Theology and Culture Symposiums
The 2012 Spring Symposium
Daniel Warner, Ph.D.
“The City of God, Jerusalem…. What Archaeology has Revealed about the City of David”
Dr. Daniel Warner is Associate Professor of Old Testament and Archaeology, The Don and Helen Bryant Chair of Archaeology, New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary (Orlando FL Campus)
Dr. Warner has been excavating and traveling in the Middle East for 30 years and has participated in 5 major expeditions in Israel. He has authored several books, is currently writing An Introduction to Biblical Archaeology for Zondervan, and has also developed several software products illustrating the biblical world, through his company, The Virtual Bible. His recent projects include revision of the New NIV Study Bible for Zondervan (2011) and major animation reconstruction of Herod’s Jerusalem for Logos Bible Software. As a special feature of his presentation at Veritas Academy, Dr. Warner will share his most recently completed work, a "fly-over" CD of the geographic and topographic features of the land of Israel in the context of Israel’s history. With satellite imagery, high resolution maps, and spectacular aerial photography (over 200 high resolution slides included ) one can "fly through" the land of Israel on a computer, as well as stop and examine key locations and cities. With this tool, one is able to appreciate the significance of the Land of Israel and the importance of Israel’s geography. Dr. Warner is the grandfather of Eisen Warner , a Veritas Academy first grader.
Rodney Steward, Ph.D.
"Afghanistan: Forsaken by Man and God?"
Dr. Rodney Steward, Assistant Professor of History for the University of South Carolina (Walterboro regional campus), will speak on a topic of current relevance to Americans and the entire western world: Afghanistan - its history, culture, religions, the impact of Christianity, and why this country and region is important to us today.
Dr. Steward received his Ph.D. in history from Auburn University in 2007. His fields of study,- Civil War Era, Modern Europe, and Islamic history- are connected through an overarching focus on traditional societies in conflict with the onslaught of modernity. He is the author of David Schenck and the Contours of Confederate Identity (University of Tennessee Press, 2012), and of the essay Afghanistan in a Globalized World: A Longer View, which appears in Globalizing Afghanistan: Terrorism, War, and the Rhetoric of Nation Building (Duke University Press, 2011). Dr. Steward has two children: Edie (two-years old) and Simon (eleven-years old). Simon is a student in the fifth grade class here at Veritas Academy. Rod and his wife Emi are also members of the Independent Presbyterian Church.
Please see the schedule of events attachment below.
Please view the list of symposiums and their topics which Veritas has sponsored.
Spring Symposium 2011
In addition to being a columnist and the historian-in-residence at the Foundation for Economic Education in Irvington, New York, Dr. Folsom is a Professor of History at the prestigious Hillsdale College. Dr. Folsom has appeared on numerous nationally syndicated television and radio programs. He will be speaking about the issues discussed in his two books: The Myth of the Robber Barons (Five Editions, Young America’s Foundation), and New Deal or Raw Deal (Simon & Schuster, 2008).
Dr. Folsom was our keynote speaker during our Spring 2011 Symposium.
The State of the School
An update was given on how the school is accomplishing its mission and vision. Later, Bill Cathcart, General Manager and Vice President of WTOC, addressed the audience in support of Classical Education.
April 16, 2010
Dr. Harrison Key gave a wonderful lecture on why our places of residence, work and recreation matter to our personal outlook on life. Christian Sottile expertly spoke about Savannah's role in shaping our personal and corporate imagination.
Dr. Harrison Key is a speech writer and adjunct professor of liberal arts at SCAD. Christian Sottile is an urban designer and adjunct professor of architecture at SCAD.
Please see the attached document below for the Symposium's invitation card.
A Time for Wisdom
October 22, 2009
Dr. Charles Evans lectured on the need for intentionality in education in his presentation A Time for Wisdom.
Dr. Evans is co-author of the book, Wisdom and Eloquence. Evans serves on a board that represents the interests of schools before the Texas State Legislature. He is a headmaster of a school, national speaker, and consultant to colleges and schools.
Theology and Culture Symposium
April 17, 2009
Three Savannah College of Art and Design professors will help us "think" better about art and culture by exploring the richness and relevance of the classical tradition in art, architecture and urban design. Please join us for a night of thoughtful discourse and exciting discussion.
Drawing and the Idea of the Beautiful
Recovering the Classical Language of Architecture
The Classical Tradition of Urbanism
In keeping with our mission as a Center for Christian Classical Learning and conviction about the importance of life-long learning, Veritas Academy not only offers classroom instruction for children but also sponsors public lectures and seminars. Past events include:
Dr. George Grant, "Arx Axiom: First Principles of Education"
Cosponsored by the Independent Presbyterian Church, September 25-27, 1998.
Dr. Grant is a celebrated author, lecturer and founder of the Franklin Classical School.
Rev. William H. Ralston, Jr. late rector of St. John's Episcopal Church in Savannah,
Professor of literature at the University of the South and Associate Editor of the
Sewanee Review gave weekly lectures on the following topics:
Shakespeare's Hamlet, January 1999
Dante's Divina Commedia, January 2000
Shakespeare's King Lear, January 2001
Dr. Henry "Fritz" Schaefer, III, "Science and Christianity: Conflict or Coherence?"
September, 2005. Cosponsored by the Independent Presbyterian Church.
Dr. Schaefer is the Graham Perdue Professor of Chemistry and Director of the Center
for Computational Quantum Chemistry, University of Georgia and a five-time
Mr. Joel Belz, founder of World Magazine, November 11, 2005
Dr. Niel Nielson, President of Covenant College, November 3, 2006
Creation Week: "In the Beginning, God Created... January 26-31, 2007.
Cosponsored by the Independent Presbyterian Church, this conference featured
the following speakers:
Dr Gary Parker – Senior Lecturer , Institute for Creation Research, San Diego
Dr. Douglas Kelly – Professor of Systematic Theology, Reformed Theological Seminary
Brigadier General Charles Moss Duke, Jr. – Apollo astronaut
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