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Integration Groups

Do you feel that you live your life in different spheres; one in academia and another for your spiritual life? If you are interested in  integrating your faith with you work in the academy, consider attending an integration group. For more information, please contact ivgcf@rso.wisc.edu.

We are considering a science integration group to start in Spring of 2018. If you are interested, please sign up here.

Thursday Theology Book Group

Alternate Thursdays at 8 a.m., beginning on January 25
At Union South, 1308 W Dayton St
Contact ivgcf@rso.wisc.edu. for more information
What does piety mean? In what ways does the Pietism movement of the seventeenth century inform our understanding of faith today? We'll be reading Pia Desderia, by the Lutheran reformer Philipp Jakob Spener. The subtitle is Heartfelt Desire for a God-pleasing Reform of the true Evangelical Church, Together with Several Simple Christian Proposals Looking Toward this End. Spener helped to revitalize the German church roughly six decades after the Reformation. This 1675 book is something between a devotional and textbook on church renewal. The book is available through Amazon.com, and UW library has a couple of copies. Join us on Thursday, Jan 25th at 8 AM for our first meeting.
We'll be reading Salutation and Circumstances of Writing (also the preceding Introduction, if you have the Fortress Books edition). Please email Keren at the address above if you would like more information.

Science and Faith Integration Group

Alternate Tuesdays at 8 a.m., beginning on January 30
At Union South, 1308 W Dayton St
Contact ivgcf@rso.wisc.edu. for more information
Are you interested in critically engaging in discussions about Christianity and science? If so, please join our group as we read and discuss Ian Barbour's book When Science Meets Religion: Enemies, Strangers or Partners? Our first meeting will be on Jan 30th, where we'll be getting books and introducing the book and its themes. Barbour's book provides a valuable toolkit for thinking about the interface of religion and science; and his famous four frameworks for those interactions. Please email Keren at the address above if you would like more information.