Date and Time
Starts: June, 4 2020 11:00am
Ends: June, 6 2020 1:00pm
3201 Burton St. SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49546View on Map
Organized by AETH
This event has been postponed.
The Association of Hispanic Theological Education conference “Third Encuentro on Latino/a Theological Education: Shaping a Collaborative Vision: Achievements, Challenges, and Possibilities” will take place at Calvin University in Grand Rapids, Michigan from June 4-6, 2020.
BioLogos Voices speaker Kathryn Applegate will present “How the Church Can Bring About Reconciliation Between Faith and Science” with co-presenters Samuel Caraballo and Ruby Gonzalez-Rios.
“The church has a significant role to play in shaping the attitudes of Christians with respect to science. Many young people who are interested in scientific careers do not feel supported by their faith communities. Even worse, they believe the church is actively opposed to modern science: studies suggest that anti-science attitudes and lack of openness to questions are among the top reasons why young people leave the church. In this seminar, we will hear the stories of three people who have personally experienced this tension. Ruby Gonzalez-Rios will share how she experienced a profound sense of isolation as she pursued her scientific training. Kathryn Applegate will tell her own story of coming to peace with science and share some practical resources for helping to start conversations in schools and churches. Samuel Caraballo will share how his study of genetics and his having a child with Down syndrome led to an expanded understanding of what it means for people to bear God’s image, which isn’t always easy for Christians to accept. The three will then engage in an open Q&A about how the church can be a place of reconciliation, not war, between science and faith as well as about the important role theological programs should play in the formation of pastoral leaders that can create that space.”