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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
April 25, 2015
Jenks, OK

Dominic Halsmer, Andrew Lang, Hal Reed, John Korstad, Lori Kanitz, and Arden Autry will present a three-hour seminar on “Science, Engineering, and the Wisdom of God: Understanding Origins and Appreciating Divine Ingenuity”. This seminar will be held at Sanctuary Church on Saturday, April 25, 2015, at 9:00 am. Admission is free.

Creation, Design, Evolution, and Human Origins

Deborah Haarsma, President of BioLogos
April 26, 2015
Holland, MI

BioLogos President, Deborah Haarsma along with her husband Loren, will be speaking at Third Reformed Church in Holland, MI, starting at 9:40 am. Their talk is titled “Creation, Design, Evolution, and Human Origins”. Christians today hold a range of views on origins. The most prominent debates are between young earth creationism and atheistic evolution; this two-part presentation will review other positions, including old earth creationism, intelligent design, and evolutionary creationism. Come for an introduction to the key scientific evidence around origins from astronomy, geology, paleontology, and genetics, and how it all intersects with the Bible and human significance.

Science, Scripture, and God’s Creation: A Discussion with BioLogos and Reasons to Believe

Deborah Haarsma (President), Jeff Schloss (Senior Scholar), Darrel Falk (Senior Advisor for Dialogue) and others
May 1, 2015
Wake Forest, NC

On Saturday, May 2, BioLogos will be part of a panel discussion on origins with Reasons to Believe. Deborah Haarsma, Jeff Schloss, and Darrel Falk will be speaking on behalf of BioLogos and the title of the panel discussion is “Science, Scripture, and God’s Creation: A Discussion with BioLogos and Reasons to Believe”. This will be a public event and Ken Keathley from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary will moderate the dialogue.

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.

God and the Universe

Deborah Haarsma, President of BioLogos
May 8, 2015
Seattle, WA

On Friday, May 8, Deborah Haarsma will be speaking at the University of Washington in Seattle, WA. Her talk is titled “God and the Universe”. Join Dr. Deborah Haarsma as she leads us on a visual tour of the universe. Dr. Haarsma will draw on her scientific expertise and her Christian faith as she points out the myriad of ways in which “the heavens declare the glory of God” (Psalm 19:1). When viewed through the lens of Christian faith, recent astronomical discoveries like exoplanets, galaxy formation, and dark energy serve to illustrate the extravagance, creativity, and mystery of the God of the Bible.

Dr. Haarsma will also be part of a conversation on Saturday, May 9 from 9:30-11:30 am on “Faith, Science, and Church: A Conversation with Deborah Haarsma”. She will be speaking about her experience as President of BioLogos, articulating for us what she sees as the current issues in science with which the church is wrestling with.

Beauty, Wonder and Awe in Science and Christianity

Ruth Bancewicz, BioLogos Advisory Council
May 18, 2015
Devon Coast, UK

In May (May 18-22), Ruth Bancewicz will be speaking at Lee Abbey in Lynton, North Devon, United Kingdom. Her talk is based off of her book “God in the Lab: How Science Enhances Faith”. This presentation is titled “Beauty, Wonder and Awe in Science and Christianity”.

Science reveals the beauty of the world, and scientists often speak of wonder and awe in their work. How do these experiences relate to everyday life, and especially to Christianity? How can a Christian worship God with science? Ruth Bancewicz is an experienced communicator of science and faith, and will explain – in a jargon-free way – how we can appreciate science from a Christian perspective, and learn to have a more helpful conversation about science and faith.

Investigating the Magnificent Universe

Jennifer Wiseman, BioLogos Board Member
May 31, 2015
Lincoln Park, NJ

On Sunday, May 31, BioLogos Board Member Jennifer Wiseman will be speaking at Jacksonville Chapel in Lincoln Park, NJ. Her talk is titled “Investigating the Magnificent Universe” and will be followed by a moderated discussion. Register here to attend.

Abstract: Modern telescopes are revealing an incredible universe, filled with the activity of planets, stars, galaxies, and even black holes. Should such a universe make us feel insignificant as human beings on one small planet? We will take a tour of some of the latest astronomical discoveries and fantastic images of the universe. We will then contemplate how exploration and scientific discovery can inspire humility, awe, curiosity, and reverence.

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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