New Orleans Secular Humanist Association
Event Calendar

Greer-Heard 2016 – “How Did Jesus Become God?”

  • When: Friday, February 12, 2016 @ 7:00 pm
  • New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary, 3939 Gentilly Blvd, New Orleans, view map

The featured speakers for this dialogue are Bart Ehrman and Michael Bird.

Ehrman is the James A. Gray Distinguished Professor at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. At UNC he has served as both the  Director of Graduate Studies and the Chair of the Department of Religious Studies. A graduate of Wheaton College, Professor Ehrman received both his Masters of Divinity and Ph.D. from Princeton Theological Seminary. Since then he has published extensively in the fields of New Testament and Early Christianity, having written or edited twenty-nine books, including the bestselling How Jesus Became God: The Exaltation of a Jewish Preacher from Galilee (2014), Jesus Interrupted (2009), God’s Problem (2008), and Misquoting Jesus (2005).

Michael Bird

Bird (Ph.D University of Queensland) is Lecturer in Theology at Ridley College in Melbourne, Australia. He is the author and editor of several books such as the award winning The Gospel of the Lord: How the Early Church Wrote the Story of Jesus plus several others volumes including Jesus is the Christ: The Messianic Testimony of the Gospels, Are You the One Who is to Come? The Historical Jesus and the Messianic Question, Evangelical Theology, Romans (Story of God Bible Commentary Series), and How God Became Jesus. He lives in Melbourne with his wife and four children, and enjoys rugby league, running, cooking, and trying to explain cricket to Americans.

This is an annual keynote event that some seculars greatly enjoy because it puts them in touch with major authors, scientists and other leaders who become icons to non-believers. 

There is a fee to attend this event, but we always set up a discounted rate for NOSHA members.

Register here
After you select "individual" you will see the page to choose "Registration Type" and you will select Non-NOBTS Students – $10.  Then you will be given a link that will allow you to pay (using the same category). You are NOT officially registered until you follow through on the payment!


The Tom Neilson Show ~~ NOSHA Fundraiser!

  • When: Saturday, February 13, 2016 @ 5:30 pm
  • Mag's 940, 940 Elysian Fields Ave., New Orleans, LA view map

Support NOSHA! Buy your ticket to hear guitarist and singer Tom Neilson in his return appearance to New Orleans!

Doors open at 5:30pm. Only $10 per person for a wonderful evening of great music and friendship. Cake and refreshments served! Cash bar!

Get your ticket now at the NOSHA website!  (Look for the "Buy Now" button in the right hand column)  "Early Bird" - $10 (until February 6), $15 - Prepay online, $20 - At the door

"This is very good music and very good  politics." ~Tom Paxton

"One of the most savvy songwriters I know
." ~World Soul Records

"A thoughtful combination of art and activism."  ~ Dr. Aaron Peeks, Sociology Elon University

"Politically cutting-edge, incisive, warm, and very funny! Raucous satire and quick wit; had everyone laughing and engaged." ~Cathy Gilbert, Miami Dade Greens

"Marvelous wit, endlessly creative, the storyteller’s storyteller."  ~ Layne Longfellow, Prescott AZ, Unitarian Universalist 

"Skewers the outrageous behavior of the greedy and powerful in corporations, the media and government."   ~People’s Voice Café Collective, NYC

"Does a great job of reminding people of what is really important, and the power of folk music to say it."  ~Michael Stock, WLRN, Miami, FL


Celebrate Darwin Day 2016!

  • When: Saturday, February 20, 2016 @ 1:00 pm
  • Dinwiddie Hall, Room 103, Tulane University - Uptown Campus, New Orleans, LA view map

NOSHA is partnering once again with the Tulane Anthropology Department to offer presentations and offer camaraderie for the many people who enjoy celebrating “Darwin Day” every year. Here is a tentative list of this year's program speakers:

• Dr. Juliet K. Brophy, Assistant Professor, Dept. of Geography and Anthropology, Louisiana State University

• Dr. Dave Schultz, Associate Professor of Biological Sciences, Nicholls State University speaking on “Unintelligent Design”

• Dr. Marion Freistadt, Assistant Professor, Dept. of Biology, Delgado Community College speaking on “Introduction to Evolution and One Example of Contemporary Relevance”

• Dr. Trenton Holliday, Professor and Chair, Dept. of Anthropology, Tulane University.

This event is free and open to the public, so bring a friend!


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