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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.

A Presentation on Biology

Hal Reed, ECF Recipient
September 24, 2014
Tulsa, OK

As an extended part of the ECF grant on the “Science and Wisdom of God” Hal Reed will be presenting an introduction to Biology at Christian Chapel in Tulsa, OK.

Public Lecture Series: Science and Religion in Modern America

Paul Allen, ECF Recipient
September 25, 2014
Syracuse, NY

ECF recipient, Paul Allen will be presenting at LeMoyne College in Syracuse, NY.  This talk will be a part of his ECF project on “Creatures of God” and the name of his lecture is “How to Be a Christian Darwinist.” This talk is open to the public.

A Presentation on Creation and Evolution

Hal Reed, ECF Recipient
October 1, 2014
Tulsa, OK

As an extended part of the ECF grant on the “Science and Wisdom of God” Hal Reed will be presenting an introduction to Creation and Evolution at Christian Chapel in Tulsa, OK.

A Forum with Students

Deborah Haarsma, President of BioLogos
October 8, 2014
Ann Arbor, MI

BioLogos President, Deborah Haarsma will be speaking at a forum for students at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Her lecture is titled “Christian Perspectives on Creation, Evolution, and Intelligent Design.” She will also be part of an evening public lecture titled “God and the Cosmos” where she will be discussing the age of the universe, the big bang, fine-tuning, the multiverse, and human significance in the cosmos.

A Presentation on the Ingenuity of Nature

Dominic Halsmer, ECF Recipient
October 8, 2014
Tulsa, OK

As an extended part of the ECF grant on the “Science and Wisdom of God” Dominic Halsmer will be presenting “Ingenuity in Nature” at Christian Chapel in Tulsa, OK.

Contemporary Christian Life Issues Forum

Deborah Haarsma, President of BioLogos
October 12, 2014
Holland, MI

BioLogos President, Deborah Haarsma along with her husband Loren, will be speaking at Christ Memorial Reformed Church in Holland, MI. Their talks will focus on their book Origins: Christian Perspectives on Creation, Evolution, and Intelligent Design. The Contemporary Christian Life Issues Forums take place after the 9:00 service, and last from 10:15 to about 11:15, with people staying on occasionally to ask questions. The steering committee for CCLI decided to devote the four Sundays in October to the presentation of the BioLogos message.

October 5 - Review sessions 1 and 2 on the Origins DVD with Steve Steenwyk.
October 12 - Review sessions 3 and 4 on the DVD with Deborah and Loren Haarsma.
October 19 - Review session 5 on the DVD with Deborah and Loren Haarsma.

October 26 - Review session 6 with Rev. Travis West from Western Theological Seminary.

All sessions will be held in the Chapel at Christ Memorial.

Contemporary Christian Life Issues Forum

Deborah Haarsma, President of BioLogos
October 19, 2014
Holland, MI

BioLogos President, Deborah Haarsma along with her husband Loren, will be speaking at Christ Memorial Reformed Church in Holland, MI. Their talks will focus on their book Origins: Christian Perspectives on Creation, Evolution, and Intelligent Design. The Contemporary Christian Life Issues Forums take place after the 9:00 service, and last from 10:15 to about 11:15, with people staying on occasionally to ask questions. The steering committee for CCLI decided to devote the four Sundays in October to the presentation of the BioLogos message.

October 5 - Review sessions 1 and 2 on the Origins DVD with Steve Steenwyk.
October 12 - Review sessions 3 and 4 on the DVD with Deborah and Loren Haarsma.
October 19 - Review session 5 on the DVD with Deborah and Loren Haarsma.

October 26 - Review session 6 with Rev. Travis West from Western Theological Seminary.

All sessions will be held in the Chapel at Christ Memorial.

The Randomness and Foreknowledge Conference

Thomas Jay Oord, Board of Advisors and professor at Northwest Nazarene University
October 23, 2014
Dallas, TX

Tom Oord is co-director and participant at The Randomness and Foreknowledge Conference in Dallas, TX. This 3-day conference will bring together philosophers and theologians to investigate the in/compatibility of ontological randomness and divine foreknowledge. The first day will focus on issues related to philosophy of science and apparent randomness in the universe. The second day will focus on systematic metaphysics and the possibility of ontological randomness. The last day will focus more specifically on the dilemma of freedom and foreknowledge and related issues in philosophy of religion and theology.

Calvin Academy for Lifelong Learning

Deborah Haarsma, President of BioLogos
October 23, 2014
Grand Rapids, MI

BioLogos President, Deborah Haarsma will be speaking at Calvin College‘s CALL class this fall. She and her husband Loren will be speaking on “Christian Perspectives on Creation, Design, Evolution, and Human Origins” every Thursday starting October 23 through November 13. You can learn more about this class and others on their website and register to attend.

The Bible, Evolution, and Human Origins: Starting Conversations

Jeff Schloss (BioLogos Senior Scholar), John Walton (ECF Recipient and BioLogos Board of Advisors), and C. John "Jack" Collins
October 25, 2014
Claremont, CA

ECF recipient, David Vosburg, will be hosting a conference where Jeff Schloss will be presenting at Harvey Mudd College in October. His talk is titled “Evolution, Christian Faith, and Human Origins”. More information will follow.

As part of this conference Jeff Schloss along with John Walton (Advisory Council) and C. John “Jack” Collins (Professor of Old Testament at Covenant Theological Seminary in St. Louis, MO) will be part of a gracious conversation on the subject of “The Bible, Evolution, and Human Origins: Starting Conversations”. This all-day event starts at 9:00 am and you can register now.

Calvin Academy for Lifelong Learning

Deborah Haarsma, President of BioLogos
October 30, 2014
Grand Rapids, MI

BioLogos President, Deborah Haarsma will be speaking at Calvin College‘s CALL class this fall. She and her husband Loren will be speaking on “Christian Perspectives on Creation, Design, Evolution, and Human Origins” every Thursday starting October 23 through November 13. You can learn more about this class and others on their website and register to attend.

Herrman Lectures on Faith and Science

Denis Alexander, BioLogos Board of Advisors
November 5, 2014
Wenham, MA

Denis Alexander, Director for the Faraday Institute for Science and Religion at St. Edmund’s College in Cambridge, will be speaking at the Herrman Lectures on Faith and Science at Gordon College on November 5-7. His lecture is titled “Is Life Going Anywhere?: Creation-Biology, Randomness and Purpose.”

Calvin Academy for Lifelong Learning

Deborah Haarsma, President of BioLogos
November 6, 2014
Grand Rapids, MI

BioLogos President, Deborah Haarsma will be speaking at Calvin College‘s CALL class this fall. She and her husband Loren will be speaking on “Christian Perspectives on Creation, Design, Evolution, and Human Origins” every Thursday starting October 23 through November 13. You can learn more about this class and others on their website and register to attend.

A Summit on Origins

Deborah Haarsma (President), Ted Davis (Fellow), John Walton (Advisory Board), and Denis Lamoureux
November 7, 2014
St. Paul, MN

BioLogos President, Deborah Haarsma will be speaking at Bethel University for a summit on origins. Other plenary speakers at this summit include Ted Davis who will be speaking on history, John Walton who will focus on hermeneutics, and Denis Lamoureux whose talk is on evolution. The title of Deb’s talk is “Cosmology and God: An Ancient Universe and the Ancient of Days.”

Calvin Academy for Lifelong Learning

Deborah Haarsma, President of BioLogos
November 13, 2014
Grand Rapids, MI

BioLogos President, Deborah Haarsma will be speaking at Calvin College‘s CALL class this fall. She and her husband Loren will be speaking on “Christian Perspectives on Creation, Design, Evolution, and Human Origins” every Thursday starting October 23 through November 13. You can learn more about this class and others on their website and register to attend.

“The Nature of Love”

Thomas Jay Oord, board of Advisors and professor at Northwest Nazarene University
November 14, 2014
Youngstown, OH

Tom Oord will be speaking on “The Nature of Love” at the CS Lewis Institute in Northeast Ohio.

A Contextual Viewpoint of Genesis One

John Walton, BioLogos Advisory Board
November 14, 2014
Lakewood, CO

Advisory Board Member, John Walton, will be speaking at Colorado Christian University (CCU) on “A Contextual Viewpoint of Genesis One” on November 14. CCU will be featuring a series of speakers over several weeks representing various positions, including C. John Collins and Michael Behe.

Evangelical Philosophical Society’s 2014 National Annual Meeting

Jim Stump, Content Manager for BioLogos
November 19, 2014
San Diego, CA

Jim Stump will be moderating a “Conversation on Origins” at the ETS/EPS 2014 National Annual Meeting. This gracious dialogue will include scholars from BioLogos, Reasons To Believe, and Southern Baptists.

Panelists include:
From BioLogos - Deborah Haarsma (President), Darrel Falk (Senior Advisor for Dialogue), and John Walton (Advisory Board).
From Reasons To Believe - Hugh Ross, Fazale Rana, and Kenneth R. Samples.
From Southern Baptists - Robert Stewart, Ken Keathley, and James K. Dew, Jr.

This 3-day event will be held at the Town & Country Resort and Conference Center in San Diego, CA. This meeting is being held in conjunction with Evangelical Theological Society. You must register to attend.

Panel Discussions and Lectures at the Evangelical Theological Society’s Annual Meeting

John Walton, BioLogos Advisory Board
November 20, 2014
San Diego, CA

John Walton will be speaking at the Evangelical Theological Society’s 2014 National Annual Meeting.

8:30-9:10 am - His lecture title is “Sacred Space in the Pentateuch.”
11:00-11:40 am - He is part of a panel discussion with L. Michael Morales (Reformation Bible College) and Andrew Schmutzer (Moody Bible Institute).
3:00-6:10 pm - He is part of another panel discussion on “Hermeneutics and the Historicity of Adam” with Denis Lamoureux (St. Joseph’s College), C. John Collins (Covenant Theological Seminary), and William Barrick (The Master’s Seminary).

This 3-day event will be held at the Town & Country Resort and Conference Center in San Diego, CA. This meeting is being held in conjunction with Evangelical Philosophical Society. You must register to attend.

“Science and Christian Scripture: Issues on Origins and Evolution”

Darrel Falk (Senior Advisor for Dialogue), John Walton and Thomas Jay Oord (BioLogos Board of Advisors)
November 21, 2014
San Diego, CA

Tom Oord will host a talk between Darrel Falk and John Walton. The talk is titled “Science and Christian Scripture: Issues of Origins and Evolution.” This event will be held on Friday evening and is jointly sponsored by Word Made Fresh and the International Society for Science and Religion. This talk is open to the public.

Annual American Academy of Religion Meeting

Thomas Jay Oord, board of Advisors and professor at Northwest Nazarene University
November 22, 2014
San Diego, CA

Tom Oord will be participating in two events during the annual American Academy of Religion meeting in San Diego, CA. On November 22 he will preside on “John B Cobb, Jr.: Work and Legacy” (sponsored by the Open and Relational Theologies, Liberal Theologies, Wesleyan Studies, and Religion and Ecology groups) and he will be a respondent on 20th anniversary of the book “The Openness of God.”

A Catholic-Evangelical Dialogue

Paul Allen, ECF Recipient
January 23, 2015
Toronto, Canada

“Creatures of God: Theological Anthropology in the Context of Evolution” will be the subject of discussion at a symposium in Toronto. This Catholic-Evangelical dialogue will take place on Friday, January 23, 2015 from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. Speakers at this symposium include Gerald McKenny (Notre Dame) and Oliver Crisp (Fuller Theological Seminary). Panelists at this event will be coming from Wycliffe College (where the event is being held), href=“http://www.emmanuel.edu”>Emmanuel College, href=“http://www.knox.edu”>Knox College, and href=“http://www.regiscollege.edu”>Regis College.

13th Annual Missions Conference

Jeff Schloss, BioLogos Senior Scholar
January 24, 2015
Santa Barbara, CA

Jeff Schloss will be presenting “Christian Faith and God’s Good Creation” at First Presbyterian Church in January. This talk is part of the 13th Annual Missions Conference. Follow their website for more information when it becomes available.

Conference and Call for Papers on Re-Imagining the Intersection of Evolution and the Fall

Darrel Falk, Senior Advisor for Dialogue
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. His lecture will be on “Human Origins: A Summary of the Scientific Backdrop for Theological Discussion.”

Read more about this conference and call for papers on The Colossian Forum’s website. This conference is part of the ECF grant from BioLogos.

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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