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October 15, 2010 at 7:00 PM EDT


Chesterton House – Residence

One of the key questions surrounding the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan was “Is this a just war?” What are the criteria for a just war? Or, can Christians endorse war? These are key questions that have long been discussed in Christian history. This week for Friday Conversations, these question will be explored by Dr. and Major Ryan O’Dowd of the US Air Force and Capt. Larry Olsen of the US Navy.


Ryan O’Dowd is an Old Testament theologian and also a major in the US Air Force who just moved to Ithaca with his family. Larry Olsen served as a captain in the US Navy, commanded a submarine, taught in the Cornell ROTC program, and just recently retired.

Friday Conversations is a relaxed venue to watch films on various topics, hear professors reflect on their vocation, and discuss the implications of Christian faith for all aspects of life and learning. Pizza at 6.

Chesterton House Painting