Charley Dewberry

Charley Dewberry is a tutor and the dean at Gutenberg College, a practicing scientist and stream ecologist, and the author of Saving Science: A Critique of Science and Its Role in Salmon Recovery (2004) and Intelligent Discourse: Exposing the fallacious standoff between Evolution and Intelligent Design (2006). He has a M.A. in fisheries and wildlife and a Ph.D. in philosophy, with an emphasis on philosophy of science.

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Audio Series

  • Coming to Truth. Gutenberg tutors and others within the Gutenberg College community describe the intellectual journey that led them to conclude that Christianity is true. (This series was presented in Winter 2008 as an evening class of McKenzie Study Center, an institute of Gutenberg College.) (Also on iTunes)
  • Environmental Ethics: Does Christianity Have Anything to Say?. The battle over environmental ethics has been a dominant theme during the last fifty years. Dr. Charley Dewberry--a tutor at Gutenberg College, a stream ecologist, and the author of Saving Science--looks at the nature of the battle and examines what Christianity has to say about it. (This series was presented in Spring 2007 as an evening class of McKenzie Study Center, an institute of Gutenberg College.) (Also on iTunes)
  • Faith & Science (Summer Institute 2006). Using the intelligent design debate as a test case, the Gutenberg College 2006 Summer Institute, Faith & Science, explored through discussion of assigned readings and these lectures the relationship between faith and reason, between the principled reading of the Bible and the principled pursuit of scientific inquiry. (Also on iTunes)
  • Foundations of Knowing the Truth. A series designed to promote an understanding of the basis upon which a person comes to know what they know to be true from a biblical point of view. These talks were given as part of McKenzie Study Center's Biblical Worldview Program in 1991-1992. McKenzie Study Center is now an institute of Gutenberg College. (Also on iTunes)
  • Freedom of Thought: Hollow Slogan or Purposeful Practice? (Oktoberfuss 2008). Freedom of thought has been a long cherished tradition in Western society, especially within the academic and scientific communities. Is it still? At Gutenberg College's 2008 Oktoberfuss Conference, Gutenberg tutors survey various arenas where freedom of thought ought to be esteemed and treasured. (Also on iTunes)
  • How to Follow Jesus When You Cannot Kill the Beast (Summer Institute 2013). American culture is quickly, and inexorably, becoming an anti-Christian state. That's the thesis of a paper by Gutenberg tutor Dr. Jack Crabtree in which he explores what it will look like to exist as a follower of Jesus in the emerging hostile society and how believers can prepare for such a future. Is he right? Gutenberg tutors and others in the Gutenberg community presented responses to Jack's paper. After each presentation, a lively dialog between presenters and participants ensued. The Summer Institute, in the spirit of Gutenberg College's approach to education, was a conversation about ideas and their consequences. [The papers from the Summer Institute will be available on the website as each is ready for publication.] (Also on iTunes)
  • Intelligent Design: Truth or Error?. Dr. Charley Dewberry--a tutor at Gutenberg College, a practicing scientist for over thirty years, and the author of Intelligent Discourse--examines Intelligent Design and the reaction to it. (This series was presented in Spring 2007 as an evening class of McKenzie Study Center, an institute of Gutenberg College.) (Also on iTunes)
  • Paychecks, Politics & Paradigms (Summer Institute 2009). Economics is not just about dollar signs and balance sheets. It's about what we value. Gutenberg College's 2009 Summer Institute asked questions like these: What was ancient Israel's economy? What did Karl Marx really say? What was Adam Smith's "invisible hand"? Who is today's most influential economist? Lectures and small groups discussed a biblical approach to our economic and political world. (Video recordings of these talks are available at iTunesU.) (Also on iTunes)
  • Reunion: Tanakh and the Gospel of Matthew (Summer Institute 2015). Christian culture tends to look at the New Testament in isolation, but it was written in a time and culture saturated with the thought forms forged in the Old Testament writings (Tanakh). The 2015 Summer Institute, "Reunion: Tanakh and the Gospel of Matthew," reunited the Gospel of Matthew with its Old Testament roots by exploring how Matthew, an Apostle and a Jew, used passages from the Tanakh to convey the truth about the Messiah Jesus. (Also on iTunes)
  • Soren Kierkegaard (Summer Institute 2007). Often called the first existentialist philosopher, Kierkegaard has influenced both Christian and non-Christian thinkers. Talks given at Gutenberg College's 2007 Summer Institute explore the relevance of Kierkegaard's project to the Christian believer. The play "Son of Abraham" by Tim McIntosh was also presented. (Also on iTunes)
  • What We Have Learned (Summer Institute 2014). Gutenberg College celebrated its 20th year at Summer Institute 2014. During this time of celebration and reflection, tutors who began the journey with Gutenberg when its doors opened in 1994--David Crabtree, Jack Crabtree, Charley Dewberry, Ron Julian, and Chris Swanson--shared some of what they learned along the way. (Also on iTunes)
Charley Dewberry

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Saving Science
Intelligent Discourse

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