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At the Veritas Forum, we believe we were made to seek truth and be changed by it. We are a community of students, faculty, campus ministers, and more,…
May 30th, 2024 | 38:40

More Than Just Okay? Religion, Purpose & Human Flourishing | Thompson & Strecher

The speakers in today’s forum engage with two main questions: What stories are you telling yourself? And how can you learn to tell better ones? You’l…
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May 16th, 2024 | 33:53

Can Truth and Tolerance Coexist? | Volf & Pendakur

For many of the key issues today, it’s challenging to simply agree to disagree. Not only do we have serious differences in opinion and belief, b…
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May 2nd, 2024 | 24:51

Is the Grindset Mindset Working? | Dugdale & Fontaine

In college, it's common to feel the pressure to do everything—overload classes, join clubs, apply to internships, and more. But rarely do we stop to a…
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Apr 18th, 2024 | 29:43

The Opposite of Depression Is More Than Just Mental Health w/ David Carreon | Beyond the Forum

What if there was a way to alleviate the symptoms of depression in just five days by changing a person’s brain activity? Obviously, this kind of shift…
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Apr 4th, 2024 | 28:34

Three Skills for Disagreeing Better in 2024 w/John Inazu | Beyond the Forum

One of our faculty partners and frequent Veritas Forum speakers, John Inazu (WUSTL), has a new book out — Learning to Disagree: The Surprising Path to…
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Mar 21st, 2024 | 29:00

What Mother Teresa Taught Me | Mary Poplin

It would be great if the world was a better place. More kindness and friendship. Less war and injustice. For “everything sad to become untrue&rd…
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Mar 7th, 2024 | 58:01

Happier Doctor—Healthier Patient? | Arthur Brooks & Bernard Chang

We spend — on average — 90,000 hours of our life working. So it’s no wonder we want our jobs to bring us happiness. Yet, all too oft…
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Feb 22nd, 2024 | 29:33

Are We Living in the Best of All Possible Worlds? | Lennox & Lowenstein

The concept of a “multiverse” — formerly an obscure idea in philosophy and theoretical physics — is now mainstream. Movies lik…
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Feb 8th, 2024 | 36:12

The Messiness of Meaning | Devadoss & Firestein

Meaning can be straightforward — a red octagon means “Stop!”, a hand wave with a smile means “Hello,” or adding two and…
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Jan 25th, 2024 | 38:12

Mental Health Takes a Village | Curt Thompson & Jill Stratton

The "group projects" of high school and college never fully go away. Even outside of the classroom, we still have to depend on people who ma…
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Jan 11th, 2024 | 32:24

Has Science Made Spirituality Irrelevant? An Interfaith Discussion | Sethupathy & Shamoo

While the beginning of the year often inspires a hopefulness and expectancy for life, New Years isn’t all excitement and courage. For you person…
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Dec 28th, 2023 | 22:35

That's A Wrap! Top Episodes of 2023

This year has been another incredible one for The Veritas Forum podcast — all thanks to you, our amazing listeners. Thanks for making The Verita…
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Dec 14th, 2023 | 39:29

Can Truth Be Found Through Fantasy? | Madeleine L'Engle

This time of year, fantasy is in the air — tales of a red-nosed reindeer, a jolly North Pole resident, a virgin birth of God incarnate, and more…
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Nov 30th, 2023 | 32:47

Does Belief Need a Reality Check? | Sean McDowell & Matthew Vess

Sometimes belief can get you the job, secure the win, or help you make a difference. And, sometimes, belief doesn't seem to help at all. So, can w…
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Nov 16th, 2023 | 21:39

Is Faith More Than Fiction? | Meghan Sullivan & Sam Mitchell

In the US, more and more adults believe in “nothing in particular.” Recent surveys from Pew Research and the Associated Press suggest that…
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Nov 2nd, 2023 | 39:21

Can we engineer a perfect world? | Tyler VanderWeele & Steven Pinker

Today, you may be wrestling with what "progress" means — whether it's in relation to your own journey, your family’s, or you…
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Oct 19th, 2023 | 40:24

What Gods Do We Believe in Now? | N.T. Wright

Much of our external circumstances differ from how they were 2,000 years ago — largely, to our benefit. However, our internal lives are surprisi…
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Oct 5th, 2023 | 25:22

Should You Be a Know-It-All? | Jonathan Feng

What would your life be like if you knew everything? While it would be nice to remember everyone’s names and not have to study for tests, knowin…
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Sep 21st, 2023 | 39:52

I Could Be Happy, If Only... w/ Arthur Brooks | Beyond the Forum

Today’s guest has some unexpected news for you: being happy isn’t possible. Instead, he says, work towards being happy-er. You'll h…
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Sep 7th, 2023 | 39:59

Do You Ever Think About Dying? | Lydia Dugale & Susanna Siegel

Anthropologist Ernest Becker, in his Pulitzer Prize winning book, The Denial of Death, says that denying death is a necessary part of functioning in t…
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Aug 24th, 2023 | 36:47

Where Is God in Places of Pain? | John Lennox

On November 8th, 2013, one of the most powerful tropical cyclones in recorded history hit the Philippines. Winds as high as 145 MPH tore through commu…
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Aug 10th, 2023 | 37:31

Searching for Proof, Finding Faith w/ Tom Rudelius | Beyond the Forum

Watching a few “how-to” videos on YouTube doesn’t make you an expert. To really know “how-to” change a tire, make p…
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Jul 27th, 2023 | 37:41

What Our Genes Can (and Can't) Tell Us | Praveen Sethupathy

Do you remember your last biology class? Maybe it’s been decades since your junior year of high school. Or maybe you just went to lab last Thurs…
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Jul 13th, 2023 | 23:53

What Can We Know about the Soul? | Miller & Byrne

There’s a sort of spark to life — moments that stir up something inside of us that we can’t explain. Maybe you've experienced th…
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Jun 15th, 2023 | 41:00

It's Brain Science: Ethics, Purpose, and Our Complex Minds | Picard & Khosbin

If new and improved A.I. tools can write your next essay, create Picasso-style art, or produce a believable deep-fake, it’s fair to ask: Are we…
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May 18th, 2023 | 24:47

It's Time to Think More Deeply about A.I. | Swamidass & Wolf

A.I. is no longer the stuff of science fiction. From Siri and Alexa to Chat GPT, our world is now inundated with artificial intelligence. One senses t…
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Apr 27th, 2023 | 43:17

Everything Sad Is Untrue w/ Daniel Nayeri | Beyond the Forum

Do the stories we tell about ourselves have the power to change us? Our guest today says they can. To wrap up our season on meaning and purpose, we…
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Apr 20th, 2023 | 1:04:15

Where Is God in Suffering? | John Lennox

For the religious believer and the atheist alike, the problem of evil and suffering is troubling. If there is a God, why does he allow so much ev…
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Apr 13th, 2023 | 22:44

How Much Faith Is Enough? | Satyan Devadoss

What matters isn't how much faith you have, but what you're putting your faith in. In this forum episode, University of San Diego mathemati…
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Apr 6th, 2023 | 1:00:05

Encore | Hope for Our Loneliness Epidemic | Curt Thompson

Scholars, journalists, practitioners, and other thought leaders all agree — we’re facing a loneliness epidemic that’s as grave a thr…
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Mar 30th, 2023 | 38:18

Beyond the Forum | Three Questions That Change Every Teenager w/ Kara Powell

At every age, we ask questions of identity, community, and meaning — Who am I? Where do I belong? What is my purpose? But college students today…
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Mar 23rd, 2023 | 40:16

How to become failure-resilient | Charles Lee at Vanderbilt

Want to be successful? You might need to get better at failing. In this episode, Charles Lee (Stanford) and Andy Van Schaack (Vanderbilt) explore w…
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Mar 16th, 2023 | 54:49

Is College Worth It? | Nancy Hill & Rakesh Khurana at Harvard

With the average college student graduating with about $40,000 of student debt, you may be asking: Is college worth it? To answer that question, th…
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Mar 9th, 2023 | 48:53

A decision-making tool that’s flexible, not fixed | Dave Evans & Bill Burnett

“What’s my passion?” “What do I want to do for the rest of my life?” These aren’t great questions because the…
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Mar 2nd, 2023 | 02:09

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Do you love The Veritas Forum Podcast? Let us know by writing a review on Apple Podcasts. For inspiration, take a listen to today's episode and he…
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Feb 23rd, 2023 | 49:08

What's the value of truth? | Meghan Sullivan & Katja Vogt

In today's world of misinformation and misrepresentation, it's wise to be skeptical. But has our skepticism gone too far? What does it look li…
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Feb 16th, 2023 | 30:56

Is Science Enough? | Troy Van Voorhis

The same facts can lead to different stories. You see this daily in your news feed — major events produce dozens of headlines, and each article…
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Feb 9th, 2023 | 33:04

Beyond the Forum | Do I have to have God to have meaning? | Ard Louis

In this episode, we're going Beyond the Forum with theoretical physicist Dr. Ard Louis (Oxford). He’s on the cutting edge of research about…
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Feb 2nd, 2023 | 36:19

Encore | Meaning, Evidence, and Truth | Ard Louis

Science is powerful — and our speaker today, Oxford theoretical physicist Dr. Ard Louis, agrees. But when it comes to life's biggest questio…
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Jan 26th, 2023 | 01:33

Spring 2023 Trailer: Meaning & Purpose

For the twelfth season of The Veritas Forum Podcast, we're exploring some of life's biggest questions: “What’s the purpose of my w…
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Jan 12th, 2023 | 35:51

Winterlude | Can doctors "do no harm"? w/ Dr. Lydia Dugdale

In this Winterlude episode, we interview Dr. Lydia Dugdale — a physician and medical ethicist at Columbia University — about the historic…
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Dec 15th, 2022 | 39:36

Winterlude | An Insider's Guide to the University w/ John Inazu

In this Winterlude episode, we interview Dr. John Inazu, the Sally D. Danforth Distinguished Professor of Law and Religion at Washington University in…
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Nov 17th, 2022 | 39:16

Beyond the Forum | You Are Not Your Own w/ Alan Noble

This season we've asked: "What does it mean to be human?" And not too far downstream from this question is one you probably ask on a reg…
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Nov 10th, 2022 | 1:06:41

Can anyone know your authentic self? | University of Chicago

You — like most of us — are likely fed up with social media. The apps that promised us more social connection and genuine communication in…
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Nov 3rd, 2022 | 46:45

Artificial Intelligence & the Future of Humanity | John Lennox & Paul Davies

We live in a culture saturated with technology. From a helpful autocorrected text to a friend to the suspiciously targeted ads in your Instagram feed…
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Oct 27th, 2022 | 1:11:54

How to Disagree | Harvard Law School

Last week, you heard from Dr. Jennifer Frey about how you need other people to know who you are. That sounds great when these "other people&qu…
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Oct 20th, 2022 | 33:29

Beyond the Forum | What makes a good friend? w/ Jennifer Frey

We're going *beyond the forum* with Dr. Jennifer Frey, our guest from last week. Dr. Frey is a philosopher at the University of South Carolina, an…
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Oct 13th, 2022 | 1:15:20

What Good is Happiness? | Jennifer Frey & Jonathan Masur

If you're wondering if you'll get the "happily ever after" promised by fairy tales, you're not alone. For the past three decades…
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Oct 6th, 2022 | 1:20:25

Healing the Whole Person | Praveen Sethupathy & Lori Alvord

How would you answer the question, "How much are you worth?"? Based on your body's iron, magnesium, oxygen, etc., you could sell your bo…
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Sep 29th, 2022 | 48:13

Time, Eternity, & Finding Value in Our Lives | Meghan Sullivan & Alan Lightman

Do you find yourself frustrated by life's inefficiencies? Wouldn't it be better if we could live entirely productive, completely predictable l…
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Sep 22nd, 2022 | 32:04

Beyond the Forum | How to Inhabit Time w/ James K. A. Smith

If only you had 15 more minutes, or were 5 years younger, or a year into the future — then, things would be better. Maybe even *you* would be be…
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Sep 15th, 2022 | 1:15:07

Encore | You Are What You Love | James K. A. Smith

Whether it's a scoop of ice cream each night or a quick look at notifications on my phone, our unconscious habits — and their underlying des…
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Sep 8th, 2022 | 1:22:54

What Does it Mean to Be Human? | Joshua Swamidass & Scott Lilienfeld

There's a lot that humans can do that other animals can't — we can make beautiful works of art and develop life-saving medicines. But, t…
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Sep 1st, 2022 | 02:22

Fall 2022 Trailer: What does it mean to be human?

What makes you, *you*? And how can you live into the fullness of your life? We're coming through a global pandemic that may have forced you to…
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Jun 9th, 2022 | 30:34

Beyond the Forum | What do we do when things break? | Makoto Fujimura

PART OF A SPECIAL 6-WEEK SERIES | This season is all about character and virtue — and how we can close our “character gaps” to becom…
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Jun 2nd, 2022 | 18:47

Beyond the Forum | Can we change our brains for good? | Nii Addy

PART OF A SPECIAL 6-WEEK SERIES | The pandemic upended all of our lives. As a response, we started different habits — and perhaps even formed ad…
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May 26th, 2022 | 33:49

Beyond the Forum | What’s up with kids these days? | Nancy Hill

PART OF A SPECIAL 6-WEEK SERIES | People today reach the standard markers of adulthood — finishing education, getting married, becoming financia…
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May 19th, 2022 | 28:40

Beyond the Forum | Is "what's my passion" the right question? | Dave Evans

PART OF A SPECIAL 6-WEEK SERIES | Career searches often begin with the same question: “What’s my passion?” If you’re in a peri…
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May 12th, 2022 | 29:09

Beyond the Forum | Why should you care about philosophy? | Meghan Sullivan

PART OF A SPECIAL 6-WEEK SERIES | What academic study can help you live a better life today? Medicine, Business, Anthropology, Social Science……
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May 5th, 2022 | 28:21

Beyond the Forum | I’m a good person…right? | Christian Miller

PART OF A SPECIAL 6-WEEK SERIES | To kick off our third season, we’re starting with the question we’ve all asked ourselves: “Am I a…
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Apr 28th, 2022 | 1:03:35

AI, Religion, & Humanity: How Might (or Should?) We Shape the Future?

This program was recorded at a Veritas Forum event on Northwestern University in 2022. The original title was "AI, Religion, & Humanity: How…
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Apr 21st, 2022 | 1:26:25

The Closing of the Modern Mind | Tim Keller & Jonathan Haidt

This program was recorded at a Veritas Forum event at NYU in 2017. The original title was "The Closing of the Modern Mind" and featured Tim…
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Apr 14th, 2022 | 1:11:32

Living with Uncertainty in Science and Religion | John Lennox & George Church

This program was recorded at a Veritas Forum event at Columbia in 2021. The original title was, "Living with Uncertainty in Science and Religion&…
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Apr 7th, 2022 | 54:41

Is Christianity Good for the Scientific University? | Veritas Weekend 2022

This program was recorded at the annual Veritas Weekend 2022 event in Boston. The original title was, "Is Christianity Good for the Scientific Un…
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Mar 31st, 2022 | 1:11:33

Imagination & What It Means to Be Human

This program was recorded at a Veritas Forum event on University of Cincinnati in 2021. The original title was, "Imagination & What It Means…
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Mar 24th, 2022 | 1:06:27

Can science and God mix? | John Lennox & Pascal Wallisch

This program was recorded at a Veritas Forum event on NYU in 2021. The original title was "Cosmic Chemistry: Do Science and God Mix?" and fe…
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Mar 17th, 2022 | 1:15:32

Living Well in Light of Death | N.T. Wright & Shelly Kagan

This program was recorded at a Veritas Forum event on Yale in 2014. The original title was, "Living Well in the Light of Death" and featured…
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Mar 10th, 2022 | 1:29:28

Does Science Point To Atheism? | Satyan Devadoss & Conor Mayo-Wilson

This program was recorded at a Veritas Forum event on University of Washington in 2019. The original title was, "Does Science Point to Atheism?&q…
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Mar 3rd, 2022 | 1:11:16

Can Science & Spirituality Coexist? | Beyond the Forum Edition

This program was recorded at a Veritas Forum event on Princeton University in 2021. The original title was "Can Science & Spirituality Coexis…
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Feb 24th, 2022 | 1:09:59

Scientific Inquiry and Faith | Ted Davis & Michael Ruse

This program was recorded at a Veritas Forum event on University of Minnesota in 2017. The original title was "Scientific Inquiry and Faith"…
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Feb 17th, 2022 | 1:31:34

Can a Scientist Believe in God? | Cullen Buie

This program was recorded at a Veritas Forum event on Montana Tech in 2018. The original title was "Can A Scientist Believe in God?" and fea…
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Feb 3rd, 2022 | 1:19:34

Cosmic Chemistry: Do Science and God Mix? | Beyond the Forum edition

This program was recorded at a Veritas Forum event on Claremont in 2019. The original title was "Cosmic Chemistry: Do Science and God Mix?"…
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Jan 27th, 2022 | 54:09

Math for Everyone | Francis Su

This talk is Francis Su's final speech as the president of the Mathematical Association of America (MAA). If you liked this episode, be sure to r…
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Jan 10th, 2022 | 50:44

Can Robots Become Human? | Rosalind Picard

This program was recorded at a Veritas Forum event on Brown in 2017. The original title was "What does it mean to be human?" and featured Ro…
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Nov 18th, 2021 | 1:21:45

Breaking the Stigma: An Interfaith Conversation on Medicine and Mental Health | Kinghorn & Awaad

Rania Awaad is a a Clinical Associate Professor in the Stanford Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and pursues her clinical practice thr…
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Nov 11th, 2021 | 1:37:14

God = ? | NYU Questions World-class Philosopher Alvin Plantinga on Science & Religion

Yale Philosopher Daniel Greco asks Notre Dame Philosopher Dr. Alvin Plantinga questions regarding science, faith, and philosophy. This episode feature…
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Nov 4th, 2021 | 1:25:41

On Bones and Genomes: What Can Science Tell Us About Being Human?

Praveen Sethupathy is a Professor in the Department of Biomedical Sciences at Cornell University, where he directs a research laboratory focused on hu…
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Oct 28th, 2021 | 1:13:12

AI and the Soul of Medicine

Dr. Eric Topol (Scripps Research), Dr. Rosalind Picard (MIT Media Lab), and Dr. Jon Tilburt (Mayo Clinic) in conversation with moderator Caroline Chen…
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Oct 21st, 2021 | 1:04:16

The Role of the Arts in a Post-Pandemic World | Christina Soriano & David Hagy

Christina Tsoules Soriano | Associate Provost for the Arts and Interdisciplinary Initiatives at Wake Forest University and an associate professor of d…
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Oct 14th, 2021 | 1:15:14

Mental Health, Pandemic, and Faith | Dr. Kinghorn & Dr. Choukas-Bradley

A discussion between University of Delaware's Dr. Sophia Choukas-Bradley (Assistant Professor of Psychology) and Duke’s Dr. Warren Kinghorn…
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Oct 7th, 2021 | 54:49

Resisting Bias & Reshaping Institutions | David French & Justin Giboney

Resisting Bias & Reshaping Institutions: A conversation about advancing racial justice in religious institutions, government, and higher education…
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Sep 30th, 2021 | 1:10:48

Can We Be Scientific and Spiritual? | Michael Hecht & Praveen Sethupathy

Dr. Michael Hecht, Professor of Chemistry, Princeton University, and Dr. Praveen Sethupathy, Associate Professor of Biomedical Sciences, Cornell Unive…
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Sep 23rd, 2021 | 1:03:46

Finding a Common Story? An Anthropologist and a Biologist Discuss

A conversation about human origins, evolution, and what's at stake followed by a Q&A with Dr. Pam Ashmore (UTC Anthropology) and Dr. Josh Swam…
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Sep 16th, 2021 | 55:57

Is Beauty A Guide to Truth? A Physicist and a Philosopher discuss some Big Questions

Beauty inspires humans to great feats of imagination and discovery. Can beauty also help us find truth about the world and ourselves? Might beauty con…
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Sep 9th, 2021 | 1:14:14

Liberal Arts Education: What’s The Point? | Dr. Robert George and Dr. Cornel West

Dr. Cornel West (Harvard Divinity School) and Dr. Robert George (Princeton University) discuss the value of a liberal arts education at the Veritas Fo…
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Aug 19th, 2021 | 56:08

God, Math, and the Multiverse | Satyan Devadoss

What does math have to do with the multiverse? Is our sense of design an anthropic accident, out of the same multiverse as in Dr. Stephen Hawking&rsqu…
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Aug 12th, 2021 | 1:01:55

Should Science & Religion Mix? | Harvard Medical School

Dr. Tia Powell, Dr. Tyler VanderWeele, Dr. Richard Sloan, and Dr. Lydia Dugdale all discuss the power and peril of mixing religion and medicine at The…
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Aug 5th, 2021 | 1:39:07

Audacious Love: How Daryl Davis Convinced 200 Racists to Leave the KKK

Daryl Davis is a Black blues musician who builds friendships with members of white supremacy organizations. Through these relationships, he has helped…
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Aug 4th, 2021 | 1:10:17

Can Truth and Tolerance Coexist? | Miroslav Volf

A dialogue between Dr. Miroslav Volf of Yale University and Dr. Vijay Pendakur of Cornell University discussing truth, tolerance, and safe spaces. Fro…
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Jul 29th, 2021 | 1:24:08

Mental Health, Human Flourishing, and Religion | Beyond the Forum Edition

Dr. Curt Thompson, a board certified Psychiatrist and Neurologist, discusses the power of the narrative we tell ourselves and how it affects us throug…
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Jul 22nd, 2021 | 1:24:30

What Big Questions Can We Be Asking? | Beyond the Forum Edition

From the archives, we bring you our first ever Virtual Veritas Forum. We hear from a panel that includes Lydia Dugdale, MD and Director of Columbia Ce…
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May 25th, 2021 | 1:16:01

Living and Dying in the Time of Covid | Lydia Dugdale

Lydia Dugdale, MD, MAR is the Silberberg Associate Professor of Medicine and Director of the Center for Clinical Medical Ethics in the Department of M…
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May 18th, 2021 | 1:06:43

God's Undertaker: Has Science and Philosophy Buried God | John Lennox

John Lennox, Professor of Mathematics at Oxford University, is an internationally renowned speaker on the interface of science, philosophy and religio…
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May 11th, 2021 | 1:20:34

Why Science and Faith Need Each Other: Eight Shared Values that Move Us Beyond Fear | Elaine Ecklund

From the Veritas Forum at Arizona State comes a series titled Pursuing Science and Christian Faith for Human Flourishing. Professor Elaine Howard Eckl…
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May 4th, 2021 | 1:12:24

Cancelled: Redeeming Public Virtue in a Cancel Culture Age

A Conversation about Forgiveness and the Ethics of Cancel Culture hosted by the Veritas Forum at Harvard University. • Speakers: Christine Emb…
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Apr 27th, 2021 | 1:12:59

Science, Ignorance, and the Pursuit of Meaning | Satyan Devadoss & Stuart Firestein

Dr. Satyan Devadoss, Professor of Mathematics at the University of San Diego, and Stuart Firestein, Professor of Neurobiology at Columbia University,…
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Apr 20th, 2021 | 1:16:06

Wholeness Beyond What Fractures: Inner Wholeness Beyond Isolation, Shame, and Despair

Dr. Curt Thompson is a psychiatrist and the author of Anatomy of the Soul and The Soul of Shame. He is also the founder of Being Known, which develops…
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Apr 13th, 2021 | 1:36:06

Should Some Books Not Be Read? | Dhananjay Jagannathan & Tara Isabella Burton

The Veritas Forum at Columbia presents a discussion on the moral power of literature. A conversation between Columbia Philosophy Professor Dr. Dhananj…
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Apr 6th, 2021 | 1:09:36

Mathematics for Human Flourishing | Francis Su & Mia Chung-Yee

For many people, math is cold and lifeless, a bunch of rules to follow - a way to separate people rather than a way to bring them together. It’s…
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Mar 30th, 2021 | 1:31:46

The Pursuit of Wholeness: Perspectives on God, Self, and Mental Health

Perspectives on mental health and existing as a whole person from Dr. David Carreon of Stanford and Dr. John Sommers-Flanagan of the University of Mon…
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Mar 23rd, 2021 | 1:35:40

Are We Better Off Divided? | David French & Angela Simms

In the aftermath of a contentious election season, we may find ourselves questioning the future of a nation that seems irreparably divided. We may ask…
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Mar 16th, 2021 | 41:59

Music Making as a Picture of Human Flourishing | Mia Chung-Yee

Octet Collaborative’s founder and board chair Mia Chung-Yee, an accomplished concert pianist and professor of musical studies, spoke to students…
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Mar 9th, 2021 | 39:11

Shame & Spirituality: Living as a Whole Person in a Disembodied World | Curt Thompson

Psychiatrist Curt Thompson, M.D. addresses the role of shame in our mental and spiritual lives. Presented by the Veritas Forum at Harvard University o…
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Mar 2nd, 2021 | 1:20:39

Human Identity and the Meaning of Artificial Intelligence | Joshua Swamidass

A Conversation with a Secular Humanist, Jurist and Law Professor, Ryan Calo, and a Christian, Scientist and Bioengineer Professor, Josh Swamidass, abo…
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Feb 23rd, 2021 | 1:24:50

The Origin of Humanity: Adam, Eve, and Evolution | Josh Swamidass & Nathan Lents

In this discussion between Christian and Atheist scientists, Dr. Josh Swamidass and Dr. Nathan Lents, they explore the building blocks of life, behavi…
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Feb 16th, 2021 | 1:14:00

Truth and Science | A Christian, Muslim, and Atheist Discuss

In this episode we hear from three different world views including a Christian (Kirk Durston), a Muslim (Imam Hosam Helal), and an Atheist (Matt Monro…
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Feb 9th, 2021 | 1:15:46

Losing Hope? A Discussion on God & the Reality of Suffering | Alister McGrath & Alan Lightman

Dr. Alan Lightman, Author and MIT Professor and Physicist, and Dr. Alister McGrath, Oxford Professor of Science and Religion, explore questions of suf…
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Feb 2nd, 2021 | 33:52

The Lost Art of Dying | Dr. Lydia Dugdale

Lydia Dugdale — Medical Doctor, Physician, and Ethicist at Columbia University — discusses The Lost Art of Dying in this interview conduct…
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Jan 26th, 2021 | 1:20:07

Politics, Science (&) Faith in the Era of Covid-19

A discussion about the history underlying mistrust of medical science, the development of the COVID-19 vaccines, and faith-informed responses to the p…
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Jan 19th, 2021 | 1:18:32

Cosmic Chemistry: Do Science and God Mix? | Dr. John Lennox

Oxford Professor Emeritus John Lennox, Mathematician and Philosopher of Science presents his reasoning for the link between science and belief in God.…
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Jan 12th, 2021 | 1:08:20

Why Tolerance is Not Enough: Myths About Pluralism | Diana Eck & Vinoth Ramachandra

The project of pluralism promises inclusiveness, tolerance, and peace, but it rarely satisfies. At a Veritas Forum from Harvard, Diana Eck (Harvard) a…
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Jan 5th, 2021 | 1:27:58

Designing Your Life Worth Living | Dave Evans

Dave Evans teaches “Designing Your Life” – Stanford University’s most popular class. He is an entrepreneur who led the design…
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Dec 24th, 2020 | 1:17:07

Disenchanted? A Pastor & a Born-Again Pagan Discuss | Tim Keller & Anthony Kronman

Pastor, author, and public intellectual Tim Keller is in conversation with Sterling Professor of Law at Yale Law School and born-again pagan, Anthony…
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Dec 17th, 2020 | 1:05:57

The Accidental Academic | Dr. Cullen Buie

MIT Professor of Mechanical Engineering Cullen Buie discusses his journey through science, God and making a name for himself at The Veritas Forum at C…
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Dec 10th, 2020 | 31:13

Beauty of Mathematics | Satyan Devadoss & Lauren Spohn

Mathematician and University of San Diego professor Satyan Devadoss is interviewed by Oxford graduate student Lauren Spohn. A discussion about the bea…
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Dec 3rd, 2020 | 1:27:12

Did Science Kill God? | John Lennox

In this episode we hear from mathematician, philosopher, and theologian, Dr. John Lennox. In a discussion titled “Did Science Kill God?” L…
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Nov 26th, 2020 | 1:23:24

Is Belief In God Irrational? | Meghan Sullivan

Meghan Sullivan is Professor of Philosophy and the Rev. John A O’Brien Collegiate Chair at the University of Notre Dame. In this lecture she dis…
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Nov 19th, 2020 | 1:24:44

What is the Hope for Humanity? | N.T. Wright & Peter Thiel

Every generation must be challenged to assess whether its assumptions about God must be reexamined. Join N.T. Wright, Peter Thiel, and moderator Ross…
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Nov 5th, 2020 | 1:26:40

Is Christianity Divisive? | Tim Keller

Some say that claiming to know God or truth is too exclusive in a pluralistic society and too divisive in a free democratic one. People who hold such…
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Nov 5th, 2020 | 25:07

Should We Love Our Enemies? | Arthur Brooks

What power do everyday citizens have to bridge divides and overcome differences? Is it possible to love those who we see as "enemies" and if…
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Oct 29th, 2020 | 1:22:49

Under God: The Role of Religion in Public Life | Beth Elshtain & Michael Sandel

University of Chicago professor Jean Bethke Elshtain and Harvard philosopher Michael Sandel discuss the role of religion in public life. Does religion…
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Oct 22nd, 2020 | 1:10:36

Our Culture of Distrust: How to Bridge the Left/Right & Religious/ Secular Divides

Jonathan Haidt is an NYU professor of Moral Psychology & author of Coddling of the American Mind, and John Inazu is a Washington University Profes…
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Oct 15th, 2020 | 30:56

Political Visions and Illusions | David Koyzis & Erin Dienst

A conversation with Political Scientist, Author, and Professor, David Koyzis, interviewed by Erin Dienst of The Veritas Forum. A discussion about poli…
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Oct 8th, 2020 | 1:16:54

Pluralism in a Polarized Age: Navigating Our Deepest Differences Together | John Inazu & Eboo Patel

A conversation between John Inazu (Washington University in St. Louis) and Eboo Patel (Interfaith Youth Core), moderated by Chiara Cordelli (Universit…
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Oct 1st, 2020 | 32:46

Are We As Honest As We Think We Are? | Christian Miller

After years of researching hundreds of psychological studies that put people’s character to the test, philosopher Christian Miller (Wake Forest)…
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Sep 24th, 2020 | 1:27:06

The Language of God | Francis Collins

In this episode we hear from the physician-geneticist who led the human genome project, Dr. Francis Collins. This evening, September 24th at 7pm Easte…
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Sep 17th, 2020 | 33:30

Lost Art Of Dying | Lydia Dugdale

A faculty conversation with Dr. Lydia Dugdale, a physician and ethicist at Columbia Medical School who’s been on the front lines caring for COVI…
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Sep 10th, 2020 | 1:38:24

Audacious Love: How Daryl Davis Convinced 200 Racists to Leave the KKK

Daryl Davis is a Black blues musician who builds friendships with members of white supremacy organizations. Through these relationships, he has helped…
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May 21st, 2020 | 1:00:21

Considering Career in COVID-19 | Andy Chan & Michael Sloan

Andy Chan (VP for Innovation and Career Development) and Dr. Michael Sloan (Associate Professor of Classical Languages), both professors at Wake Fores…
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May 14th, 2020 | 1:22:03

Resilience And Grit During COVID-19 | Lt. Gen. Larry D. James & Dr. Carol Geffner

The Veritas Forum at USC presents Lt. Gen. Larry James of NASA's JPL and Carol Geffner of USC. Learn from these two lifelong practitioners and pro…
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May 7th, 2020 | 26:30

Why We Need Christians in Science | David Lahti

Evolutionary Biologist David Lahti talks about the need to have Christian thinkers in the sciences in an Augustine Collective 2020 Keynote. • P…
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Apr 30th, 2020 | 21:09

Why the Public Square Needs Christian Voices | Ross Douthat

New York Times columnist Ross Douthat maps out the America's religious landscape and discusses how essential it is to have influential Christian v…
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Apr 23rd, 2020 | 1:03:51

What is the Good Life? What is Happiness? | Satyan Devadoss & Varun Soni

Dr. Satyan Devadoss and Dr. Varun Soni discuss the role of happiness of our conceptions of the Good Life. On stage in February 2020 at the University…
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Apr 9th, 2020 | 1:13:34

Coronavirus & Quarantine: Lament, Hope, and Creativity Edition

In this Virtual Veritas Forum we discuss the impact of the novel coronavirus in the context of creativity with a panel that includes contemporary arti…
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Apr 6th, 2020 | 1:20:24

Coronavirus & Quarantine: The Economy, Career, and Jobs Edition

In this Virtual Veritas Forum we discuss the impact of the novel coronavirus on the global economy and how it may or may not reshape our concepts of c…
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Apr 2nd, 2020 | 1:31:29

God And/Or Evolution? | Joshua Swamidass & Michael Behe

Dr. Joshua Swamidass of the Washington University in St. Louis, as well as Dr. Michael Behe of Lehigh University present their reasons for whether or…
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Mar 26th, 2020 | 1:26:31

Coronavirus & Quarantine: What Big Questions Can We Be Asking?

In this Virtual Veritas Forum we hear from a panel that includes Lydia Dugdale, MD and Director of Columbia Center for Clinical Medical Ethics; David…
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Mar 19th, 2020 | 51:47

Living & Dying Well | Lydia Dugdale & Alua Arthur

Dr. Lydia Dugdale of Columbia, Dr. Raymond Barfield of Duke, and Alua Arthur, attorney and "Death Dula" discuss the meaning of death and liv…
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Mar 12th, 2020 | 1:16:19

What Good Is Happiness? | Jennifer Frey & Jonathan Masur

What Good is Happiness? A Dialogue Between Economics & Philosophy. University of South Carolina Philosopher Jennifer Frey and University of Chicag…
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Feb 27th, 2020 | 34:38

We Evolved. What About Faith? | David Lahti & Andy Norman

In this discussion, Philosopher Dr. Andy Norman of Carnegie Mellon, and Evolutionary Biologist Dr. David Lahti, discuss the evolution of humans and fa…
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Feb 20th, 2020 | 29:03

Engineering The Good Life | Joseph Clair

George Fox University professor of Theology, Joseph Clair, asks, "Do we need God to have the meaningful lives?" From the stage at Montana Te…
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Feb 13th, 2020 | 36:47

Meaning, Evidence, and Truth | Dr. Ard Louis

Ard A. Louis, a Professor of Theoretical Physics at the University of Oxford, asks whether science can answer all of life's questions. From the st…
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Feb 6th, 2020 | 26:39

Spiderwebs, Symmetry, and Spirituality | Satyan Devadoss & Greta Binford

A Christian Mathematician, Satyan Devadoss, and an Agnostic Biologist, Greta Binford, discuss science, its boundaries in understanding the complexitie…
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Jan 30th, 2020 | 1:23:21

Mental Health, Human Flourishing, and Religion | Dr. Curt Thompson

Dr. Curt Thompson, a board certified Psychiatrist and Neurologist, discusses the power of the narrative we tell ourselves and how it affects us throug…
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Jan 23rd, 2020 | 45:38

Faith Is Not a Sideshow: Why You - and the U - Need To Get Religion | Ross Douthat

In this episode, New York Times Columnist Ross Douthat makes the case for faith and religion in academia. By sharing his own story and religious upbri…
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Jan 16th, 2020 | 33:29

Can Science Explain Everything? | Ard Louis & Pascal Wallisch

Theoretical Physicist, Ard Louis of Oxford University and Neuroscientist, Pascal Wallisch of New York University explore whether our reality is all si…
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Jan 9th, 2020 | 49:38

Gene Editing and the Future of Personhood | William Hurlbut & George Church

George Church, Harvard Medical School and Bill Hurlbut, Stanford University Medical Center discuss the risks and opportunities of gene editing at a sp…
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Jan 2nd, 2020 | 47:04

Designing Your Life Worth Living | Dave Evans & Bill Burnett

Bill Burnett and Dave Evans teach the most popular class at Stanford. The course, entitled “Designing Your Life,” aims to reframe the way…
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Dec 19th, 2019 | 1:20:08

Good God? | N.T. Wright

How do we reconcile a good God and a world filled with suffering? N.T. Wright takes to the stage at Duke University to discuss this tension. •…
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Dec 12th, 2019 | 1:10:47

Our Culture of Distrust | John Inazu & Jonathan Haidt

We live in a time when polarization and distrust are hindering us from relationship and moving forward together. How do we bridge these left/right &am…
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Dec 5th, 2019 | 20:57

What is Happiness? | An Exploration of Science, Faith, and Mental Health

Shimon Edelman is a Professor of psychology at Cornell, interested in behavioral, neural, evolutionary, and computational aspects of language, vision,…
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Nov 14th, 2019 | 42:13

Does Faith Divide Us? | Tahera Ahmad & Russell Moore

Tahera Ahmad, Associate Chaplain and Director of Interfaith Engagement at Northwestern, and Russell Moore, president of the Ethics & Religious Lib…
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Nov 7th, 2019 | 23:06

Meaning-Making Methodologies | Francis Su & Paul Asimow

Harvey Mudd College Mathematician Francis Su and Caltech Geologist Paul Asimow discuss their personal perspectives on meaning and purpose from the sta…
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Oct 31st, 2019 | 1:26:40

The Bible: Gospel, Guide, or Garbage? | Dr. NT Wright & Dr. Sean Kelly

How should we view the Bible? New Testament scholar and theologian NT Wright and Harvard philosopher Sean Kelly discuss one of history’s most in…
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Oct 24th, 2019 | 44:18

525,600 Minutes: Time, Eternity and Finding Value in Our Lives | Alan Lightman & Meghan Sullivan

Dr. Alan Lightman, MIT, and Dr. Meghan Sullivan, Notre Dame, discuss how the modern world is impacting the way we view and utilize time and what that…
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Oct 17th, 2019 | 37:33

Can You Hear Me? | Dr. Curt Thompson & Dr. Kathryn Lofton

Dr. Curt Thompson, Author, and Dr. Kathryn Lofton, Yale University, discuss the shifting connectivity of modern university students. From the stage at…
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Oct 11th, 2019 | 39:52

How Can Religion Heal Rather Than Divide? | Dr. Miroslav Volf

Theologian Dr. Miroslav Volf, Yale University, discusses how religion ought to be a healing force in our world rather than a divisive one. From the st…
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Oct 3rd, 2019 | 1:14:14

Liberal Arts Education: What’s The Point? | Dr. Robert George and Dr. Cornel West

Dr. Cornel West, Harvard Divinity School and Dr. Robert George, Princeton University, discuss the value of a liberal arts education at The Washington…
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Sep 26th, 2019 | 53:04

God & The Universe | Dr. Stephen Barr

Astronomer and Physicist Dr. Stephen Barr, University of Delaware, discusses the interplay between our modern understanding of the universe and the ro…
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Sep 20th, 2019 | 30:36

Is Science Enough? Faith, Reason, & the Human Need for Certainty | Dr. Troy Van Voorhis

Dr. Troy Van Voorhis, a chemist at MIT, speaks to an audience at the University of Florida about whether science is enough to give us the reason and c…
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Sep 12th, 2019 | 1:02:51

Can Faith & Science Coexist? | Dr. Ian Hutchinson

Dr. Ian Hutchinson, a nuclear scientist at MIT, takes to the stage at the University of Virginia to discuss the sometimes tense relationship between f…
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Sep 5th, 2019 | 56:52

What Makes Humans Special? | Dr. David Lahti & Dr. Andrew Berry

Dr. David Lahti, Evolutionary Biologist of Queens College at the City University of New York and Dr. Andrew Berry, Evolutionary Biologist of Harvard U…
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Dec 1st, 2018 | 1:22:00

Drawing The Line: The Ethics of Gene Editing | William Hurlbut & Rudolf Jaenisch

Stanford neurobiologist William Hurlbut and MIT genetic biologist Rudolf Jaenisch discuss the ethics of gene editing at a Veritas Forum from MIT, mode…
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Nov 25th, 2018 | 18:57

Boundaries for Your Soul | Kimberly Miller

In her recent book, Boundaries for Your Soul, therapist Kimberly Miller describes the process of turning your inner critic into your biggest champion.…
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Nov 17th, 2018 | 33:28

Muslim Immigration & Christian Hospitality | Matt Kaemingk

Theology professor Matthew Kaemingk's book "Christian Hospitality and Muslim Immigration in an Age of Fear" is a powerful synthesis of h…
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Nov 10th, 2018 | 1:32:56

Christianity and the Tooth Fairy | John Lennox

Children believe in the tooth fairy until their reasoning capabilities mature and they recognize this belief is neither grounded nor relevant. Does be…
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Nov 3rd, 2018 | 54:15

Is Belief in God irrational? | Meghan Sullivan

At a Veritas Forum from Middlebury College, Notre Dame philosopher Meghan Sullivan explores the questions that defined her journey to the Christian fa…
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Oct 28th, 2018 | 45:23

Can Faith Reconcile Justice and Forgiveness? | Rachael Denhollander

A conversation with Rachael Denhollander, the brave woman and attorney who stopped the "greatest sex scandal in sports history." Hosted at N…
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Oct 21st, 2018 | 34:51

Happiness Is Not Self-help | Jennifer Frey

Americans spend over $11 billion on self-help every year, but philosopher Jennifer Frey says that if you want to be happy, you should read philosophy…
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Oct 13th, 2018 | 1:03:40

Who is Christ for Us Today? Bonhoeffer's Final Questions | Charles Marsh

73 years after his death in a Nazi Concentration Camp, Dietrich Bonhoeffer remains a fascinating and influential icon. A man who embodied his theology…
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Oct 6th, 2018 | 38:28

The Doctor's Gaze | Dr. Bob Cutillo

How we care for our sick tells us much about who we are as a society. How should we view those who come to us for care? For Dr. Bob Cutillo, a physici…
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Sep 29th, 2018 | 35:27

The Nature and Necessity of Worldviews | Dallas Willard

Whether or not we know what we believe, our worldview shapes our perception of the truth. At a Veritas Forum from UCLA, the late philosopher Dallas Wi…
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Sep 15th, 2018 | 1:17:32

Is Perception Reality? | William Newsome & David Eagleman

The advances of neuroscience have given us unparalleled knowledge of the human brain, but as any neuroscientist will tell you, we’re just scratc…
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Sep 8th, 2018 | 35:08

Can a Scientist Believe in Miracles? | Ian Hutchinson

For over 25 years, Ian Hutchinson (MIT) has been a speaker at Veritas Forums across the country. Throughout those years, he’s answered countless…
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Sep 1st, 2018 | 46:23

Faith is Not a Sideshow | Ross Douthat

What would it look like for universities to take religion seriously? For New York Times columnist Ross Douthat, it starts with the recognition that re…
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Aug 25th, 2018 | 30:43

Religion at the Cineplex | Alissa Wilkinson

Alissa Wilkinson (Vox) is a film critic, professor, and cultural commentator, who works at the intersection of art, postmodernism, and theology. On ou…
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Aug 18th, 2018 | 1:16:16

Living Well in the Light of Death | N.T. Wright & Shelly Kagan

It’s the one universal on which we all agree: everyone dies. How we deal with death determines much of what we spend our lives trying to accompl…
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Jun 29th, 2018 | 35:06

Why Alvin Plantinga Still Matters with Meghan Sullivan

In January, The Veritas Forum convened 170 student writers to learn from leading Christian scholars and to write essays for their campus publications,…
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May 12th, 2018 | 1:03:11

Our Longings Find a Home in Jesus | Greg Ganssle

Before we believe that Christianity is true, philosopher Greg Ganssle thinks that we should want it to be true. He says that our longings fo…
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May 5th, 2018 | 51:29

What Does Human Progress Mean? | Alana Ackerson & Christopher Hitchcock

We have computers in our pockets and we can 3-D print a house. But as our technology advances, are we better off? At a Veritas Forum from Caltech, Ala…
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Apr 21st, 2018 | 1:19:02

Where is God in Suffering? | John Lennox

For the religious believer and atheist alike, the problem of evil is troubling. If there is a God, why does he allow evil? And if there isn’t a…
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Apr 15th, 2018 | 1:32:04

The Bible: Gospel, Guide, or Garbage? | N.T. Wright & Sean Kelly

The Bible is the bestselling book of all time, but is it true? During a Veritas Forum at Harvard, New Testament scholar and theologian N.T. Wright and…
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Apr 7th, 2018 | 39:44

Can We Reconcile Justice and Forgiveness? | Rachael Denhollander

Through the Veritas Forum at Harvard, we were fortunate enough to host Rachael Denhollander, the first woman to publicly accuse Larry Nasser of sexual…
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Mar 24th, 2018 | 38:15

Time for Truth | Os Guinness

In 2016, Oxford Dictionaries named ‘post-truth’ the international word of the year, leading the Washington Post to declare that “tru…
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Mar 17th, 2018 | 53:40

How to Love Your Enemies | Miroslav Volf

From the Crusades to the conflicts in Northern Ireland, Christianity’s relationship to violence is troubling. How can we make sense of Jesus'…
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Mar 10th, 2018 | 33:59

Are You as Good as You Think You Are? | Christian Miller

The data says we’re lying to each other about a third of the time. Philosopher Christian Miller (Wake Forest) thinks that number is actually hig…
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Mar 3rd, 2018 | 40:52

Is Christianity Divisive? | Tim Keller

Some say that claiming to know God or truth is too exclusive in a pluralistic society and too divisive in a free democratic one. People who hold such…
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Feb 24th, 2018 | 52:59

Genes, Atoms, or Something Else? | Praveen Sethupathy & Roald Hoffmann

Are we more than our biology? At a Veritas Forum from Cornell, Praveen Sethupathy (Cornell) and Roald Hoffmann (Cornell) explore how genetics inf…
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Feb 17th, 2018 | 1:04:13

It Is About Race | Andra Gillespie & Sumun Pendakur

As the wounds of racial injustice—old and new—continue to grip America, where can we find healing? At a Veritas Forum from Claremont, Andr…
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Feb 13th, 2018 | 33:20

Finding Jesus in Calcutta | Mary Poplin

When Mary Poplin met Mother Teresa, Poplin was looking to understand Mother Teresa’s work in purely secular terms. But the life of this mystifyi…
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Feb 3rd, 2018 | 52:21

Myths About Pluralism | Diana Eck & Vinoth Ramachandra

The project of pluralism promises inclusiveness, tolerance, and peace, but it rarely satisfies. At a Veritas Forum from Harvard, Diana Eck (Harvard) a…
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Jan 21st, 2018 | 1:14:59

Faith, Hope, Love, & Climate Change | Dorothy Boorse & John Nolt

As we continue to wrestle with the reality of a changing climate, Wendell Berry’s invocation—”Be joyful, though you have considered…
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Jan 13th, 2018 | 50:52

Beethoven, Suffering & Faith | Mia Chung

Beethoven’s presence and music still looms in our modern imagination, but we rarely think about the man behind the music. Mia Chung, a world-ren…
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Jan 6th, 2018 | 42:34

Why We Need Skepticism | Dallas Willard

In the modern age, skepticism is often equated with intelligence. But is there room for belief in the contemporary mind? At a Veritas Forum from Clare…
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Dec 16th, 2017 | 48:44

Can Robots Become Human? | Rosalind Picard & Michael Littman

The line between science fiction and reality grows increasingly thin as artificial intelligence (AI) becomes more prominent. While some fear an impend…
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Dec 10th, 2017 | 1:03:33

The Language of God | Francis Collins

Dr. Francis Collins, world-renowned geneticist, physician, and Director of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), is uniquely positioned at the inte…
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Dec 2nd, 2017 | 44:44

You Are What You Love | James K.A. Smith

What do you want? Our answer to this question, argues author and philosopher James K.A. Smith (Calvin), reveals the habits that shape our lives. Yet w…
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Nov 18th, 2017 | 1:32:46

Is There Truth Beyond Science? | John Lennox & Larry Shapiro

This October, over 1,000 students and community members packed out Shannon Hall at the University of Wisconsin in Madison to hear John Lennox (Oxford)…
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Nov 11th, 2017 | 37:46

God, Math, and the Multiverse | Satyan Devadoss

In 2011, The Veritas Forum at Caltech hosted Satyan Devadoss, who, at the time, was an associate professor of math at Williams College. Devadoss talks…
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Nov 4th, 2017 | 1:24:20

Live the Questions | N.T. Wright & Heidi Maibom

Earlier this year, we hosted New Testament theologian N.T. Wright in dialogue with professor of philosophy Heidi Lene Maibom at the Veritas Forum at t…
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Oct 28th, 2017 | 1:05:27

Searching for Truth Through Fantasy | Madeleine L'Engle

Madeleine L'Engle, award-winning author of A Wrinkle in Time, defines "fantasy" as that which "pushes us, opens us, makes us aware…
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Oct 14th, 2017 | 1:29:35

Can a Scientist Believe in Miracles? | Ian Hutchinson & Robert Lue

Last Spring, Ian Hutchinson (MIT) and Robert Lue (Harvard) sat down at Harvard’s Science Center with Anne Harrington (Harvard) to discuss miracl…
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Oct 7th, 2017 | 1:39:31

Overcoming Echo Chambers | Robert George & Hamza Yusuf

Can Christians and Muslims get along in America? That’s the question we asked Christian intellectual and Princeton law professor Robert George a…
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Oct 2nd, 2017 | 50:20

Designing Your Life Worth Living | Dave Evans & Bill Burnett

Bill Burnett and Dave Evans teach the most popular class at Stanford, "Designing Your Life." It helps students reframe the question, "H…
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Aug 27th, 2017 | 23:11

Emotional Machines | Rosalind Picard

This week on The Veritas Forum podcast we’re featuring a conversation with Rosalind Picard, an internationally-recognized researcher in affectiv…
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Aug 19th, 2017 | 25:32

Cold Fusion and the End of Scientism? | Ian Hutchinson

This week on The Veritas Forum podcast we’re featuring a conversation with Ian Hutchinson, a professor of nuclear science and engineering at MIT…
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Aug 12th, 2017 | 19:58

The Psychology of Finding Yourself | Ross Douthat & Nancy Hill

This week on The Veritas Forum podcast, we’re featuring a conversation with New York Times columnist Ross Douthat and Nancy Hill, a developmenta…
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Jul 25th, 2017 | 1:23:07

Faith, Race, and (Non)Violence | Andra Gillespie, Na’ilah Suad Nasir, Claudia May

In 2015, during the fallout of Ferguson, three Black women took the stage at UC Berkley to discuss faith, race and non-violence. Andra Gillespie, asso…
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Jul 1st, 2017 | 28:39

The Multiverse, the Polygraph, and the Resurrection | Tom Rudelius

Our latest podcast episode features an interview with rising physicist Tom Rudelius. We discuss String Theory, polygraph tests, fine-tuning, and our p…
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Jun 11th, 2017 | 54:15

Is Belief in God irrational? | Meghan Sullivan

Notre Dame philosophy professor, Meghan Sullivan, shares the journey by which—to her own surprise—she became convinced by the truth-claims…
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Jun 3rd, 2017 | 1:32:56

Christianity and the Tooth Fairy | John Lennox at UCLA

Children believe in the tooth fairy until their reasoning capabilities mature and they recognize this belief is neither grounded nor relevant. Does be…
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May 24th, 2017 | 36:36

Faith, Race, and Hip-Hop at Harvard | An Interview with Obasi Shaw

Obasi Shaw has recently hit the news as the first Harvard student to submit a rap album as his senior thesis. The album, entitled "Liminal Minds,…
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May 12th, 2017 | 1:32:04

The Bible: Gospel, Guide, or Garbage? | N.T. Wright & Sean Kelly at Harvard

How should we read the Bible? Our latest podcast features New Testament Scholar and Theologian NT Wright and Harvard Philosopher Sean Kelly, who&…
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Apr 28th, 2017 | 1:25:30

Under God? | Michael Sandel & Jean Bethke Elshtain

Throughout our 25 year history, we've had the privilege of creating conversations between some of academia's giants and of modeling dialogue a…
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Apr 14th, 2017 | 1:01:16

Connecting Passion and Purpose | charity: water Founder Scott Harrison

In March, we launched our Veritas Cities Forums in Seattle, a series of events designed to foster a vibrant public square that invites globally-engage…
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Mar 29th, 2017 | 1:18:53

Disenchanted? | Tim Keller & Anthony Kronman at Yale

Two weeks ago, we hosted a Veritas Forum moderated by Willie Jennings at Yale with Tim Keller and Anthony Kronman, former Dean of the Yale Law School…
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Mar 2nd, 2017 | 1:25:26

The Closing of the Modern Mind | Tim Keller & Jonathan Haidt at NYU

Social psychologist and atheist public intellectual Jonathan Haidt and author and pastor Tim Keller are leading voices in their respective fields. On…
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