Stories this week at Wake Forest

Watching the Promise Keepers

As the Promise Keepers’ Oct. 4 “Stand in the Gap” rally approaches, Wake Forest religion professor Stephen Boyd can help put it in context. Author of the 1995 book, “The Men We Long to Be: Beyond Domination to a New Christian Understanding of Manhood,” Boyd is an expert on men and religion. He co-chairs the Men’s Studies in Religion group of the American Academy of Religion and is associate editor of the Journal of Men’s Studies. He has directed workshops on gender issues in the church and taught courses on men and religion.

Zen Buddhism and Christianity

Buddhist monk Abbot Hyon Gak Sunim will give his second public lecture at Wake Forest tonight at 8 p.m. in Brendle Recital Hall. Gak Sunim, editor of the books “The Whole World is a Single Flower” and “The Compass of Zen,” will compare Buddhism to Christianity in a talk titled, “Zen Way, Jesus Way.” Gak Sunim has been a resident religion scholar this week as part of the university’s Year of Religion in American Life.

Science Writer Discusses Space Exploration

Jeffrey Kluger, chief science correspondent for Time magazine, will present “To Mars and Beyond” at 8 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 7, in Benson University Center’s Pugh Auditorium. Kluger, who co-authored the book “Lost Moon” with astronaut Jim Lovell, also worked with director Ron Howard as a technical consultant for the 1995 film “Apollo 13.” The free, public event is sponsored by the Student Union.

Daily Life in China

Twenty-five original paintings depicting life in rural China are part of an exhibit that opens Wednesday, Oct. 8, at the Museum of Anthropology. The new show, “The Good Earth: Folk Art and Artifacts from the Chinese Countryside” also includes clothing and children’s toys from the Huxian province in central China. The large, brightly-colored paintings were created by farmers trained as muralists during China’s Cultural Revolution.

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