Kairos Conversations

In the months of February, March, and April, Campus Ministry will host evening conversations in the Kairos living room on various topics and themes. The atmosphere is causal and inclusive as we explore different perspectives to the various topics. Join us on the evenings below for critical and constructive dialogue.

February

Spirituality - February 6 & 13 at 7p.m. This series will explore the following questions in two sessions: Session 1, “What does it mean to be spiritual? Why are people identifying as ‘spiritual but not religious?’ Must one believe in God in order to be spiritual?” Session 2, “What role does social justice play in spirituality? How can one develop spirituality?” Exploring spirituality in the college setting will be the theme that runs through both sessions.

March

The Traditional Jesus — March 13 — On Thursday, March 13 from 7 to 8:30 p.m., Wagner Campus Ministry will host the first of two conversations on the life of Jesus of Nazareth. This session will explore what Christianity teaches about Jesus in the Nicene and Apostles’ creeds. The focus of the conversation will be on the incarnation (God in Jesus), the atonement (Jesus taking our sins) and the resurrection (Jesus rising from the dead). A theological account of Jesus as Christ will be emphasized. Join Intern Chaplain Steve Belo and other Wagner students in exploring this monumental person and the tradition that was built around him.

The Historic Jesus — March 27 — On Thursday, March 27 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. in Kairos House, Wagner Campus Ministry will host the second of two conversations on the life of Jesus of Nazareth. This session will explore a recent turn in scholarship that has been informed by modern Biblical criticism. This liberal perspective on Jesus provides an account for the life, teaching and death of Jesus without invoking supernaturalism. This view has become common to many mainline denominations of Protestant Christianity and has led to the Social Gospel movement in the United States. Join Steve Belo and other Wagner students in exploring this monumental person and the tradition that was built around him.

April

Race, Racism, and Anti-Racism Action -  Thursday, April 3, 10, 17 at 7p.m. This series will explore the questions “What is race? What is the correlation between racism and economic exploitation in the US? How has theology contributed to and resisted racism in the US? How does one build anti-racism action in one’s theology and spirituality?”