In our educational program we seek to explore the resources of the Christian Tradition and draw on critical scholarship in order to understand contemporary cultural change and address shared human questions in ways that enrich and challenge the university community. Our educational initiatives cover a broad range of issues, but we focus on several areas of inquiry that play a crucial role in modern culture.

TECHNOLOGY & THE HUMAN

CREATION CARE & SUSTAINABILITY

CREATIVITY & THE ARTS

SELF & SOCIETY

FAITH & VOCATION

HIGHER EDUCATION & THE UNIVERSITY

In addition to our lectures, classes, reading groups, publications, and podcast, the Study Center hosts Pascal’s Coffeehouse, an expression of Christian hospitality and an embodiment of the Christian understanding we seek to explore as a Study Center. 

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LECTURES

Spring 2020

Remaining Lectures Moved Online

TIMELY VIRTUES: CONSIDERING TIME AS A MORAL AND SPIRITUAL QUESTION

Michael Sacasas  |  Remaining lectures will be offered online

We are tyrannized by the urgent; orderly rhythms elude us; past, present, and future impinge chaotically upon one another. Time has become a problem for us, and the consequences extend to our moral and spiritual lives. Throughout the semester, in our director’s class and in four evening lectures, we will turn to philosophy, history, sociology, art, and theology to better understand how our experience of time has become deeply disordered and how we might, through the cultivation of timely virtues, achieve a well-ordered relationship to time. 

The third lecture is available here. Fourth lecture is forthcoming.

 
 

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Spring 2020

CLASSES

Remaining Classes Moved Online

TIMELY VIRTUES: CONSIDERING TIME AS A MORAL AND SPIRITUAL QUESTION

Michael Sacasas   |   Remaining classes will offered online

We are tyrannized by the urgent; orderly rhythms elude us; past, present, and future impinge chaotically upon one another. Time has become a problem for us, and the consequences extend to our moral and spiritual lives. Throughout the semester, in our director’s class and in four evening lectures, we will turn to philosophy, history, sociology, art, and theology to better understand how our experience of time has become deeply disordered and how we might, through the cultivation of timely virtues, achieve a well-ordered relationship to time.

Class Eight available here. Classes Nine and Ten forthcoming. 

READING GROUPS

Spring 2020

Meetings will be held virtually

DANTE'S DIVINE COMEDY

Michael Sacasas  |   Wednesdays at noon via Zoom  |  Beginning May 6th

The Divine Comedy tells the story of Dante's journey through hell, purgatory, and paradise. This journey is a spiritual and moral journey through which Dante is transformed. This summer we will take the journey with Dante. If you are interested in being a part of this group, please email Michael Sacasas, who will be coordinating and leading the group. You can reach him at mike@christianstudycenter.org.

Meeting through the summer

SUMMER SEMINAR:  MEDICINE AS A CHRISTIAN VOCATION

Jay and Laura Lynch  |   Hosted at the Lynch home

JANUARY 31, FEBRUARY 22, APRIL 3

GRADUATE ROUNDTABLE

Brent Henderson  |  6:00 - 9:00 p.m.  |   Henderson's home  |   For  graduate students 

A reading group for graduate students led by Brent Henderson, Associate Professor of Linguistics, UF. The Graduate Roundtable meets monthly on Friday evenings at 6:00 p.m. in the home of Brent and Valerie Henderson. Dinner provided. Please email the Study Center for details.

 

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This group is for second and fourth year medical students and explores the relationship between the Christian faith and the medical vocation in a series of meetings hosted by Jay and Laura Lynch. Meetings will feature meals and the discussion of readings. Limited spaces available. Please contact the study center if you are interested. 

 
 

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112 NW 16th Street
Gainesville, FL 32603

 

(352) 379-7375
 

info@christianstudycenter.org

CSC OFFICE: ​
M-Th  8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. 
 

PASCAL'S:
M-Sat  8 a.m. - 4 p.m. 

Closed Sundays

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