Making sense of life: a Christian/atheist dialogue
Oct
24
7:00 PM19:00

Making sense of life: a Christian/atheist dialogue

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How does your worldview account for existence, reality, life, an intelligible universe, the mind, thoughts, emotions, feelings, desires and the search for ultimate truth, if there is one? How has your worldview changed you and the way you understand the world? How does your worldview make sense of the life?

Join us at this live event with a panel of four speakers:

Christian thinkers

Aaron Pontious, youth pastor and Christian apologist.

Christopher Talbot, theologian and Christian apologist.

Secular thinkers

Tim Bolton, organizer of the Nashville atheist meetup.

Joel Diemoz, secular philosopher.

Order of the event:

Introduction of Sylvan Park Church host.

Introduction of Pedro García, founder of Ask and Wonder.

Introduction of speakers.

5 min presentations from speakers.

Dialogue.

Questions from the audience.

THIS IS A FREE EVENT.

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Political correctness: freedom or restriction?
Sep
24
7:00 PM19:00

Political correctness: freedom or restriction?

What is political correctness? how is it helping, changing o restraining our conversations? Why did political correctness become necessary in dialogue? How much is it changing us and the way we communicate with each other? Is it actually real? Kimberly Best, professional mediator and Sociologists Richard Ruach and Joe Bandy form the panel for this exciting topic. Bring your questions. FREE EVENT. For more information go to: www.askandwonder.com/events

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Caring for Creation: A discussion of climate change, religion, and a sustainable future
Aug
13
7:00 PM19:00

Caring for Creation: A discussion of climate change, religion, and a sustainable future

Join Ask & Wonder for a guided conversation about climate change, religion, and pathways towards a sustainable future. Dr. Jonathan Gilligan (Professor of Earth and Environmental Sciences at Vanderbilt University), Mr. Micah Redding (Executive Director of the Christian Transhumanist Association), Dr. Zdravka Tzankova (Professor of Sociology at Vanderbilt University), and Dr. David Padgett (Professor of Geography at Tennessee State University) will address questions like:

  • What is climate change and how do we know that it’s happening?

  • How is climate change impacting people now, and how is it expected to impact the lives of future generations?

  • What does climate change mean from a religious standpoint, in terms of caring for God’s creation?

  • What can we all do to help ensure a sustainable, desirable future?

  • What does this mean for society?

Expert presentations will be followed by a moderated discussion and questions from the audience.

Co-Organizer: Pedro R. Garcia, founder of Ask and Wonder
Co-Organizer: Kelsea Best, PhD student, Vanderbilt University

Free entrance.

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Women, Equality and the Bible: a Christian/atheist dialogue
Aug
1
7:00 PM19:00

Women, Equality and the Bible: a Christian/atheist dialogue

It is of the utmost importance to dialogue about everything. There are many reasons to do so: to tear down false preconceptions about each other’s worldview, to understand the subtleties of each other’s thoughts and convictions better, to raise empathy towards each other, and know better what to challenge and how to do it, so that we can challenge what it is, and not what we make it to be.

What is today’s situation about women’s roles in the world? What are the differences, if there are, between equality and sameness? What are the healthiest ways to dialogue about it? What does the Bible say about women? What is the ultimate truth about women from a Christian and secular perspective?

Nashville, join us to this fascinating live dialogue with four women thinkers:

Christian thinkers: Ellen Armour and Claire Davidson

Secular thinkers: Gayle Jordan and Felicia Powers.

The event will be held at THE WELL COFFE HOUSE.

Order of the event:

-Introduction from Pedro Garcia, founder of Ask and Wonder and moderator.

-Introduction of speakers.

-5 minute introduction from each speaker on the topic.

-Dialogue.

-Questions from the audience.

THIS IS A FREE EVENT.

If you have any questions:

Email us at: askandwondernashville@gmail.com

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Pedro R. Garcia.

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What does death say about life?
Jun
30
6:00 PM18:00

What does death say about life?

“Death” might be the most addressed, yet avoided topic in our lives. Does it make sense for life to end in death? How does atheism understand and deals with death? How does Christianity understand and deal with death? Should we be afraid of it? Should we be hopeful? Why?

Join us Nashville for this beautiful and challenging conversation full empathy with 2 thinkers:

Christian thinker: David Outlaw

Secular thinker: Jim Palmer

The order of the event will be the following:

-Ask and Wonder intro.

-5 min max. Introduction of speakers.

-Dialogue.

-Questions from the audience.

If you have any questions, please email us at: askandwondernashville@gmail.com

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Special thanks to Caliber Coffee Co. and its openness to hold this event.

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Do you need God to make sense of life?
Jun
22
6:00 PM18:00

Do you need God to make sense of life?

Is it possible to find purpose and understand life: experiences, emotions, our minds and consciousness, language, existence itself…without God? Do we need God in order to understand life?

Join us Nashville for this beautiful and challenging conversation with four thinkers on stage:

Christian thinkers: Sergio Perry and Chris Wiley

Secular thinkers: Joel Diemoz and Eric Murphy.

The order of the event will be the following:

-Ask and Wonder intro.

-5 min max. Introduction of speakers.

-Dialogue.

-Questions from the audience.

If you have any questions, please email us at: askandwondernashville@gmail.com

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Special thanks to The Donelson Fellowship for the “underground” location and its openness to hold this event.

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What's Love got to do with it?
May
28
7:00 PM19:00

What's Love got to do with it?

Join us for a conversation on "what's love got to do with it" at Harding House Brewing Co. and enjoy its fabulous and unique beer options for an event with 4 speakers: two Christian and two secular thinkers dialoguing on Love: What is your perspective on love?  How does your worldview equip you to be properly loving toward others ?  What is our obligation to care about others according to your worldview?  

Speakers:

Tommy Swindol: Pastor at The Donelson Fellowship

Patrick Horst: Sunday Assembly Nashville and Nanocon director

Josh Graves: pastor at Otter Creek Church

Joel Diemoz: Clarksville atheist group and philosopher

Questions? Email us at: askandwondernashville@gmail.com

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Let's talk about morality
Apr
30
6:30 PM18:30

Let's talk about morality

Join us for a conversation on morality at Harding House Brewing Co. and enjoy its fabulous and unique beer options for an event with 4 speakers: two Christian and two secular thinkers dialoguing on Morality: Is there an intrinsic good and evil in the world? where does it come from? Is it the result of evolution, (random mutations through natural selection)? Is there, on the other hand, a morality that transcends the human one, to which we reflect our good and evil?

Organizer: Pedro R. Garcia, founder of Ask and Wonder

Co-Organizer: Patrick Horst, The Sunday Assembly and NaNoCon

Co-Organizer: Harding House Brewing Co.

Date: April 30th (Tuesday) from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm

Location: 904 51st Ave N, Nashville, TN 37209

Topic: Let's talk about morality. 

The event will be moderated by Pedro R. García, founder of Ask and Wonder.


Speakers:

Joel Diemoz: President of Clarksville Atheists

Tommy Swindol: pastor at The Donelson Fellowship

Patrick Horst: Sunday Assembly and NaNoCon. 

Steve Winters: Christian Apologist. 


Order of event:

1. Harding Brewery introduction (5 min).

2. Pedro R. Garcia introduction of event and presentation of speakers. (5 min)

3. Speakers presentations. (5 minute each, total 20 min)

4. Dialogue (1 hour)

5. Questions from the audience: (30 minutes) 


Total: 2 hours. 

Contact information:

www.askandwonder.com

www.hardinghousebrew.com

Questions?

Email: askandwondernashville@gmail.com

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Christianity and Atheism: the evidence for the existence of God.
Apr
8
7:00 PM19:00

Christianity and Atheism: the evidence for the existence of God.

  • Belmont University (McWhorter HAll) Room 110 (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Belmont University professor of mathematics Daniel Biles and Pedro R. Garcia (founder of Ask and Wonder) join to bring to you a Christian/atheist dialogue at Belmont University: the evidence for the existence of God.

4 speakers, two Christians and two secular humanists/atheists will dialogue about whether believe in God is rational or not. Here are the four speakers who will be part of the panel:

-Christopher Talbot, Welch College.

-Aaron Pontious, The Donelson Fellowship.

-Tim Bolton, founder of Nashville atheist Meetup.

-Patrick Horst, Sunday Assembly Nashville, NaNoCon.

It is more than crucial to urge communities all around the world to come together in order to dialogue out of respect, love, compassion and also challenge about the biggest questions in life.

Join us on April 8th for the live dialogue moderated by Ask and Wonder’s founder Pedro R. Garcia.

The order of the event is the following:

-Introduction of speakers.

-5 minute presentations from each speakers on: is it rational to believe in God?

-Dialogue.

-Questions from the audience.

Free entrance.

www.askandwonder.com

Pedro R. García.

More information to get to to McWhorter Hall:

“McWhorter Hall is a building on the Belmont University campus and is located behind the Inman Center, also located on the campus.  There is a parking garage that is underneath both Inman and McWhorter.  This is accessible from Wedgewood Avenue between Magnolia Avenue and 15th Avenue South.  For a map, see http://www.belmont.edu/campus-map/files/campusmap.pdf.”

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Christianity and Atheism: is it rational to believe in God?
Mar
24
5:00 PM17:00

Christianity and Atheism: is it rational to believe in God?

4 speakers, two Christians and two secular humanists/atheists will dialogue about whether believe in God is rational or not. Here are the four speakers who will be part of the panel:

Anthony Lohl, Organizer of Intellectual Society of Greater Nashville.

Joel Diemoz, President of Communify Action Group Clarksville Atheists.

Tim Bolton, Organizer of Nashville Atheists Meetup.

Micah Redding, founder of the Christian Transhumanist Association.

It is more than crucial to urge communities all around the world to come together in order to dialogue out of respect, love, compassion and also challenge. Is it rational to believe in God?

Join us on March 24th for the live dialogue moderated by Ask and Wonder founder Pedro R. Garcia.

The order of the event is the following:

-Introduction of speakers.

-5 minute presentations from each speakers on: is it rational to believe in God?

-Dialogue.

-Questions from the audience.

Free entrance.

www.askandwonder.com

Pedro R. García.

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Science, Faith and the evidence for God.
Feb
23
5:00 PM17:00

Science, Faith and the evidence for God.

On February 23rd, (Saturday) at 5 pm, Evolutionary biologist Phd. candidate Bryan Gitschlag from Vanderbilt University and Biochemist Dr. Ian Hawkins from Welch College will dialogue on Science, Faith and the Evidence for God.

This is a great opportunity for you to listen to experts dialoguing on how much reason, science and faith interconnect to end up having a coherent Universe. Do we need God to account for the comprehensibility of the Universe?

Bring your questions and tell your Christian and atheist friends.

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Pedro R. García

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Why is there Evil and Suffering in the World?
Jan
26
5:00 PM17:00

Why is there Evil and Suffering in the World?

LiVE INTERVIEW

LiVE INTERVIEW

Organizer, Host and Moderator: Pedro R. García (Ask and Wonder)


Speakers

  1. David Outlaw - theologian and missionary

  2. Susan Schoembohm -philosopher and zen-Buddhist

  3. Aaron Pontious- Christian apologist

  4. Jim Palmer - Former pastor, humanist and author

    The event consists in a live interview/dialogue divided into 4 parts: introduction of speakers, three minute presentations from each speaker, open discussion and questions from the audience.


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