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Upcoming Events

This list includes events sponsored by BioLogos, events featuring BioLogos scholars, and other events that are of interest to the BioLogos community. A listing of past events is also available.

“Science, Engineering, and the Wisdom of God”

Dominic Halsmer, ECF Recipient
March 9, 2015
Bethany, OK

Dominic Halsmer from the ECF-funded (Evolution and Christian Faith) project Science and the Wisdom of God: An Interdisciplinary Project to Help Christians Gain an Appreciation for the Ingenuity Behind our Evolving Universe will be presenting “Science, Engineering, and the Wisdom of God” on Monday, March 9, 2015 at Southern Nazarene University, in the Royce Brown Building, Room 136. This lecture is at 1:30 pm. Admission is free.

“Science, Engineering, and the Wisdom of God”

Dominic Halsmer, ECF Recipient
March 9, 2015
Shawnee, OK

Dominic Halsmer from the ECF-funded (Evolution and Christian Faith) project Science and the Wisdom of God: An Interdisciplinary Project to Help Christians Gain an Appreciation for the Ingenuity Behind our Evolving Universe will be presenting “Science, Engineering, and the Wisdom of God” on Monday, March 9, 2015 at Oklahoma Baptist University, in the Wood Science Building, Room 102, at 10:00 am in Shawnee, Oklahoma. Admission is free.

Reading the Old Testament: The Origins and Authority of Scripture

John Walton, BioLogos Advisory Council
March 9, 2015
Knoxville, TN

On Monday, March 9, John Walton will be presenting at the University of Tennessee in the University Center Ballroom at 7:00 pm. His talk is sponsored by The Veritas Forum and is titled “Reading the Old Testament: The Origins and Authority of Scripture.”

Dr. Walton will also do a workshop on Tuesday, March 10 from 7-10 pm in the Hodges Library Auditorium. It is called “Origins Today: Genesis Through Ancient Eyes.” Click here to learn more.

Living By Faith in a Scientific Age

Deborah Haarsma, President of BioLogos
March 11, 2015
Frederick, MD

BioLogos President Deborah Haarsma will be speaking at Calvary United Methodist Church in Frederick, Maryland. Her talk is part of Calvary’s Lenten Study Series which is a weekly gathering during the Lenten season for reflection, dialogue, comfort and fellowship in examining the vexing wonder of our universe. Her talk is titled “Science and Faith in Harmony”.

Perceptions: Science and Religious Communities

Deborah Haarsma (President of BioLogos) and Jennifer Wiseman (BioLogos Board Member)
March 13, 2015
Washington D.C.

BioLogos board member and DoSER director Jennifer Wiseman along with William D. Phillips (Nobel Prize laureate), Katharine Hayhoe (climate scientist), and Leith Anderson (National Association of Evangelicals president) will be speaking at “Perceptions: Science & Religious Communities”. The conference will be held on March 13, 2015, and is sponsored by AAAS (American Association for the Advancement of Science). It will bring together leaders in science and religion to further conversation and plan a course for future dialogue.

Deborah Haarsma will be on a panel discussing origins along with Dorothy Chapell (Dean of Natural and Social Science, Professor of Biology at Wheaton College), Ronald Numbers (Hilldale Professor of the History of Science and Medicine Emeritus at the University of Wisconsin, Madison), and Rick Potts (Director of Human Origins Program and Curator of Anthropology, Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History). This panel discussion is part of the “Challenges and Opportunities in Science Dialogue” track of the conference.

Register to attend.
Click here for more information.
Click here for more information about the Perceptions Project.

“Science, Engineering, and the Wisdom of God-Part II”

Dominic Halsmer, ECF Recipient
March 16, 2015
Springfield, MO

Dominic Halsmer from the ECF-funded (Evolution and Christian Faith) project Science and the Wisdom of God: An Interdisciplinary Project to Help Christians Gain an Appreciation for the Ingenuity Behind our Evolving Universe will be presenting “Science, Engineering, and the Wisdom of God - Part II” on Monday, March 16, 2015 at Evangel University, in Room 115B, at 12:15 pm in Springfield, Missouri. Admission is free.

God in the Lab: How Science Enhances Faith

Ruth Bancewicz, BioLogos Advisory Council
March 17, 2015
Wheaton, IL

On Tuesday, March 17, Ruth Bancewicz will be speaking at Wheaton College in Wheaton, IL. Her talk is based off of her book “God in the Lab: How Science Enhances Faith”. Through the eyes of the author and six other experienced scientists, “God in the Lab” shows how science can build faith in God. Read more about it here.

Is there any common ground between science and Christianity? Science provides the opportunity to use creativity and imagination, to appreciate the beauty of the natural world, and to experience the wonder of discovering new things. Experiencing scientific research first hand has given Dr Ruth Bancewicz a sense of awe that has enhanced her faith, and for ten years she has been a communicator of the positive expressions of the science-faith dialogue. Through her own insight and those of six other experienced scientists, she will show how science can help Christians to flourish in their faith and worship God more fully.

Beauty, Wonder, and Awe in Science and Faith

Ruth Bancewicz, BioLogos Advisory Council
March 18, 2015
Grand Rapids, MI

On Wednesday, March 18, Ruth Bancewicz will be speaking at Cascade Fellowship in Grand Rapids, MI. Her talk is based off of her book “God in the Lab: How Science Enhances Faith” and is titled “Beauty, Wonder, and Awe in Science and Faith”.

Experiencing scientific research first hand brings a sense of awe that can enhance faith. This is a topic that Ruth Bancewicz has been investigating, alongside six other scientists, for the last three years. Science can be unglamorous and tough but it brings the opportunity to use creativity and imagination, and to appreciate the beauty of the natural world. These experiences can raise spiritual questions, revealing common ground between science and faith. For Christians, they can lead to a greater sense of worship. Whether you are a professor or haven’t studied science since high school, come for an evening of exploration that will raise some important questions about both science and faith.

Entrance is free, and includes refreshments and hands-on science demonstrations.

Beauty, Science, and Theology

Ruth Bancewicz, BioLogos Advisory Council
March 24, 2015
Azusa, CA

On Tuesday, March 24, Ruth Bancewicz will be speaking at Azusa Pacific University in Azusa, CA. Her talk is based off of her book “God in the Lab: How Science Enhances Faith” and is titled “Beauty, Science, and Theology”.

Dr Ruth Bancewicz has spent the last three years exploring the ways in which science enhances faith. In this lecture she will explore the types of beauty that scientists enjoy, and what that beauty points to. For some, beauty raises spiritual questions. For a Christian the beauty of creation can point to God, and even reveal something of his character.

Click here to view or register for the event.

Re-Imagining the Intersection of Evolution and the Fall

The Colossian Forum, ECF Recipient
March 26, 2015
Evanston, IL

The Colossian Forum will be hosting a conference on “Re-Imagining the Intersection of Evolution and the Fall” on March 26-28, 2015. This conference will be held at Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary near Northwestern University in Evanston, IL. This conference will feature multiple speakers including BioLogos Senior Advisor for Dialogue, Darrel Falk. Darrel Falk’s lecture will be on “Human Origins: A Summary of the Scientific Backdrop for Theological Discussion” and Joel Green will speak about “Reframing ‘Original Sin’: A Frontier for Theology and Science.”

Read more about this conference on The Colossian Forum’s website. This conference is part of the ECF grant from BioLogos. Register now for this event.

Southwest Regional Meeting of the Evangelical Theological Society

John Walton, BioLogos Advisory Council
April 10, 2015
New Orleans, LA

On April 10-11, John Walton will be one of the plenary speakers, along with Sandra L. Richter, at the Southwest Regional Meeting of the Evangelical Theological Society in conjunction with the Greer-Heard Counterpoint Forum. This meeting will be held at the New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary in New Orleans, LA. Their talk will be focused on “The Doctrine of Creation.”

Origins: Genesis Through Ancient Eyes

John Walton, BioLogos Advisory Council
April 18, 2015
Andover, MN

On April 18, John Walton will be speaking at Constance Free Church in Andover, MN. John will be presenting “Origins: Genesis Through Ancient Eyes” which is part of his ECF-funded project.

“God and the Multiverse”

Deborah Haarsma, President of BioLogos
May 6, 2015
Vancouver, British Columbia, CAN

On Wednesday, May 6, Deborah Haarsma will be speaking at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver. Her talk is titled “God and the Multiverse”.

Abstract:
The last 100 years have transformed our understanding of the universe.  We now know that the universe is ancient, beginning in a Big Bang 13.8 billion years ago, and that it continues to expand today, at an ever-increasing rate.  We’ve also seen amazing evidence that some physical laws and constants are fine-tuned for life, as well as hints that our universe is part of a much bigger multiverse.  What does all this have to do with God?  This talk will give an overview of a range responses from atheists and Christians to these exciting discoveries.

Glen Workshop: The Art of Science and Faith

Kathleen Housley, BioLogos Blog Author
June 14, 2015
South Hadley, MA

June 14-21, 2015, Glen Workshop will be hosting a lecture by Kathleen Housley. Housley has written a blog series for the BioLogos Daily Blog titled “Poetry, God, and the Natural World” and will be speaking about “The Art of Science and Faith”. This lecture is part of the ECF-funded grant project from Image about “Evolution and the Imago Dei: The Artist as Translator”.

In the domains of science and religion, the artist can be a powerful interpreter, helping people understand more deeply what it means to be created in the image of God. Besides speaking different dialects, science and religion also have different ways to discern truth: on one hand, the scientific method; on the other, reading the Bible and prayer. No matter their differences, science and religion thrive best when there is mutual respect. In this wide-ranging seminar, we will look at everything from Genesis and evolution to the Higgs Boson. Our guides will include artists (Leonardo da Vinci), musicians (Bach), scientists (Galileo), and theologians (John Polkinghorne). Our goal is not to reach agreement but to appreciate anew the vastness of God’s universe.

Evolution and Christian Faith 2015 Public Conference

BioLogos Staff, ECF Grantees, and Special Guests
June 30, 2015
Grand Rapids, MI

BioLogos will be hosting its first ever public conference. This Evolution and Christian Faith conference is geared for scholars, pastors, and teachers and will consist of learning, fellowship and worship. This event will be held at the Eberhard Center in Grand Rapids, MI, on June 30-July 2, 2015. We are pleased to announce an exciting lineup of plenary speakers including Ted Davis (Historian of Science at Messiah College), Ard Louis (Biophysicist at Oxford University), Jeff Schloss (BioLogos Senior Scholar and Biologist at Westmont College), Mary Schweitzer (Paleontologist at North Carolina State University), and John Walton (Old Testament Scholar at Wheaton College).

Registration for this conference will begin on February 20, 2015. Please sign up for our newsletter to stay informed about the conference. Click here for more information on the conference including a CALL FOR PAPERS. Submissions need to be sent in by January 23, 2015.

ASA Annual Meeting 2015

Randy Isaac (BioLogos Advisory Council) and Amos Yong (BioLogos Advisory Council)
July 24, 2015
Tulsa, OK

Amos Yong will be speaking at the ASA 2015 Annual Meeting at Oral Roberts University in Tulsa, Oklahoma. “Hearing God’s Voice in Nature” will include various topical areas for parallel oral sessions. These areas include: Physical Sciences, Life Sciences, Mind Sciences, Environmental Sciences, Christian Women in Science and Engineering, Design in Nature, Science Education, and Theology and Biblical Literature. There will be both introductory and advanced workshops on issues in science and faith. Currently there is a call for papers. Click here for more information.

James Gregory Public Lectures on Science and Christianity

Jennifer Wiseman, Board of Directors
April 11, 2016
University of St. Andrew's in Scotland

Jennifer Wiseman will be presenting “Universe of Wonder, Universe of Life” for the Scientists in Congregations in Scotland who has a series of James Gregory Public Lectures on Science and Christianity. These lectures will bring in world-class scholars to the University of St. Andrews to present cutting edge perspectives on the relationship of faith and science. They will take place over a three year period from September 2013 - May 2016. The aim of these lectures is to encourage a constructive and open conversation about questions of science and faith.

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