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Does Neuroscience Leave Room for God?

The question was debated by Dr. Angus J. L. Menuge and biologist P.Z. Meyers (a prominent Darwinist recently featured in the documentary, Expelled) at the University of Minnesota at Morris on April 19th, 2008. A summary of the debate along with Dr. Menuge's slides can be found here at Uncommon Descent.

Proposed Revisions to Kansas Science Standards Draft 2, With Explanations

Testimony given by Dr. Angus J. L. Menuge on May 7, 2005 at the hearings for the Kansas Science Standards

Previous Events

  • 10-21 July, 2007   International Academy of Apologetics, Evangelism & Human Rights - The Institute sponsors an annual summer study session in Strasbourg, France. A number of highly qualified and distinguished Professors in Residence offer a variety of lecture and seminar programs (which are taught in English). Past lectureships have included the following: The Apologetic Task Today; Philosophical Apologetics; Scientific Apologetics; and Historical Apologetics.
  • 18-20 September 2006   In the Image of God: The Christian Vision for Love and Marriage A 3-day conference that will focus on God's design for marriage and sexuality.
  • 26 June - 02 July 2005   Worldview SeminarA 7-day seminar assisting Christ's Church on earth in understanding how popular cultural and religious trends conflict with the biblical worldview.

Press Releases

Dr. Veith's Speaking Engagements

  • 07 June 2004   Dr. Veith gave a seminar on “Confessional Understanding of the Times” at the Confessional Worldview Seminar, sponsored by Bethany College at the Schwann Center, Trego, Wisconsin.
  • 22 May 2004   Dr. Veith gave the keynote address “A Confessional Lutheran Approach to Culture, at a Free Conference on Lutheranism and Culture, sponsored by St. Paul Lutheran Church, Escondido, California.
  • 13 May 2004   Dr. Veith spoke on “Culture and the Pastor” at the Northern Illinois District Pastoral Conference in Rockford, IL.
  • 07 May 2004   Planning Committee met at CTS.
  • 02 & 09 May 2004   Dr. Veith led a Bible class on Christianity and Terrorism, at First Immanuel Lutheran Church.
  • 24-25 April 2004   Dr. Veith gave a seminar on Vocation at St. John Lutheran Church in Fraser, Michigan.
  • 15 April 2004   Dr. Veith gave a paper “The New Classical Education Movement” and served on a panel at the Association of Core Texts and Courses in Dallas, Texas.
  • 16-17 March 2004   Dr. Veith’s Installation Service and Inaugural Lecture, “The Relevance of Confessional Lutheranism for the 21st Century," Concordia Theological Seminary, Fort Wayne, IN.

CUW Students on KFUO Radio

CUW Students on KFUO Radio
Concordia students Sabrina Locklair (center, behind microphone) and Josh Schroeder (far right) explain the importance of apologetics and dialogue with non-Christian worldviews.

Concordia students Sabrina Locklair and Josh Schroeder appeared on the KFUO Radio program "Issues, Etc." on February 19th, 2004.

Last year, the Cranach Institute provided support for Sabrina to attend the International Academy of Apologetics, Evangelism and Human Rights. This seminar is held every July in Strasbourg France under the direction of Dr. John Warwick Montgomery and Craig Parton, JD. Sabrina will return this year for her fellows’ exam.

Josh Schroeder explains the idea of the Tea Society, a forum for discussing challenges to the Christian faith and defending Christian ideas based on C. S. Lewis’s Socratic club. Home-made scones and fine teas are served to facilitate discussion. Josh is not, in fact, asleep but deep in thought!

Debating Design: From Darwin to DNA

Issuing from the Design and Its Critics conference hosted by the Cranach Institute in 2000, this book is edited by William Dembski and Michael Ruse, and includes a chapter by Dr. Angus Menuge.

This book can be pre-ordered from the publisher, Cambridge University Press: Debating Design

Agents Under Fire

New from Rowman & Littlefield Publishers:

Agents Under Fire:
Materialism and the Rationality of Science

By Angus Menuge

"With marvelous clarity and wit, Angus Menuge lays bare the philosophical incoherence of materialism. He clears the fog to show that the universe contains not only matter and energy; it contains agents."
- Michael Behe, Professor of Biochemistry, Lehigh University

"This book moves sharply against the grain of the naturalism and the materialism that dominate contemporary philosophy. It boldly portrays the world as laced with purpose, not just human purpose but divine purpose too. All readers can attend to this adventurous portrayal with very good purpose."
- Paul K. Moser, Loyola University of Chicago

"In this wonderfully insightful book, Angus Menuge details how intelligent design is systematically dismantling materialism’s scientific and philosophical underpinnings. Though for now materialism persists as academic orthodoxy, Menuge’s withering attack against it in this book signals a coming sea of change."
- William Dembski, author of No Free Lunch and The Design Revolution

In the first study of its kind, Agents Under Fire defends a robust notion of agency and intentionality against eliminative and naturalistic alternatives, showing the interconnections between the philosophy of mind, theology, and Intelligent Design. This fascinating defense against scientific materialism is the only book-length study relating Intelligent Design to contemporary issues in the philosophy of mind.

Dr. Angus Menuge is Associate Professor of Philosophy and Associate Director of the Cranach Institute at Concordia University Wisconsin.

To order (and receive a 15% online-only discount), visit the Agents Under Fire page on the Rowman & Littlefield site. It is also available from and Access Research Network.

Commentary on New Luther Movie

On Septmenber 26th, 2003, a new movie on the life of Martin Luther (entitled "Luther") will be released in the U.S. Read comments on the movie from Uwe Siemon-Netto, Religion Editor for UPI (and a Lutheran) on this page.

For more information on "Luther," visit

News Archive

July 2003 - Dr. Angus Menuge, Director of the Cranach Institute, and Sabrina Locklair, a student at Concordia University Wisconsin, participated in the Seventh Annual European Summer Study Session of the International Academy of Apologetics, Evangelism & Human Rights. The session was held in Strasbourg, France, July 8-19, 2003. Professors in Residence included Dr. John Warwick Montgomery, Craig Parton, Michael Saward & Oliver H.G. Wilder-Smith.

Several pictures from the Academy are available on the Academy Pictures page.

For more information about the Academy, please see:

November 2000 - View the statement of the Cranach Institute protesting the removal of William Dembski as Director of The Michael Polanyi Center at Baylor University.


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