Mike has been at Western since 2005, teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in Religious Studies (Western) and Theology (Huron). He also assists Western's Wellness and Well-being Education team in promoting multi-faith spiritual wellness. Mike loves questions related to spirituality, faith, religion, values, worldview, and life - especially as they relate to culture, society, theology and philosophy.
Fall 2020 Programming
Students for Public Justice
A progressive, inclusive community where you will learn about contemporary forms of injustice and advocate for solutions of public justice. We intentionally are critically-engaged with faith so you don't have to leave your faith at the door to take part in these discussions. But neither is faith a pre-requisite. Everyone is welcome!
Weekly faith-based discussion questions where you can come to know what you believe better and understand others who believe differently.
A weekly community for you to openly and honestly discuss the claims of Jesus of Nazareth. Everyone's welcome. You can say anything and there isn't anything you can't say.
A monthly discussion of a book that attempts to show how faith can contribute to important debates and issues today. We meet over Zoom at 4pm ET on the dates indicated below:
- August 18: Jesus and John Wayne: How White Evangelicals Corrupted a Faith and Fractured a Nation by Kristin Kobes DuMez
- September 25: Religion in the University by Nicholas Wolterstorff
- October 23: We Need to Talk About Race: Understanding the Black Experience in White Majority Churches by Ben Lindsay
- November 20: The Christian Imagination: Theology and the Origins of Race by Willie James Jennings
- December 11: The Cross and the Lynching Tree by James Cone