Featured speaker Denis Alexander

ONLINE: Faith and Science in the Local Church

Date and Time:January 08, 2021 9:15 AM — to January 09, 2021 4:30 PM GMT
Organizer:Faraday Institute for Science and Religion

BioLogos Advisor Denis Alexander will present “Pastoral Approaches to Differing Views on Creation” at the Faraday Institute’s workshop for Christian leaders Faith and Science in the Local Church on January 8-9, 2021. Note this online event will run according to UK time.

“Join us for this interactive two-day workshop designed for lay and ordained Christian leaders. This workshop will cover contemporary topics in the dialogue between Science and the Christian Faith, including Artificial Intelligence, Bioethics, Creation Care, and Response to Disasters.

Participants will be equipped to engage with scientific issues in the day-to-day life of their ministry context.

Speakers and topics include:

Dr Denis Alexander, Pastoral Approaches to Differing Views on Creation
Dr Ruth Bancewicz, Equipping the Church to Engage with Science
Revd Dr Dave Bookless, Good News for God’s Earth?  The Church and Creation Care
Prof. Keith Fox, Bioethics in Society
Revd Dr Justin Tomkins, Living with Hope in a World of AI
Prof. Bob White FRS, Disasters, COVID and a Christian Response
Youth and Schools Team: Big World, Big Questions: Exploring Science and Faith with Children and Young People

Open to all church leaders – no scientific background required.
Cost: £50 (£30 for those in ministry training)”

This event is hosted by the Faraday Institute for Science and Religion.

Featured speaker

Denis Alexander

Denis Alexander

Denis Alexander is the Emeritus Director of The Faraday Institute for Science and Religion at St. Edmund’s College, Cambridge, where he is a Fellow. He has spent the past 40 years in the biological research community. From 1992-2012 he was editor of the journal Science & Christian Belief, and he currently serves as an Executive Committee member of the International Society for Science and Religion. In his book Creation or Evolution: Do We Have to Choose? Alexander presents his belief in both the biblical doctrine of creation and the coherence of evolutionary theory. Alexander’s other books include Rebuilding the Matrix – Science and Faith in the 21st CenturyScience, Faith and Ethics: Grid or Gridlock? (co-authored with Robert White); and The Language of Genetics – an Introduction. Dr Alexander gave the Gifford Lectures at St. Andrews University in December 2012 on the theme ‘Genes, Determinism and God’ to be published by Cambridge University Press 2016/17