How Did it All Begin?
April 5, 2013 in
Date(s) - 04/05/2013 - 04/06/2013
12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Covenant Fellowship Church
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How did the universe begin? How did life start? How did complex living things arise? Explore these big questions and more at the fourth annual Westminster Conference on Science and Faith on April 5-6, 2013 at Covenant Fellowship Church in the greater Philadelphia area. This year’s theme is “How Did It All Begin?” and features speakers such as renowned Oxford University mathematics professor John Lennox and leading intelligent design theorist Stephen C. Meyer.
Dr. Lennox has debated prominent “New Atheists” including Richard Dawkins and is author of God’s Undertaker: Has Science Buried God?, God and Stephen Hawking, Gunning for God, and Seven Days that Divide the World. Dr. Meyer is Director of the Center for Science and Culture at Discovery Institute and is author of Signature in the Cell: DNA and the Evidence for Intelligent Design and the forthcoming Darwin’s Doubt.
Additional speakers include Westminster Theological Seminary theologian Dr. Vern Poythress, author of Redeeming Science; molecular biologist Dr. Douglas Axe, co-author of Science and Human Origins and Director of the Biologic Institute; Discovery Institute Senior Fellow Dr. John G. West, editor of The Magician’s Twin: C.S. Lewis on Science, Scientism, and Society; bioethicist Dr. Megan Best, author of Fearfully and Wonderfully Made; and Westminster Seminary theologian Dr. Scott Oliphint, author of Reasons for Faith.
The conference will run from 2:00-8:30 pm on Friday and 8:45 am-5:00 pm on Saturday. Sessions will examine topics such as the origin of the universe, the origin of life, the origin of biological information, the origin of complex life, the “Cambrian Explosion” and the challenge it poses to modern Darwinian theory, new empirical evidence about the limits of Darwinian natural selection, C.S. Lewis’s insights on evolution and intelligent design, and bioethics and human dignity.
Download the Preliminary Conference Schedule.
This event will be of special interest to seminary students, college students, and pastors and other church leaders. The conference is sponsored by Westminster Theological Seminary and Discovery Institute’s Center for Science and Culture.
The conference is being held at Covenant Fellowship Church in greater Philadelphia.
For more information and registration, click here.