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Rev. Jonathan Weyer

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  • Located in Columbus, OH
    Rev. Jonathan Weyer
  • Founder of the Thomas Society, a group dedicated to asking and answering honest questions about God.
  • CCO Campus minister and Ordained minister with the Evangelical Presbyterian Church.
  • Co-winner of the Multicultural Award from The Ohio State University with the Students for Freethought and Secular Student Alliance board member Ashley Paramore.
  • President of the University Interfaith Alliance, The Ohio State University.
  • Author of the upcoming novel The Faithful, to be released on October 1, 2010: www.whoarethefaithful.com. Available on Amazon.com
The Rev. Jonathan Weyer is a campus minister with the CCO at The Ohio State University and an ordanied minister with the Evangelical Presbyterian Church. Jonathan graduated from Covenant College with a major in History and minor in philsophy. From there, he attended Covenant Seminary in St. Louis and graduated with his Masters of Divinity with honors. He was ordained in the Presbyterian Church in America, and pastored two churches, one in Collinsville, Illinois and one in Lakeland Florida. From there, he moved to Columbus to help a friend with a church plant, when he decided to step into campus ministy at the Ohio State University and into ordination with the Evangelical Presbyterian Church.

At Ohio State, he started a group called "The Thomas Society" that seeks to honestly discuss questions about God, the nature of reality, and how people ought to live their lives. He has worked extensively with the Students for Freethought and SSA board member Ashley Paramore to create an atmosphere of cooperation and dialogue between Christians and Atheists at Ohio State. As a part of this work, they are taking service project trips to New Orleans over spring break, hosting joint group discussions, and events that including bringing Hemant Mehta to campus. He lives in Columbus, Ohio with his wife and three kids. To relax, he likes to write novels that scare people, sometimes intentionally.
Jonathan also writes the blog for the Thomas Society at www.thomas2026.wordpress.com.

Jonathan is available to speak on the following topics
  • How to cooperate with religious groups
  • A Chaplain to Pirates: My life among the Pastafarians (the story of how Ashley and I started working together)
  • Creating a blogging world for Christians and Atheists
  • Understanding how Christians view the world
  • Atheist "Bible Studies"
  • Addressing objections to God's existence from a Christian point of view
  • Understanding American Christianity
  • Why God calls us to be Doubters and Skeptics

John charges a $500 honorarium, but for SSA affiliates he charges $250.

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