Randal speaks at Princeton Theologial Seminary (October 25, 2011)

 Randal will be giving a response to Princeton philosopher Gordon Grham’s Rian Lecture at Miller Chapel, Princeton. 


Randal speaks at Society of Edmonton Atheists (June 7, 2011)

Randal speaks on the topic “Can Atheists Be Trusted?”. For more information click here.

For a debriefing of the talk click here.

Randal speaks at Princeton Theological Seminary (March 22, 2011)

Randal will be speaking at Princeton Theological Seminary on the topic of “Theology as a Bull Session” on March 22, 2011.

Place: Main Lounge, Mackay Campus Center

Date: March 21, 2011

Time: 7:30 PM

Randal to be interviewed on the Drew Marshall Show (March 5, 2011)

 Randal interviewed on his new book You’re not as Crazy as I Think on Canada’s #1 spirituality focused radio broadcast.

Randal speaks in Atlanta (November 20, 2010)

Randal will be speaking at the annual EPS (Evangelical Philosophical Society) and SBL (Society of Biblical Literature) meeting in Atlanta on November 20, 2010. His paper title is “‘I want to give the baby to God.’ Three Theses on Divinely Commanded Genocide.” See the info below:

Date: 11/20/2010, 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Location: Hotel Atlanta Hilton – Room TBD

Theme: Is Yahweh a Moral Monster?

Participants include:

  • Michael Rea, University of Notre Dame, Presiding
  • Paul Copan, Palm Beach Atlantic University, Panelist
  • Matthew Flannagan, Bethlehem Tertiary Institute, New Zealand, Panelist
  • Randal Rauser, Taylor Seminary, Canada, Panelist
  • Richard Hess, Denver Seminary, Panelist

Audience discussion to follow.

Randal speaks in Calgary (October 21-22)

Randal will be in Calgary, AB on October 21 and 22 at the 2010 ACSI Alberta Teachers Convention speaking on the following three topics:

“Do I not hate those who hate you, O Lord?” Helping Students Read the Imprecatory Psalms

The Psalms have been a beloved repository of devotional reflection for generations of Christians. But what do we do with the so-called imprecatory (or cursing) psalms? How can the desire to see infants murdered (Ps. 137:9), or to dip one’s feet in the blood of the wicked (Ps. 58:10) possibly be reconciled to Jesus’ command that we love our enemies? In this session we will consider ways to help students read the imprecatory psalms with special attention to the proposals of C.S. Lewis and John Piper.

“Do not leave alive anything that breathes.” Helping Students Read Israel’s Holy Wars”

Generations of Sunday school children have been introduced to the horrors of biblical warfare through the jovial lines of ?Joshua fought the battle of Jericho!? But how can we reconcile these accounts with the fact that today we regard wars of genocide as morally indefensible? In this session we will consider the depth of the challenge presented by the ancient texts of Israelite holy war and survey a number of possible responses.

“Does Christian Belief have a Place for Doubt?”

“Millions of Christians suffer from a deep, dark secret: they doubt. Like the grief-stricken father, they find themselves crying out, ?Lord I believe. Help my unbelief. Sadly, rather than offer a space for doubt in the Christian life, we often attempt to squeeze it out with references to the victorious Christian life and our unshakeable convictions in the great things of the gospel. Here lies the irony for admitting the place of doubt can actually deepen our Christian faith and enrich our witness to a skeptical world.”