ASA Annual Meeting
The American Scientific Affiliation (ASA), a network of Christians in the sciences, recently held its annual meeting at Point Loma Nazarene University in San Diego, California. This year’s topic, “Science, Faith, and the Media: Communicating beyond Books,” brought together media, PR, and film experts to share insights on the portrayal of Christianity in various American media outlets. The speakers also offered tips on how to capture an audience and spread better understanding and support for the positive relationship between science and faith. Audio and video resources from the meeting will be posted soon on ASA3.org.
The BioLogos Foundation was honored to be involved in three presentations during the event. Program Director, Kathryn Applegate took part in a panel discussion after a screening of the BioLogos/Highway Media film “From the Dust”, and President Darrel Falk offered a brief overview of the success of our Biology by the Sea teacher workshops. Lastly, webmaster Stephen Mapes and web developer Michael Marcacci presented a short talk on how church leaders and scientists can use the internet to improve the general dialogue about science and faith.
The ASA offers opportunities for networking through its local chapters and annual meeting, as well as publications on topics of science and faith through its academic journal Perspectives on Science and Christian Faith, and its online magazine God and Nature. The ASA membership drive offers a 25 percent discount for new members through the end of September. (Note: Students can join for free!)
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