Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Equipping Pastors and Church Leaders to Deal with Issues of Science and Faith

Science and Faith: Friends or Foes?

Are science and faith at war? Does science undermine or corroborate belief in God? Does faith suppress or inspire scientific research? Explore these questions and more at a series of regional two-day conferences sponsored by Discovery Institute's Center for Science and Culture. Designed especially for pastors, seminary students, and other church leaders (educators, elders, deacons, board members), each conference will explore similar topics and themes and feature nationally prominent speakers. Each conference also will include information about practical resources for use in churches, church schools, adult education classes, and small groups. For more information about currently scheduled conferences, click on the conference of your choice below.

Westminster Seminary will be hosting a Science and Faith Conference on March 12th and 13th, and would like to invite you to join us.  This conference will be tackling some important questions:  Are science and Faith compatible?  What is the role of Christianity in the founding of modern science?  How do we respond to the effect of Darwinism in our culture?

Speakers will include Dr. Vern Poythress, author of Redeeming Science; Dr. K. Scott Oliphint, author of Reasons for Faith; Dr. Stephen Meyer, author of Signature in the Cell: DNA and the Evidence for Intelligent Design; Dr. Jay Richards, co-author of The Privileged Planet: How Our Place in the Cosmos Is Designed For Discovery; Dr. C. John Collins, author of Science and Faith: Friends or Foes?; Dr. John West, author of Darwin Day in America: How Our Politics and Culture Have Been Dehumanized in the Name of Science; Dr. Bruce Gordon, co-editor of The Nature of Nature; and Dr. Paul Nelson.

This conference will be of special interest to anyone in church leadership, seminary and college students, or those involved in both a scientific and a Christian community.  The speakers will be available during breaks to go into more detail about some of the issues and topics they will discuss, and on Saturday there will be a formal question and answer period during lunch.

You can register online at www.scienceandgod.org or by calling 1-817-923-1921, x2440.  For each day there will be a box lunch available for an additional cost, with an option for a  meat or a vegetarian meal.

For more information visit www.scienceandgod.org, or contact Janine Dixon, Discovery Institute, at jdixon@discovery.org or 1-800-685-0632 ext 108.

The Science and Faith Conference is sponsored by the Discovery Institute's Center for Science and Culture and Westminster Theological Seminary.

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