Dr. Michael R. Wagenman <mwagenma[at]uwo.ca> is the Christian Reformed campus minister at Western. He completed his PhD at the University of Bristol (UK) on the philosophy and theology of power of civic institutions. He writes regularly in academic and popular journals and is a member of a number of learned societies. His academic research addresses the philosophy and theology of power in the Modern and Postmodern periods (Max Weber to Michel Foucault), religious propaganda, the history and theology of Calvinism and Neo-Calvinism, and the theological justifications of racism in North America and South Africa. He teaches New Testament Theology part time at Redeemer University College.
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Mike will be hosting the following activities during the 2016-2017 academic term:
The Connection, a weekly fellowship group for undergraduate students. Our Winter Semester theme is "Comprehensive Well-Being."
Graduate Christian Fellowship, a weekly gathering of grad students who want to discuss together the joys and challenges of grad student life from a Christian perspective.
Symposium, an informal roundtable to share questions about current academic projects and receive feedback and encouraging support.
Faculty Book Club, a monthly discussion group of faculty and grad students on important and thought-provoking books.
Important Dates (Winter Semester, 2017):
Wednesday, January 11 @ 5pm - The Connection/GCF begins!
Friday, January 13 @ 3pm - our first Symposium (The Wave, UCC second floor)
Friday, January 20 @ 2:30pm - Faculty Book Club (Born to Run by Bruce Springsteen)
Friday, February 10 @ 3pm - Symposium (The Wave, UCC second floor)
Friday, March 3 @ 3pm - Symposium (The Wave, UCC second floor)