Short Films as Discussion Starters in Churches: Helping Teens to See Evolution as God’s Creative Process

Author of Life, a video-based program for youth, encourages students to think about the relationship between their faith and the process of evolution. Created by Chaplain Joshua Hayashi and biologist Diane Sweeney, the seven short films are produced in Hawaii, which serves as both a beautiful backdrop and a showcase for the evolutionary process. Diane will share two of the films and discuss the challenges and successes of this project.