News for the Faculty/Staff Christian Fellowship

Fall Kickoff Potluck

On Saturday, August 25, 2018 from 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm, the Fellowship gathered at Buff and Wanda Furman's home for a potluck supper to prepare for Fellowship activities in the 2018/19 Academic Year.

Academic Year 2017-2018: Read A Grander Story

At the regular 1st and 3rd Wednesday meetings in the 2017-2018 academic year the group read through the book A Grander Story: An Invitation to Christian Professors edited by Rick Hove and Heather Holleman.  This set of essays deals with questions Christian professors ask about how to relate their beliefs to their teaching. 

Wednesday, 8 November 2017:  Francis Su

Noon on Wednesday the 8th of November in CB 222: We have the opportunity for Prof. Francis Su to speak to our group on his way to the math department seminar later in the afternoon.  Prof. Su is the recent past president of the Mathematical Association of America (MAA) and a distinguished professor of mathematics at Harvey Mudd College.  Aaron Romanowsky is coordinating Prof. Su's visit and has requested word on what people would like to hear him talk about/discuss with the group.  aaron.romanowsky@sjsu....  

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Wednesday 18 October 2017: Abigail Carreon - Veritas Forum

At noon on the 18th of October 2017 Abigail Carreon visited the regular third Wednesday meeting of the fellowship to tell about the Veritas Forum and explore possibilities of organizing an event for SJSU.  Abigail is the University Engagement Director for The Veritas Forum and works at both Berkeley and Stanford.

Saturday 26 August 2017: Kickoff Potluck

On Saturday the 26th of August 2017 the Faculty-Staff Christian Fellowship had its annual potluck at the Furmans' home.

Wednesday 16 Nov 2016:  Leslie Wickman

On Wednesday the 16th of November the noon meeting will be in the student union room SU 2A.   Dr. Leslie Wickman, Executive Director of the American Scientific Affiliation (ASA,, will be joining us.  This should be a very interesting discussion about Dr. Wickman's experience of being a Christian and a scientist, as well as hearing more about the ASA and its unique mission especially in regards to science and faith. 

Leslie Wickman, Ph.D., How Can We Know Whether God Exists?

  • 7-9 p.m., Wednesday 16 November 2016
  • ENG 189

Dr. Wickman is an internationally respected research scientist, engineering consultant, author, inspirational speaker and the executive director of the American Scientific Affiliation (ASA).

Leslie Wickman with Faculty-Staff Christian Fellowship 16 Nov 2016


Wednesday 14 September 2016: Mike Licona

At 7 p.m. on Wednesday the 14th of September 2016 in ENG 189 (Engineering auditorium) Mike Licona will speak on Who is the “Real” Jesus? History, Hogwash, & Hot Air.  Recent books portray Jesus in radically different ways than how he is presented in the New Testament.  Mike Licona shows how to distinguish the authentic Jesus from counterfeits. for more.

The talk is sponsored by the SJSU Faculty-Staff Christian Fellowship in partnership with Ratio Christi.

Saturday 27 August 2016 - Kickoff Potluck

On Saturday the 27th of August 2016 the Faculty-Staff Christian Fellowship had its annual potluck at the Furmans' home.


Noon, Wednesday 9 March 2016 - Tom Woodward on epigenetics

Dr. Tom Woodward will speak at noon on Wednesday the 9th of March from noon to 1 p.m. in CCB 222.  Dr. Woodward is the author or co-author or several books which chronicle various aspects of the continuing debate between darwinism, intelligent design and creationism.  His talk will be on epigenetics, the subject of the 2011 book he co-authored, The Mysterious Epigenome: What Lies Beyond DNA.   He is the director of the C.S. Lewis Society based in Tampa, FL.

1900 Monday 16 March 2015 - Dr. Michael Denton in Washington Square Hall

Ratio Christi would like to invite you on Monday, March 16 at 7PM in Washington Square Hall 207 for a lecture with Dr. Michael Denton.
Talk Title: "The Place of Life and the Humanity in the Cosmos"

Talk Description: Are humans the accidental products of a blind and uncaring universe? Or are they the beneficiaries of a cosmic order that was planned beforehand to help them flourish? Join geneticist and author Michael Denton as he explores scientific evidence showing how both the universe and the Earth are exquisitely fine-tuned to make human life and the life of other organisms possible.

Bio for Dr. Denton: Dr. Denton holds an MD from Bristol University and a PhD in biochemistry from King's College in London. From 1990-2005, he was a Senior Research Fellow in the Biochemistry Department at the University of Otago in Dunedin, New Zealand. He is the author of two path-breaking books, Nature's Destiny: How the Laws of Biology Reveal Purpose in the Universe and Evolution: A Theory in Crisis, as well as many technical articles in major scientific journals. Dr. Denton's research has led to the identification of several new retinal disease genes including the gene used in the first successful gene therapy trial at Moorfields Eye Hospital in London in 2009.

Hope you can join us. Please share with anyone who you think will be interested. Thank you, and we hope to see you there!

Jane Pantig- Ratio Christi Chapter Director

Fall Kickoff Potluck

On Saturday, August 17, 2013 from about 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm, the Fellowship will gather at the Furmans' home to hear about summer adventures and plan for Fellowship activities for the 2013/14 Academic Year. Contact Buff Furman ( for more information.