Sponsored by the Christian Medical & Dental Associations: Greater NYC Chapter and the Geneva School of Manhattan
Dr. John Patrick is a widely recognized speaker on the issues of classical education, medical ethics and the integration of faith, science and culture. Dr. Patrick is the President of the Augustine College (Ottawa) and retired Associate Professor of Clinical Nutrition (Biochemistry and Pediatrics) at the University of Ottawa.
CMDA Greater NYC is the local chapter of the Christian Medical and Dental Associations, serving the metropolitan areas of New York City, Long Island, Westchester County and northern New Jersey. We are a group of diverse Christian physicians, dentists, allied health professionals and students, who explore the intersection of faith, ethics and health care.
The Geneva School of Manhattan is a coeducational school (preschool through 8th grade) offering classical Christian education in the heart of New York City since 1996. The Geneva School of Manhattan exists to provide a time-proven classical education within a biblical worldview. We inspire students to love learning, pursue excellence, and become leaders in scholarship, virtue and faith.
Session 1. How Did We Get Here? A History in Order to Understand the Present!
Session 2. Six Issues that Destroy Faith: Reductionism, Relativism, Inappropriate Tolerance, Multiculturalism, the Rejection of the Sanctity of Life, and the Inability to Defend Traditional Sexual Ethics.
Session 3. The Nature of Classical Education: the Trivium, Socratic Teaching, Logic and Précis.
In contrast to the modern educational system:
- We believe in Questions as if there are Answers.
- We believe in Thinking as if there is Purpose.
- We believe in Learning as if there is Wisdom.
- We believe in Knowledge as if there is Truth.
Session 4. The Christian Perspective: the Responsibility of the Family and the Church, and the Vision for Educating Young People