Lubbock Christian University hosted its tenth annual lecture in partnership with the Lanier Theological Library featuring renowned scholar, author, and lecturer Dr. Paul Copan with a presentation entitled, “Re-Enchanting Our Secular World: Living as Though God Really Exists.”
The event, sponsored by FirstBank & Trust, invited guests to a Q&A dinner with Dr. Copan in the Baker Conference Center before transitioning to the main lecture in the Talkington Center for Nursing Education. Dr. Copan's presentation sought to demonstrate how a life of faith should bring the magic back into a culture that seems increasingly disillusioned.
"We live in a world where science increasingly 'explains' everything and where the significance of human personhood and the place of mystery are swallowed up by technology. How does the gospel help 're-enchant' our world?"
Dr. Paul Copan (Ph.D. Philosophy, Marquette University) is Professor and Pledger Family Chair of Philosophy and Ethics at Palm Beach Atlantic University, West Palm Beach, Florida. For six years, he served as president of the Evangelical Philosophical Society. He is author and editor of nearly 40 books—both scholarly and popular-level. These include works such as True for You, But Not for Me, When God Goes to Starbucks, Introduction to Biblical Ethics: Walking in the Way of Wisdom, A Little Book for New Philosophers, The Gospel in the Marketplace of Ideas, Loving Wisdom: A Guide to Philosophy and Christian Faith, Is God a Moral Monster?, Did God Really Command Genocide? and Is God a Vindictive Bully? (forthcoming). He has also contributed essays to over 40 books, and he has authored a number of articles in professional journals. In 2017, he was a Visiting Scholar at Oxford University. Paul and his wife, Jacqueline, have six children, and they reside in West Palm Beach, Florida.