Car Pooling to Attend OWU Freethinkers "Polar Opposites"

OWU Freethinkers Host "Polar Opposites" on 3/25/2013

Former-Pastor-turned-Atheist and Former-Atheist-turned-Pastor explain their differing worldviews and answer questions about them.

Dan DeMura and Adam Pursel come from similar backgrounds but have arrived at different conclusions. The Ohio Wesleyan University (OWU) Freethinkers will host a discussion between them on Monday, March 25, 2013 from 7:00 - 9:00 PM and have invited all interested persons. The event will start with a 30 minute presentation followed by questions from the audience.

Adam Pursel This Mount Vernon, Ohio native was an atheist while attending Ashland University (2001 BS in math, minor in physics, magna cum laude with honors, math faculty top senior math student). Adam became a Christian while pursuing a masters in mathematics at Miami University (Ohio). He taught high school math for five years and coached football, basketball and track. Adam graduated summa cum laude from Liberty University with MA in Theological Studies and has been a pastor for seven years (currently "Teaching Pastor") at LifePoint Church in Lewis Center, Ohio. He is starting a new church called LifePoint in Mt. Vernon and is married with two young children.

Dan Demura Originally from Oklahoma, Dan got "saved" in the Assemblies of God at age 14. While serving in the US Navy's Naval Nuclear Power Program, he received Chaplain training and conducted protestant church services while at sea. After the military he served in the ministry of Calvary Chapel Fellowship of Churches as Sunday School Director and Home Group Leader and from 2001 - 2004 was lead pastor for a northwest Columbus church. In 2009, he admitted to himself that he no longer believed. Dan is a member of the Clergy Project (active and former clergy who no longer believe), facilitates the Columbus Chapter of Recovering From Religion, serves on the Board for the Humanist Community of Central Ohio and is writing his first book titled "Discussions of Doubt".

The event will be in room 312 of the Corns Building (78 S Sandsuky St, Delaware, OH 43015) at Ohio Wesleyan University. The Corns building is located on the west side of S. Sandusky St. between Spring St. and Park Ave. Metered on-street parking is free after 5:00 PM and you can also park behind the building in a lot accessible from Park Ave. Confirm details at the Facebook Event page at!/events/[masked]/.

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  • Phil B.

    You may have toleave without me

    March 25, 2013

  • Phil B.

    I'm on my way. In traffic

    March 25, 2013

  • Bob R.

    Thank you for the offer of a ride home.

    My first plan [riding there and back with a friend] ended up working as I had expected and my second plan [riding there and back with a different friend] would have worked had my first plan not worked

    But had I had to take the bus to the Bob Evans restaurant, a ride home afterwards would have been wonderful.

    March 25, 2013

  • Bob R.

    My current plan is to ride there and back with a friend. My first backup plan is to call a different friend for a ride. My second backup plan is to travel to the Bob Evans by COTA [it will take me about two hours to get there by COTA] and hope that someone will be able to drive me home afterwards rather than my having to take two hours to get home by COTA.

    March 25, 2013

    • Matthew S.

      Hey Bob, I'm sure we can get you a ride home.

      March 25, 2013

  • David N.

    Home sick today. Sorry I will miss this.

    March 25, 2013

  • David N.

    Sorry Ted, some draft text didn't get edited when Bob Evans was selected and the event made public.

    March 23, 2013

  • Avery W.

    Some people might be leaving from roosters but everyone is meeting up on the north end of Columbus so they can just drive straight up 23.

    March 23, 2013

  • Daniel H.

    I will not be car pooling... I'll see you in Delaware.

    March 20, 2013

  • Bob R.

    I do not drive and hope to be able to find a ride there and back. I live 1 1/2 miles west of the Kingsdale Shopping Center.

    March 9, 2013

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