Mere Christianity Forum

Mere Christianity Forum

Executive Director: Rimes McElveen

Contact: [email protected], 864-834-2228

Furman College

P.O. Box 98, Travelers Rest, SC 29690

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In 2001 Mere Christianity Forum began when a small group of students at Furman University (Greenville, SC) met together simply to discuss C.S. Lewis’ famous work Mere Christianity. The thoughtful discussions of theology, philosophy and culture that emerged attracted a diverse group of participants from different backgrounds including Protestants, Catholics, Eastern Orthodox, agnostics, and even a few students from other faith traditions. In 2003 MCF opened up Vista House to host events and lectures, house students, and even provide delectable delights from their organic garden. In 2009 MCF started the Servant Scholars program, an internship that allows students to serve the poverty-focused non-profits of Greenville in the summer. During the academic year MCF offers weekly theological forums on a wide range of topics led by faculty and leaders both inside and outside the Furman community.

Furman University’s Mission and Purpose, in summary, is to provide a distinctive undergraduate education encompassing humanities, fine arts, social sciences, mathematics and the natural sciences, and selected professional disciplines.  Furman nurtures a commitment to independent thought and lifelong learning.  By providing students with a broad exposure to the liberal arts, it seeks to produce graduates grounded in the traditional sources of knowledge yet capable of devising new solutions to problems in their chosen fields.

Furman University Figures                      

Students 2,880
Faculty 240
Total 3,120