Theology Reading Group (TRG)
TRGs are a monthly opportunity to share a meal and discuss a text or film relevant to the faith. Dr. Collins often hosts us at his home, and his wife, an incredible cook, prepares an amazing dinner for us to enjoy. After dinner, a student will lead a discussion on short excerpts of a text about faith and/or medicine, or we watch a thought-provoking movie. If you have a text or film suggestion for a TRG, let us know!
Examples of previous texts excerpts and films:
St. Basil Society has previously hosted bimonthly lunch discussions. Talks have covered topics like the interplay between science and the faith, medical ethics, social justice issues, mission work, history, and spiritual formation.
Guest speakers have given presentations during our lunch discussions as well as separate guest speaker events.
Previous topics and speakers include:
“Human Dignity as the Foundation of Medical Ethics” - Dr. Josef Seifert
“Reason and Religion: ‘Proofs’ of God’s Existence” - Dr. Peter Kreeft
“The Problem of Suffering: A Christian Perspective” - Dr. Peter Kreeft
“Advice to Future Physicians: The Healer’s Way” - Dr. Ron Anderson
“A Model for Healthcare Justice” - Dr. Ron Anderson
“Collaborative Servant Leadership” - Dr. Ron Anderson
“Service in a Public Hospital” - Dr. Jay Shannon (CMO of Parkland)
“Personal Reflections on Medical Missions” - Dr. Zellers
“On Being a Doctor: Unchanged from Antiquity” - Dr. Daniel Foster
“Sainthood: Meaning and Living Examples” - Dr. Daniel Foster
“Advice for Future MDs from Current RNs” - Panel of CMC Nurses
“Psychiatry and the Soul” -Dr. Kevin Majeres
“Narcissism and Its Cures” - Dr. Kevin Majeres
“Story from a Lost Boy of Sudan” - Athian Santino
“The HHS Mandate and Freedom of Conscience” - Valenzuela and Dorn, JDs
“Muslim-Christian Dialogue” - student panel
“My Summer in a Swaziland AIDS Clinic” - Trevor Turner
“Proofs of the Soul’s Existence” - Fr. Roch Kereszty, O.Cist.