Online General Audience

The Theology, Medicine, and Culture Initiative's semi-monthly seminars are a regular gathering of faculty, students, clinicians, and others interested in the intersections of theology, medicine, and culture.

Seminars are free, offered virtually in the fall and spring semesters, and provide opportunities for continuing education for attendees. 

Upcoming Events in This Series

Fall 2024 Seminars

September 13, 2024 | 3:00 p.m. ET

You Have Made Your People Hear Hard Things: Jazz and Medicine as Moral Practice

Patrick Smith, Ph.D., Associate Research Professor of Theological Ethics and Bioethics; Senior Fellow, Kenan Institute for Ethics at Duke University

Brewer Eberly, MD, MACS, McDonald Agape Fellow in the Theology, Medicine, and Culture Initiative at Duke Divinity School


September 27, 2024 | 12:00 p.m. ET

Wilderness & Wayfaring: Navigating Faith Amidst Depression

Warren Kinghorn, MD, Th.D., Associate Professor of Psychiatry, Duke University Medical Center; Esther Colliflower Associate Professor of the Practice of Pastoral and Moral Theology, Duke Divinity School; Co-Director, Theology, Medicine, and Culture Initiative, Duke Divinity School

October 11, 2024 | 12:00 p.m. ET

Flourishing in the Cracks: Cultivating Moral Resilience in the Midst of Moral Distress

Annie Friedrich, Ph.D., HEC-C, Assistant Professor of Bioethics and Medical Humanities in the Institute for Health & Equity at the Medical College of Wisconsin; Co-chair of the ethics committee at Children’s Wisconsin


October 25, 2024 | 12:00 p.m. ET

Creation Care and Human Flourishing: A Survey of Flora and Fauna in the Bible and How God's Creation Helps Us Heal

Matthew Sleeth, MD, Author & Executive Director of Blessed Earth


November 8, 2024 | 12:00 p.m. ET

The Uncanny Valley: Remaining Human in Healthcare

Josh Briscoe, MD, Assistant Professor of Medicine & Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Duke University School of Medicine; Faculty Associate, Trent Center for Bioethics, Humanities & History of Medicine