Past Events

March 26, 2014: “When You Are the Meniscus”

A “My Journey as a Scholar of Faith” Lecture by Sandra Rogers (Nursing, International Vice President). View the lecture here.

February 20, 2014: “Questions of the Heart: When Faith, Love, and Inquiry Meet”

A “My Journey as a Scholar of Faith” Lecture by Russell Osguthorpe (Instructional Psychology & Technology, former Sunday School General President). View the lecture here.

November 20, 2013: “My Journey as a Scholar of Faith” Lecture

Lecture by Marilyn Berrett (Dance). View the lecture here.

October 17, 2013: “My Journey as a Scholar of Faith” Lecture

Lecture by Brent Slife (Psychology). View the lecture here.

October 27, 2011: Jeff Reber (Psychology) luncheon workshop.  Jeff Reber helped us to consider the learning influences of “relational knowing.”  As we ate together, he asked us to discuss professors who had most influenced us and to discuss the relationship we had with those people.  We discussed how eating together helped to develop communal obligations and considered other means of developing relationships that facilitate learning.  He shared experimental research he has done in which students learned more in conditions of strong relationship with a teacher as contrasted with learning conditions that emphasized cognitive sharing alone. (Research manuscript coming soon.)

May 19, 2011: Seminar on “Vocation, Calling, and the BYU Faculty Member” Many of the top scholars who study the role of a sense of vocation and calling at work shared summaries of their research.  They led those present in a consideration of how we could find more purpose and meaning in our faculty work.   Jeff Thompson, a BYU professor and one of the scholars who led our thinking has given a BYU Devotional talk that summarizes some of his research and applies it to students at BYU (see:

March 24, 2011: James K. A. Smith lecture

Visiting scholar James K. A. Smith led an insightful faculty discussion on his recent book, Desiring the Kingdom: Worship, Worldview, and Cultural Formation. You can download the first chapter here.

March 2, 2011: “LDS Perspectives on Faith & Scholarship”

A follow-up session to the “Mapping the Intersection Between Scholarship and Faith” seminar (May 2010). Ed Gantt (Psychology) &  George Handley (Humanities) responded to each other’s papers on faith & scholarship and reflected on their view of that relationship from an LDS perspective.  A Q&A session followed.

Readings & Excerpts from Q&A: