Loving God with Your Mind

February 26, 2019
7:00 pm — 9:00 pm CST
Nazareth Chapel
3003 Snelling Avenue North
St. Paul, MN 55113

An event featuring short, 15-minute talks from inspired UNW thinkers and scholars with a dessert reception to follow.

Presenters and topics

Dr. Melissa Mork

Laughter and Grief: A Paradox For Transformation 

The unfortunate reality is that we will ALL grieve at some point in our lives. It is a consequence of loving someone.  Is there a place for humor in our grief? How is it beneficial? And when is it too soon to laugh? 
This presentation will explore the therapeutic utility of humor and laughter in the processes of grief work.

Dr. Jonathan Den Hartog

The Bible and the American Revolution 

When we think of the American Revolution, do we think of the Bible? The Bible was at the center of debates in the Revolution, as leaders on both sides took it seriously and tried to claim its authority. Reflecting on the Bible’s place in the Revolution helps us understand better both the Revolution and how the Bible speaks to contemporary affairs.

Dr. Bruce Simat

The Effects of Mercury Emissions on Pregnant Mammals:
Have we subdued the earth enough that it is now subduing us?

Burning coal releases mercury into the air to be distributed into the food chain and directly into all fresh water and ocean fish. Dr. Simat’s research has tracked the trail of this mercury into pregnant mammals, through the placenta, and into ten organs of their newborns. What are the implications of mercury during embryonic and fetal development? What permanent physical and mental deficits might we expect?


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