SESSION 1 in Room HA009

NB All drinks and snacks for breaks are in the Hallways of the Hole Academic Centre Lower Level 

NB Please move out of, between, and into sessions, quietly ☺

Chair Dr Zoltan Berkes

08.45-09.15 Breakfast Snack
09.15-09.45 “Locke and Natural Religion” by Dr Elliot Rossiter (Philosophy, Concordia University of Edmonton, AB Canada)
09.55-10.25 “’I’ll Give Him Time’: Archbishop Rowan Williams on The New Atheism” by Dr Stephen Martin (Theology, The King’s University, Edmonton AB Canada)
10.25-10.40 Break
10.40-12.00 Plenary Session “Why Does God Allow Suffering?” by Professor Richard Swinburne (Oxford) in the Tegler Student Centre
12.00-01.00 LUNCH in the CUE Cafe
01.00-01.55 Plenary Session “The Optimal Argument for the Existence of God” by Professor Don Page (U of A) in the Tegler
02.00-02.30 “Wineskins without Wine: Religion for Atheists? by Dr Dale Schlenker (Sociology, Concordia University of Edmonton, AB Canada)
02.40-03.10 “The Religion of Atheism: The Wrath of Man against God’s Un-righteousness” by Mr Andrew McDonald (Theology, Concordia Lutheran Seminary, Edmonton AB Canada)
03.20-03.50 “The Representational (Metaphysical) Limitation of Science and its Implication for Thinking about God” by Mr Finney Premkumar (Philosophy, Truth Matters International, Pasadena CA USA)
03.50-04.05 Break
04.05-04.55 Open Mic with Professor Richard Swinburne
BANQUET in the Tegler Student Centre
05.00-05.20 Closing Reflection by Professor Richard Swinburne
05.20-07.30 Food and Fun!

 

SESSION 2 in Room HA010

NB All drinks and snacks for breaks are in the Hallways of the Hole Academic Centre Lower Level 

NB Please move out of, between, and into sessions, quietly ☺

Chair Dr Neil Querengesser (morning)

Chair Dr Travis Dumsday (afternoon)

08.45-09.15 Breakfast Snack
09.15-09.45 “Unobservable Entities and the Problem of Divine Hiddenness” by Mr Ali Azizi but presented by Mohammed Ajallooein (Philosophy, University of Alberta, Edmonton Canada)
09.55-10.25 “Why Divine Self-Disclosure is not Desirable” by Mr Ataollah Hashemi (Philosophy, University of Alberta, Edmonton Canada)
10.25-10.40 Break
10.40-12.00 Plenary Session “Why Does God Allow Suffering?” by Professor Richard Swinburne (Oxford) in the Tegler Student Centre
12.00-01.00 LUNCH in the CUE Cafe
01.00-01.55 Plenary Session “The Optimal Argument for the Existence of God” by Professor Don Page (U of A) in the Tegler
02.00-02.30 “The Modal Argument Against Naturalism” by Mr Andrew Brigham (Philosophy, University of Ottawa, ON Canada) via Skype
02.40-03.10 “Evil — Nature — God: Three Critiques” by Dr Nathan Kowalsky (Philosophy, St Joseph’s College, Edmonton AB Canada)
03.20-03.50 “Atheism and the Pale Blue Dot” by Dr Randal Rauser (Theology, Taylor Seminary, Edmonton AB Canada)
03.50-04.05 Break
04.05-04.55 Open Mic with Professor Richard Swinburne
BANQUET in the Tegler Student Centre
05.00-05.20 Closing Reflection by Professor Richard Swinburne
05.20-07.30 Food and Fun!

 

SESSION 3 in HA015

NB All drinks and snacks for breaks are in the Hallways of the Hole Academic Centre Lower Level 

NB Please move out of, between, and into sessions, quietly ☺

Chair Ms Lenora Wallden

08.45-09.15 Breakfast Snack
09.15-09.45 “The Moral Culpability of Choosing to Believe (in God)” by Dr David Kyle Johnson (Philosophy, King’s College, Wilkes-Barre PA USA)
09.55-10.25 “Theism, Atheism, and the Ethics of Hope” by Dr Jonathan Strand (Philosophy, Concordia University of Edmonton, AB Canada)
10.25-10.40 Break
10.40-12.00 Plenary Session “Why Does God Allow Suffering?” by Professor Richard Swinburne (Oxford) in the Tegler Student Centre
12.00-01.00 LUNCH in the CUE Cafe
01.00-01.55 Plenary Session “The Optimal Argument for the Existence of God” by Professor Don Page (U of A) in the Tegler
02.00-02.30 “Atheism and Biblical Morality” by Mr Chris Christiansen (Theology, ACTS Seminary, Langley BC Canada)
02.40-03.10 “Nietzsche: Master of Suspicion or Mastered by Suspicion? (Reclaiming Hermeneutical Suspicion)” by Mr Jahdiel N Perez (Philosophical Theology, Harvard University, Cambridge MA USA)
03.20-03.50 “Silly Things We Apologists Say: 4 Bad Arguments Against Atheists” by Mr Jahdiel N Perez (Philosophical Theology, Harvard University, Cambridge MA USA)
03.50-04.05 Break
04.05-04.55 Open Mic with Professor Richard Swinburne
BANQUET in the Tegler Student Centre
05.00-05.20 Closing Reflection by Professor Richard Swinburne
05.20-07.30 Food and Fun!

 

SESSION 4 in HA019

NB All drinks and snacks for breaks are in the Hallways of the Hole Academic Centre Lower Level 

NB Please move out of, between, and into sessions, quietly ☺

Chair Mr Michael Gillingham

08.45-09.15 Breakfast Snack
09.15-09.45 “Does a Delayed Origin for Biological Life Count as Evidence Against the Existence of God?” by Dr Travis Dumsday (Philosophy, Concordia University of Edmonton, AB Canada)
09.55-10.25 “Is God Even Possible? Leibniz’ Modal Proof for the Existence of God” by Dr Alan McLuckie (Philosophy, University of Alberta, Edmonton Canada)
10.25-10.40 Break
10.40-12.00 Plenary Session “Why Does God Allow Suffering?” by Professor Richard Swinburne (Oxford) in the Tegler Student Centre
12.00-01.00 LUNCH in the CUE Cafe
01.00-01.55 Plenary Session “The Optimal Argument for the Existence of God” by Professor Don Page (U of A) in the Tegler
02.00-02.30 “The Irish Funeral as Political/Theological Statement: Comparing Funerals of Joyce and Heaney” by Mr Michael Gillingham (Religion and Literature, University of Alberta, Edmonton Canada)
02.40-03.10 “Tell No Stories: Atheism in French Phenomenology’s Theological Turn” by Mr Nathan R Strunk (Religious Studies, McGill University, Montreal QC Canada)
03.20-03.50 “The Power of Myths to Speak to Pre-Theoretical Religious Commitments” by Mr Stefan James Knibbe (Philosophy, Institute for Christian Studies, Toronto ON Canada)
03.50-04.05 Break
04.05-04.55 Open Mic with Professor Richard Swinburne
BANQUET in the Tegler Student Centre
05.00-05.20 Closing Reflection by Professor Richard Swinburne
05.20-07.30 Food and Fun!

 

SESSION 5 in HA020

NB All drinks and snacks for breaks are in the Hallways of the Hole Academic Centre Lower Level 

NB Please move out of, between, and into sessions, quietly ☺

Chair Ms Erin Archer

08.45-09.15 Breakfast Snack
09.15-09.45 “The Ontological Proof Fails — For the Love of God” by Dr Charles Peter Rodger (Philosophy, University of Alberta, Edmonton Canada)
09.55-10.25 “There Arose Another Generation: Learning from Atheistic and Agnostic “Nones” Who Have Left the Church” by Dr Cory L Seibel (Connor Hills Point Pastor, Central Baptist Church, Edmonton AB Canada)
10.25-10.40 Break
10.40-12.00 Plenary Session “Why Does God Allow Suffering?” by Professor Richard Swinburne (Oxford) in the Tegler Student Centre
12.00-01.00 LUNCH in the CUE Cafe
01.00-01.55 Plenary Session “The Optimal Argument for the Existence of God” by Professor Don Page (U of A) in the Tegler
02.00-02.30 Why Atheists Should be Anti-Natalists: The Argument from Evil and the Ethics of Procreation” by Mr Matthew Small (Philosophy, University of Western Ontario, London Canada)
02.40-03.10 “Irony of Atheism and Religion in Video Games” by Ms Erin Archer (Psychology, Concordia University of Edmonton, AB Can-ada)
03.20-03.50 “Perceived Religiosity and Moral Appraisal” by Ms Courtney Hunt (Psychology, Concordia University of Edmonton, AB Canada)
03.50-04.05 Break
04.05-04.55 Open Mic with Professor Richard Swinburne
BANQUET in the Tegler Student Centre
05.00-05.20 Closing Reflection by Professor Richard Swinburne
05.20-07.30 Food and Fun!

 

SESSION 6 in HA021

NB All drinks and snacks for breaks are in the Hallways of the Hole Academic Centre Lower Level 

NB Please move out of, between, and into sessions, quietly ☺

Chair

Ms Brittany Hinton

08.45-09.15 Breakfast Snack
09.15-09.45 “Extinction and Eschatology: An Unlikely Hope” by Mr Tyler Hamilton (Philosophy, The King’s University, Edmonton AB Canada)
09.55-10.25 Concurrent Sessions in the Lower Level of the Hole Academic Centre
10.25-10.40 Break
10.40-12.00 Plenary Session “Why Does God Allow Suffering?” by Professor Richard Swinburne (Oxford) in the Tegler Student Centre
12.00-01.00 LUNCH in the CUE Cafe
01.00-01.55 Concurrent Sessions in the Lower Level of the Hole Academic Centre
02.00-02.30 Concurrent Sessions in the Lower Level of the Hole Academic Centre
02.40-03.10 Concurrent Sessions in the Lower Level of the Hole Academic Centre
03.20-03.50 Concurrent Sessions in the Lower Level of the Hole Academic Centre
03.50-04.05 Break
04.05-04.55 Open Mic with Professor Richard Swinburne
BANQUET in the Tegler Student Centre
05.00-05.20 Closing Reflection by Professor Richard Swinburne
05.20-07.30 Food and Fun!