Veritas Forum

Dallas partnered with Veritas Forum for many years in their effort to "place the historic Christian faith in dialogue with other beliefs and invite participants from all backgrounds to pursue Truth together."

  • What Skepticism Is Good For: In the modern age, skepticism is equated with intelligence. What room is there for belief in the contemporary mind? Dallas discusses the usefulness and danger of doubt in our society. (Claremont College, 2/12/2013)
  • Why Science and Religion Must Conflict: Science and faith both deal with human life, but they try to explain it in light of different considerations. Because of this, science and faith will experience some tension, though not insurmountable. (Stanford University, 10/7/2010)
  • What Your U Won't Teach U, But U R Apt to Catch Anyway: Moral truth and moral knowledge. What your university won't teach you. How we teach morality. (Louisiana State University, 2/18/08)
  • The Value of Truth: What truth is. Our world is uneasy about truth and says it's impossible to know. Truth is accuracy of representation. Believing doesn't make something true or false, reality does. (Louisiana State University, 2/17/2008)
  • The Nature and Necessity of Worldviews: What is a worldview? What are the main worldview questions? And why is this concept so crucial to understanding what truth is? Dallas discusses the worldview that the university teaches, tied in with the genius of Jesus. The Forum theme was “The Relevancy of Christianity as a Non-Compartmentalized World View.”  (UCLA, 4/21/2003)
  • What is Truth? How can we explore truth in the university? Dallas explains the religious and moral dimensions of truth. (UCLA, 4/21/2003)
  • Is There A Human Nature? The purpose of human life is to love and serve others and to be loved and served by them. Through a brief but insightful tour through classical philosophy, Modernity, and current cultural shifts, Dr. Willard explores the arguments for a human nature and the reasons for its supposed demise in American society. A sufficient living out of one’s human nature comes only in relationship to God. [View Presentation Slides] (Ohio State University, 11/15/2002)
  • The Genius of Jesus: Finding an adequate knowledge basis for life. What are truth, knowledge, morality and belief? Who is a good person? How Jesus addressed these issues. This talk includes Dallas's "Four Great Questions" and "Three Stories about our World." [View Presentation Slides] (Ohio State University, 11/14/2002)
  • Nietzsche vs. Jesus Christ: What Jesus and Nietzche taught about fundamental matters in the contemporary world, particularly truth and freedom. (Stanford University, 3/2/2002)
  • How to be a Morally Responsible Skeptic: Dallas discusses a problem having incredibly negative effects in our country today - Irresponsible Disbelief. (Indiana University, 1995)
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