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Chesterton House

A Center for Christian Studies at Cornell

Past Events at Chesterton House

Race & Rhetoric

Claritas Conversation with Michael Chen

Friday, Sep 22, 2017

5:00 pm to 6:00 pm

Willard Straight Hall Room 411 (Music Room)
Public Lecture

Rev. Michael S. Chen serves the CCO as Director of Cross-Cultural Ministry, and he spent his formative growing-up years on the icy tundra of Minnesota in a majority Swedish and Lutheran culture, where he learned to inhabit a “ScandanAsian” identity. Voted “most likely to be beamed up by aliens” in high school, he was an eccentric fellow who was getting all A’s but realized that he was flunking life. The mystery and beauty of a more compelling figure than himself set him on a new path. Recruited to play ice hockey at Dartmouth College, he discovered a passion for ministry, earned a degree in sociology, and attended Princeton Seminary for his Master of Divinity.

Loving Your Neighbor Through the Itty-Bitty Things We Do Everyday

Evening Lecture with Kyle David Bennett

Friday, Sep 15, 2017

7:30 pm to 9:00 pm

Africana Studies Center & Research Center, 310 Triphammer Rd, Cornell University
Public Lecture
Spiritual disciplines are often viewed “vertically,” as means to draw us closer to God. While they do deepen and enrich our relationship with God, in this lecture, Kyle plans to highlight and tease out another dimension to their practice: the “horizontal” ordering of life together with our neighbor. Rather than merely being ways to connect with God, these practices correct and discipline the selfish and harmful ways we do itty-bitty things everyday, such as think, eat, talk, own, work, and rest. And rather than being a bunch of separable activities from which we can pick and choose, when “seen from the side,” these disciplines are actually a sacrificial way of living that reforms our day-to-day lives and renews the world around us. In short, they are acts of love toward our neighbor. Bennett will conclude by discussing how these disciplines can be incorporated into the rhythm and teaching of the local church.
 
Kyle David Bennett is assistant professor of philosophy at Caldwell University and program director of the Spirituality and Leadership Institute.
 
Kyle did his Ph.D. at Fuller Seminary with Rich Mouw & Jamie Smith (Calvin College) and wrote his dissertation on fasting. He studied existentialism and phenomenology with an eye to society and culture but is now writing on citizenship, social virtues, and healthy interpersonal interaction in North American democratic society. Kyle taught theology, philosophy, and ethics at Azusa Pacific UniversityProvidence Christian College, and The Kings College. He also had a stint as the Reviews Editor over at Comment Magazine.
 
Kyle's first book Practices of Love: Spiritual Disciplines for the Life of the World was recently released from Brazos Press in August, 2017 (#practicesoflove). His next project looks at the fruits of the Spirit (Galatians 5:22-23) and our need for healing gestures and expressions in North American democratic discourse. It's tentatively titled "Practices of Hope: Fruits of the Spirit for the Healing of Culture."
 
LIMITED parking is available at the Africana Center and carpooling is encouraged. There is parking at Robert Purcell and A lot and each is about a 5 minute walk. 
 
Sponsored with New Life Presbyterian Church and NYS Presbytery (PCA)

The Renewing of Your Mind

Claritas Conversation with Dr. Kyle David Bennett

Friday, Sep 15, 2017

5:00 pm to 6:00 pm

Willard Straight Hall (WSH) Art Gallery
Public Lecture

Spiritual disciplines are often viewed primarily as a means to draw us closer to God. While these practices do deepen and enrich our "vertical" relationship with God, Kyle David Bennett argues that they were originally designed to positively impact our "horizontal" relationships--with neighbors, strangers, enemies, friends, family, animals, and even the earth. Bennett explains that this "horizontal" dimension has often been overlooked or forgotten in contemporary discussions of the spiritual disciplines.

Kyle David Bennett is assistant professor of philosophy at Caldwell University and program director of the Spirituality and Leadership Institute

Kyle did his Ph.D. at Fuller Seminary with Rich Mouw & Jamie Smith (Calvin College) and wrote his dissertation on fasting. He studied existentialism and phenomenology with an eye to society and culture but is now writing on citizenship, social virtues, and healthy interpersonal interaction in North American democratic society. Kyle taught theology, philosophy, and ethics at Azusa Pacific UniversityProvidence Christian College, and The Kings College. He also had a stint as the Reviews Editor over at Comment Magazine

Kyle's first book Practices of Love: Spiritual Disciplines for the Life of the World is recently released from Brazos Press in August, 2017 (#practicesoflove). His next project looks at the fruits of the Spirit (Galatians 5:22-23) and our need for healing gestures and expressions in North American democratic discourse. It's tentatively titled "Practices of Hope: Fruits of the Spirit for the Healing of Culture." 

From Cornell, to Med School...to the Ends of the Earth

Friday Conversation with Dr. Michael Bernardo

Friday, Sep 8, 2017

5:00 pm to 6:00 pm

Willard Straight Hall Room 411 (Music Room)
Public Lecture
Are you a pre-health student interested in how your vocation can impact the Kingdom of God and His work in the world? Come and listen to a conversation with Dr. Michael Bernardo '78 and hear the possibilities. Pizza and light refreshments will be served.
 
Dr. Michael Bernardo graduated with BS in Biology, Cornell Class of '78 and stayed in Ithaca working in Dept of Entomology on mosquito and black fly transmitted diseases, primarily River Blindness. During that time completed MS in Medical Entomology and Parasitology. In 1985, he moved to NYC to attend Cornell Medical College where he was awarded prize for excellence in the study of Infectious Disease, and the Good Physician Award (as voted on by the graduates to one of their classmates who best exemplifies the qualities of the "good physician"). While completing his residency in Family Medicine at UVA in Charlottesville, VA 1989-1992, Mike met his wife Darly, fellow Family Med resident, and married in 1991. They moved to SC to practice in the small town of Prosperity, in Newberry County where they have been for the last 25 years.  After doing full service family practice (including delivering over 1000 babies), many years of student health at Newberry College, outpatient office work, and hospital care, I am now doing Geriatrics, and Hospice Care full time.
 
 
Dr. Bernardo is Clinical Assistant Professor in Family Medicine & Geriatrics at Via College of Medicine (VCOM), and Medical Univ of SC, and was chosen area preceptor of the year, 2016-17 for VCOM. Mike has served with medical mission work in African and Latin America countries. Most recently he has served as Medical Director for Vets with a Mission, an organization of Vietnam Vets who for almost 30 years have done humanitarian medical work in Vietnam. We are now focused on teaching Vietnamese doctors and nurses, as well as med students.
 
Mike and Darley have 4 children - a son studying to be a Physician Assistant, 3 daughters going to school and working in NYC.

Outdoor Games on Campus

Join us for field games

Monday, Aug 21, 2017

1:30 pm

Appel North Playfield
Public Lecture

Movie Night & Discussion

Join us for for a film!

Sunday, Aug 20, 2017

8:30 pm

Chesterton House @ 115 The Knoll
Public Lecture

Ice Cream & Games!

Join us for scoops & fun!

Saturday, Aug 19, 2017

8:00 pm

Chesterton House @ 115 The Knoll
Public Lecture

Pre-Orientation Overnight

Meet Other Incoming Students

Thursday, Aug 17, 2017

1:00 pm to 12:00 pm

The event starts and ends at Chesterton House at 115 The Knoll.
Conference

For more informaion, please visit this page.

Reunion Open House

Join Us!

Saturday, Jun 10, 2017

4:00 pm to 5:50 pm

Chesterton House, 115 The Knoll
Public Lecture

Saturday 4:00–5:30 p.m., 115 The Knoll. Join us for this meet-and-greet at the Chesterton House. Enjoy refreshments and fellowship.

God & Happiness - Class 6

Spring 2017 Course

Monday, May 8, 2017

7:30 pm to 9:30 pm

314 Anabel Taylor Hall
Class

ICS371: God & Happiness
Mondays, 7:30-9:30PM
Location: 314 Anabel Taylor Hall

Taught by Chesterton House Teaching Fellow, Jim Thomforde:

Aristotle wrote that most people “identify living well and doing well with being happy - but with regard to what happiness is they differ.” While most of us have some sense of what happiness is, we might have a hard time explaining this important concept. Every one of us desires to be happy, but without a clear grasp of what we believe about happiness – can we ever hope to attain it? What is happiness? How can we achieve happiness? Join us to explore the ways in which philosophers and theologians of the Early Modern period (~15th-18th centuries), contemporary thinkers, and the Bible help us answer these crucial questions.

REGISTER FOR THIS COURSE ONLINE!

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