Featured speaker Elaine Howard Ecklund

CANCELLED: Integrating Faith with Academic Work: Lessons from Research and Life

Date and Time:June 25, 2020 6:00 AM — to June 28, 2020 7:00 AM undefined

BioLogos Advisor Elaine Howard Ecklund will present at InterVarsity’s Blue Ridge Faculty Conference “Integrating Faith and Academic Work: Lessons from Research and Life” from June 25-28, 2020 in North Carolina.

“How do Christian and non-Christians think about faith and work? Drs. Ecklund and Daniels will explore this question and its implications for life together in the academy, examining how Christians in different disciplines think about their work in light of their faith and their faith in light of their work. ​They will also explore ways we can engage in spiritual disciplines ​within the context of our own work.”

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Featured speaker

Elaine Howard Ecklund

Elaine Howard Ecklund

Elaine Howard Ecklund is the Herbert S. Autrey Chair in Social Sciences and Professor of Sociology at Rice University, as well as founding director of the Religion and Public Life Program. Ecklund is a sociologist of religion, immigration, and science who examines how individuals bring changes to religious and scientific institutions. She is the author of four books with Oxford University Press, one book with New York University Press, and numerous research articles and op-eds. Her most recent book is Secularity and Science: What Scientists Around the World Really Think About Religion (Oxford University Press, 2019) with coauthors David R. Johnson, Brandon Vaidyanathan, Kirstin R.W. Matthews, Steven W. Lewis, Robert A. Thomson Jr., and Di Di. Her forthcoming book, Why Science and Faith Need Each Other: Eight Shared Values That Move Us Beyond Fear, will be published with Brazos Press, a division of Baker Books, in May 2020.  She has received grants from the National Science Foundation, Russell Sage Foundation, John Templeton Foundation, Templeton World Charity Foundation, and Society for the Scientific Study of Religion. Her research has been cited thousands of times times by local, national, and international media. In 2013, she received Rice University’s Charles O. Duncan Award for Most Outstanding Academic Achievement and Teaching, and in 2018 she gave the Gifford Lecture in Scotland.