“Would Society Be Better Off Without Religion?” 1/30/19 Veritas Forum

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Please join us for this year’s Cal Poly Veritas Forum featuring our guests Dr. Herb Silverman (College of Charleston) and Dr. Karen Swallow Prior (Liberty University) dialoguing on:

Would Society Be Better Off Without Religion? An Atheist and a Christian discuss

Wednesday January 30, 2019 7:30-9:00pm (doors open at 7pm)

Cal Poly Performing Arts Center

The discussion will be moderated by Dr. Stephen Lloyd-Moffett (Cal Poly Professor of Religious Studies), followed by Q&A from the audience. This is a free event open to students, faculty, and members of the Cal Poly community.




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A Common Call – Christian faculty conference 1/19/19 San Francisco Bay Area

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We hope you’ll considering joining us for A Common Call – a one day conference for Christian faculty January 19, 2019, at the Hyatt Regency San Francisco Airport. 

“What are the challenges and opportunities we face as Christians in the academy? Please join us at A Common Call where we can join together and share our responses to this all-important question.”
Susan Nakayama Siaw, Ph.D.
Professor, Psychology
Cal Poly Pomona

A Common Call is a chance to connect with other Christian faculty from other universities. We’re excited about our speakers this year, as well as the chance to hear and learn from each other.”
Buff Furman, Ph.D.
Professor Mechanical Engineering
San Jose State University

Our presenters include:

– Dr. Heather Holleman, faculty at Penn State and co-author of A Grander Story
– Dr. Ron Sanders, Chaplain at Stanford, affiliate faculty at Fuller Theological Seminary
– Lori Kepner, attorney and legal counsel with Cru, specializing in First Amendment issues

Concurrent with the Cru San Francisco Winter Conference, the conference is an opportunity to connect with other Christian faculty from throughout the West Coast, and leave with a deeper understanding of God’s purposes for your life and work.

Here’s a link to the conference registration site.

$75 regular registration through Jan 11th, 2019
$85 (based on space availability) after Jan 12th, 2019

For those traveling from out of the area, we are offering a special conference room rate at the Hyatt Regency, San Francisco Airport of $125/night, based on space availability. See our registration site for details.

We hope you’ll consider joining us. 



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Save the Date: 1/30/19 Veritas Forum

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Please save the date and plan on joining us for: 

“Would Society be Better Off Without Religion? An Atheist and a Christian Discuss”

  • Dr. Herb Silverman
    Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Mathematics
    College of Charleston
    Founder, Secular Coalition for America
  • Dr. Karen Swallow Prior
    Professor of English
    Liberty University
    Author of On Reading Well: Finding the Good Life through Great Books

Wednesday evening January 30, 2019

7:30-9:00 pm Cal Poly Performing Arts Center

More details to come. We hope you can join us. 

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International Days of Prayer for the Persecuted Church

International Days of Prayer for the Persecuted Church

Nov. 4-11 is the international days of prayer for the persecuted Church.  Thank you for joining us in prayer for them.



10 Ways to Pray for Our Persecuted Family

  1. Pray that persecuted believers will sense God’s presence (Heb. 13:5).
  2. Pray that they will feel connected to the greater Body of Christ (1 Cor.12:20, 26).
  3. Pray that they will be comforted by God when their family members are killed, injured or imprisoned for their witness (2 Cor. 1: 3-5).
  4. Pray that they will have more opportunities to share the gospel (Col. 4:3).
  5. Pray for their boldness to make Christ known (Phil.1:14).
  6. Pray that they will forgive and love their persecutors (Matt.5:44).
  7. Pray that their ministry activities will remain undetected by authorities or others who wish to silence them (Acts9:25).
  8. Pray that they will rejoice in suffering (Acts5:41).
  9. 9.Pray that they will be refreshed through God’s  Word and grow in their faith (Eph. 6:17).
  10. Pray that they will be strengthened through the prayers of fellow believers (Jude 20-25).


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Faculty Commons BBQ & Potluck: Sunday September 23rd 3pm-6pm

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We’ll be meeting in Los Osos, at the O’Brien residence for our annual Fall Welcome Back BBQ & Potluck, Sunday afternoon September 23rd 3-6pm. 
This is a family event, and – similar to previous years – we’ll have some childcare helpers on hand so you can bring kids and still enjoy adult interaction! 
Please save the date; more info to come in early September. 
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Faculty Commons on behalf of Mustang Move-In (Sept. 14-16)

This Fall, a group of faculty involved with Faculty Commons will be helping students move into campus housing during Mustang Move-In, Sep 14 – 16.

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We’d like to encourage you to consider joining us.

It’s a great way to welcome students, reassure nervous parents, and shine some hospitality. Please contact Kimberley Mastako kmastako@calpoly.edu if you’d like to be involved for an hour or two – or more.



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Working Together: “Before and After” campus outreach

Every person who is a follower of Jesus Christ has unique story of what God has done – and is doing – in their lives. A story of what their lives were like before and after they choose to follow Him.

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May 7th-11th,  seven campus ministries -Cru, InterVarsity, Epic, Asian American Christian Fellowship, Chinese Christian Fellowship, AGO Fraternity, and ADX Sorority – will be co-sponsoring a campus-wide “Before & After” outreach.


Hundreds of students will be wearing a similar t-shirt during the week, each one customized with just two words – describing their life before and after choosing to fully follow Jesus Christ.


Please pray that God would use this outreach to open up doors of conversation in dorm rooms and classrooms, for opportunities for the gospel to be clearly shared, and for God to use this outreach to lead students into a relationship with Himself.

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