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Debating Darwin

In his most recent blog post "Debating Darwin," Robert Shedinger, Luther College associate professor of religion, asks whether Darwinian evolution is compatible with religious faith or if a person of faith must reject Darwinian principles. Is Intelligent Design an intellectually coherent alternative or just a conservative Christian ideology dressed up as science?

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What do our beliefs say about us?

Guy Nave, Luther College associate professor of religion, highlights the socially constructed nature of beliefs and belief systems, and how they say far more about us than they do about the "gods" we claim to accept or reject.

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Are religion courses harmful to faith?

Todd Green, Luther College assistant professor of religion, asks the questions "Are religion courses harmful to faith?" and "Should faith as we know it survive?" How would you respond?

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Martyrs, minorities and micro-inequities

Drawing from Psalms, Buddhist scriptures and Beastie Boys lyrics, Gereon Kopf, Luther professor of religion, attempts to reconcile our thoughts on sharing a common humanity by valuing diversity of culture, religion and lifestyle.

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Luther College Religion Forum April 3

Join the Luther College Religion department for the the final Religion Forum of the 2013-14 academic year at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, April 3, in Room 102 of Luther's Franklin W. Olin Building. The forum, to discuss next year's theme "Teaching Religion at a College of the Church," is open to the public with no charge for admission.

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Reactions to Appeals for Divestment

Jim Martin-Schramm addresses pleas for colleges and churches to divest holdings in fossil fuel companies and offers suggestions for how energy and climate policy could be changed more effectively.

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Resisting the Medicalization of Mental Illness

Robert Shedinger, Luther associate professor of religion, asks the questions, if mental illness is the result of chemical imbalance, why are incidences increasing despite drug treatment? Could loss of a deep spiritual connection be the cause of the epidemic of anxiety and depression?

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Luther students interview internationally known activist

Luther College students had a rare chance to interview an internationally known activist and scholar of contemporary Islam in January. Tariq Ramadan spoke via Skype on Jan. 23 to Robert Shedinger's class on contemporary Islamic thought and Todd Green's class on Islam and the West.

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