Added by on 2016-10-07

The St. Mary’s Adult Education Committee invites you to the 2016 “Summer School of Faith”. This Summer’s topic: Christian Apologetics for the 21st Century–Overcoming Modern Barriers to Faith. This Summer’s lectures focus on overcoming secular obstacles to faith in the 21st Century. These classes are especially helpful in answering fundamental questions, including “Why believe in God at all?” Class one includes a critical examination of the claims of secularists, including Stephen Hawking, the Church’s role in the search for scientific knowledge, “Big Bang” cosmology and its implication for metaphysics, and the false opposition of religion and science in today’s culture, by which modern man justifies his agnosticism. By the end of five lectures, attendees may understand why Werner Heisenberg, Nobel Laureate in Physics, is said to have quipped: “The first gulp from the glass of the natural sciences will turn you into an atheist. But at the bottom of the glass, God is waiting for you.” Back once again to lead the sessions is lecturer Charles Craigmile. Lecturer Charles H. Craigmile holds an undergraduate degree in philosophy, with minors in Latin and Greek from the University of St. Thomas, an MA in philosophy from DePaul University, and an MBA from JL Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University. Charles has also completed three-years’ course work toward a graduate degree in Theology at the University of St. Mary of the Lake in Mundelein. Over the last 25 years, Charles has taught Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults (RCIA) programs across the Chicago area and led summer programs in recent years at Church of Saint Mary in Lake Forest. He is currently President and CEO of the leading Cloud based Transportation Management Application built on the platform. The five sessions include: Tuesday, June 14th: Modern Secularism—The False Opposition of Religion and […]

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