Bridging Faith and Science: Christianity and Human Origins, Sept. 14 and 15
For many, the relationship between Christian faith and the science of human origins has a direct impact on the credibility of the Church. And for many in our churches, this matter can become a reason to question their faith.
Join The Gospel Initiative at Denver Seminary for an opportunity to explore faith and science during the Christianity and Human Origins conference, Thur., Sept. 14, 4:30 p.m.-6:15 p.m., and Fri., Sept. 15, 8 a.m.-3 p.m., at Denver Seminary or via livestream. This conference is donor-funded and free to attend. Registration and conference information is at DenverSeminary.edu/TGI.
Christianity and Human Origins brings together a group of scientists who take the word of God seriously, who believe in the truth of Scripture, and who are experts in the fields related to the science of human origins. Speakers include:
- Dr. Denis Lamoureux, professor of science and religion and paleontology research associate, St. Joseph’s College in the University of Alberta
- Dr. Fuz Rana, president and CEO, Reasons to Believe, an organization dedicated to communicating the scientific case for God’s existence and the Bible’s reliability to both Christians and non-Christians.
- Dr. Jeffrey Schloss, distinguished professor of biology and T.B. Walker Chair of natural and behavioral sciences, Westmont College
- Dr. S. Josh Swamidass, associate professor in the division of laboratory and genomic medicine, Washington University in St. Louis
“By bringing together esteemed scientists who honor both Scripture and science, the event promises to shed light on thought-provoking questions that continue to challenge believers and non-believers,” said Dr. Patty Pell, executive director of The Gospel Initiative. “It’s an opportunity to explore faith and science, while reaffirming the unshakable foundations of our beliefs.”
Among the questions the speakers will address at the full conference on Friday are: Is the biblical account of creation supported with scientific findings, and if so, how? What room is there for Christians to explore these issues and remain faithful to Scripture? How can pastors and other Christian leaders discuss this topic in an intellectually credible and faith-compelling manner?
On Thursday, guests are invited to gather for an intimate reception with the speakers and to hear theological and biblical perspectives from Denver Seminary faculty.
Participants can register to attend the conference in-person at Denver Seminary, 6399 S. Santa Fe Dr., Littleton, Colo., 80120, or via livestream, for no charge. Register at DenverSeminary.edu/TGI. Guests may attend one or both days of the event.
For more information about the conference, contact TGI Director of Public Engagement, Jason Woodman.
The Gospel Initiative supports the Church’s mission in creating a compelling, compassionate, and credible gospel presence in contemporary society.
Denver Seminary is a non-denominational graduate school of theology located in Littleton, Colo. The Seminary’s mission is to prepare men and women to engage the needs of the world with the redemptive power of the gospel and the life-changing truth of Scripture. Denver Seminary offers on campus, fully online, and hybrid degree programs, and has an extension campus in Washington DC.
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