2023-2024 Lectures Series

The Wolters Centre Lectures take place two to three times a year, and provide an opportunity for each faculty fellow to host a scholar of their choice to visit, lecture, and discuss their work on campus. These free public lectures highlight speakers who are suited to speak to a broad community audience, and who also have expertise in applying the Reformed scholarly tradition to their subject area. Annual lectures are rooted in the Arts, Social Sciences, and Natural Sciences and Mathematics, respectively.

Are we Free? Navigating Between Scientific Determinism and Liberty of Creation

At 7:30pm on March 20, 2024, the Wolters Centre will be hosted Dr. Lydia Jaeger, (Institut Biblique de Nogent, France), who holds research positions at St. Edmund’s College (University of Cambridge), The Faraday Institute for Science and Religion, and the Kirby Laing Centre for Public Theology. Dr. Jaeger will explore how an understanding of God as creator provides a helpful and important framework for thinking about science, including implications for understanding human freedom before the face of God. You can watch her recorded lecture below!

Abraham Kuyper and the Economic Teachings of the Heidelberg Catechism

At 7:30pm on November 1, 2023, the Wolters Centre hosted Dr. Jordan Ballor (Dr. theol., University of Zurich; Ph.D., Calvin Theological Seminary), director of research at the Center for Religion, Culture, and Democracy, an initiative of the First Liberty Institute, and the associate director of the Junius Institute for Digital Reformation Research and the Henry Institute for the Study of Christianity and Politics at Calvin University. You can watch his recorded lecture below.