) presenting for the Ninth Annual Drumwright Family Lecture.



 

"Why Louis Armstrong Still Matters"

Terry Teachout is a Wall Street Journal drama critic, biographer, playwright, and blogger.