Featured speaker Deborah Haarsma

ONLINE: Christian Ministry in Pandemic Times

Date and Time:March 03, 2021 4:00 PM — to March 20, 2021 5:00 PM PST
Location:, Virtual, ,
Organizer:Regent College Interface

BioLogos President and Voices speaker Deborah Haarsma will present “Christian Ministry in Pandemic Times” on Wednesday, March 3, 2021 at 4:00 PM (PST). This event is free and open to the public.

“The pandemic has dramatically increased the levels of polarization and politicization around science. The word “science” has become a weapon in the culture wars; scientists are vilified and their findings ignored, while conspiracy theories go viral. Sadly, these dynamics are reaching our churches and are even magnified by faith leaders.  Yet we must be discerning about science; scientists don’t always get it right and we need far more than science to make good public policy decisions. When should and shouldn’t Christians listen to science?  How can Christians bring a faithful witness to the public square?  How do we address tensions and misinformation in our churches?  Used well, science and medicine can be gifts from God to enhance the church’s ministry in proclaiming the truth, caring for the sick, loving those we disagree with, bringing hope, and discipling the next generation.”

Be sure to check two additional talks by Dr. Haarsma, hosted by Regent College:

“Christ and the Cosmos: The Universe Seen through the Eyes of Biblical Faith” on Tuesday, March 2, 2021 at 7:00 PM (PST) (more information)

“One Human Family: Christian Reflections on Racism and Science” on March 3, 2021 at 12:00 PM (PST) (more information)

These events are hosted by Regent College Interface.

Featured speaker

Deb Haarsma

Deborah Haarsma

Deborah Haarsma is President of BioLogos. She is an astronomer and frequent speaker on modern science and Christian faith at research universities, churches, and public venues like the National Press Club. Her work appears in several recent books, including Four Views on Creation, Evolution, and Design and Christ and the Created Order.  She wrote the book Origins with her husband and fellow physicist, Loren Haarsma, presenting the agreements and disagreements among Christians regarding the history of life and the universe.  She edited the anthology Delight in Creation: Scientists Share Their Work with the Church with Rev. Scott Hoezee. Previously, Haarsma served as professor and chair of the Department of Physics and Astronomy at Calvin University. She is an experienced research scientist, with several publications in the Astrophysical Journal and the Astronomical Journal on extragalactic astronomy and cosmology. She has studied large galaxies, galaxy clusters, the curvature of space, and the expansion of the universe using telescopes around the world and in orbit.  Haarsma completed her doctoral work in astrophysics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and her undergraduate work in physics and music at Bethel University in St. Paul, Minnesota. She and Loren enjoy science fiction and classical music, and live in Grand Rapids, Michigan.