2012 Event Highlights
While much of BioLogos’s work takes place through our website, our annual events are equally important in our mission to help the Church develop a worldview that embraces both science and faith.
On March 20–22, The BioLogos Foundation and Dr. Timothy Keller hosted the third annual “Theology of Celebration” meeting at the Harvard Club in New York City. The meeting—attended by pastors and scholars—celebrated the beauty of creation and discussed what modern scientific findings mean for the future of the evangelical Church. According to Dr. Darrel Falk, “The attendees left with not so much a statement as an urgent desire to bring about change.”
On May 31, BioLogos and The Highway Community sponsored the premiere of the new documentary From the Dust. The screening of this highly engaging film was followed by a 30-minute panel discussion with the film’s director Ryan Pettey, biblical scholar John Walton, biology professors Darrel Falk and April Maskiewicz, and Harvey Mudd College chemistry professor David Vosburg. Pastor Dean Smith of The Highway Community moderated the evening’s activities.
During the week of June 24, Christian schoolteachers gathered with members of the BioLogos team, as well as scientists and ministers, for our third BioLogy by the Sea workshop. Through a week of lab works, classes, field trips, worship, and devotionals, BioLogy by the Sea offered another comprehensive look at what it means to be a Christian who accepts the conclusions of mainstream science—not at the expense of our faith in God or His Word, but in light of it.
Last but not least, on October 4, the annual President’s Circle Gathering took place at the Cosmos Club in Washington, D.C. The event gathered members of the President’s Circle—an informal network of individuals who are excited about the vision and mission of BioLogos—for an evening of celebrating the mission of BioLogos and learning about the organization’s future. Special guest John Walton provided the keynote address, “Reading Genesis Through Ancient Eyes.” It offered an engaging and fascinating look at the first chapters of Genesis.