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Intelligent Design—It's not just for evangelicals

Intelligent Design (or ID) does not equal creationism, but is sometimes called "intelligent design creationism" and other times called a scientific alternative to Darwinian evolution... is your head swimming yet? Read on as Professor Shedinger explains the differences and the arguments behind Intelligent Design.

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'Studying Religion at a College of the Church'

The Luther College Religion Department will host "Studying Religion at a College of the Church," the final event in the 2014-15 Luther College Religion Forum Series, "Teaching Religion at a College of the Church." The forum will take place at 6 p.m. Thursday, April 30, in Room 102 of the Franklin W. Olin Building on the Luther campus. The event is open to the public with no charge for admission.

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Timothy Knepper to speak on teaching philosophy of religion at a college of the church

A majority of the content in philosophy of religion textbooks focuses on the nature, proof and problems with evil concerning a theistic God. Timothy Knepper, associate professor of religion at Drake University, will argue that philosophy of religion should not continue to be taught this way, given the great diversity of realities and religious paths. He will share ways he has used at Drake University to move beyond the old ways of teaching a theistic philosophy of religion.

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The Biologist’s Dilemma

Professor Shedinger questions the ongoing biologist debate regarding intelligent design theory. Are biologists challenging ID as unscientific because they truly believe it to be so... or because they're worried it may a legitimate scientific argument?

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99 Problems

Our professor reflects on his fateful purchase of a 300 yen hat.

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Why study Islam in Europe?

After Wednesday's attack on the offices of Paris's satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo, J-term class members find themselves right in the middle of the very debate they went to Europe to study.

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