Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Debating Humor at Mount Angel Seminary

A short photo essay by Br. Rene Alvarez

Mr. Dominic Sternhagen from the Diocese of Salt Lake City gives the opening statement for the debate entitled "Humor is Necessary for the Spiritual Life."  The debate took place at the hilltop's coffee shop and bookstore on Tuesday, February 28, 2017, at 7 in the evening.

Team "Total Domination" does research online and discusses their next defense.  The team is Chi-Nahn Vo of the Archdiocese of Portland in Oregon (not pictured), Joseph Baltz from the Diocese of Santa Fe (center), Jorge Mendoza of the Diocese of Fresno (right), and Phillip Shifflet of the Diocese of Orange. 

The second team discusses their defense for the second question presented to the judges.  The team is Tim Segert, Brody Stewart, and Victor Goranov.

Jorge Mendoza gives the closing defense, reiterating his team's beginning and key arguments.

The team of judges, John Kucera, Brother Timothy Kalange, and Fr. Peter Arteaga, prepare their deliberation to determine the winner of the debate.  The verdict: Humor is necessary for the spiritual life.

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