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Looking forward to Janet Danielson’s Six Pieces of a Reverberant Cosmos

In Blogs, Conference Posts by Arnold E. Sikkema0 Comments

I first met Janet Danielson at a satellite conference of the 2014 Annual Meeting of the ASA/CSCA, entitled Academy Regained. The main conference was held at Hamilton’s McMaster University, and part of the satellite was held “up the mountain” at Redeemer University College. Janet’s talk on “Music as Science and Art” revealed to me the depth and breadth of her awareness of and engagement with the physics of music and the music of physics. She noted how music, like science, brings to light the glory of God. Her deep interest in exploring music as a precise quantitative art showed up …

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Looking Forward to Venema at CSCA 2018

In Blogs, Conference Posts by Tim Opperman0 Comments

I am really excited about hearing Dennis Venema speak at the upcoming conference on May 11th-14th. He has a particular talent for explaining complicated topics in the areas of genetics and biology in an engaging and informative way. I have personally benefited from listening to his talks on the biological evidence for evolution and cannot recommend his recent book enough. Co-authored with New Testament professor Scot McKnight, Adam and the Genome: Reading Scripture After Genetic Science is a brilliant example of the interplay between science and faith. He has also contributed a great many blog posts to Biologos. On May …

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Looking Forward to Santa Ono at TWU

In Blogs, Conference Posts by Mark McEwan0 Comments

Perhaps not many Christians in BC’s Lower Mainland are aware that the President of UBC, Santa J. Ono, is himself an evangelical Christian. As a professor of medicine and biology, Ono has worked at Harvard, Johns Hopkins, University College London, and Emory, where he served as faculty advisor for several InterVarsity Christian Fellowship chapters. Prior to his appointment at UBC, he was president of the University of Cincinnati. Ono is deeply committed to diversity and being open about one’s religious beliefs while being respectful to those with differing beliefs. His favourite book is The Language of God: A Scientist Presents …

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EFC Podcast with CSCA President Janet Warren

In Blogs, Conference Posts by Mark McEwan0 Comments

Karen Stiller of The Evangelical Fellowship of Canada recently interviewed CSCA President E. Janet Warren on CSCA, matters of science and faith, and our upcoming national conference on science and Christianity.  Listen Now CSCA is holding a conference dealing with science and Christianity in Canada at, and co-hosted by, Trinity Western University, May 11 – 14, 2018. This conference will include Canadians in science, speakers dealing with issues relevant to our theme, and talks on science and Christian faith in general. Info and registration: www.csca.ca/may2018 Our special evening “Sky Gala” on May 12 is included with conference admission, but it is also …

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Apologetics at CSCA 2018

In Blogs, Conference Posts by Mark McEwan0 Comments

After sharing their faith, many Christians these days encounter a familiar response: “Well, I’m a man of science,” or “It’s nice that works for you, but I prefer to base my beliefs on science”–or perhaps even “Hasn’t science proven the Bible to be just wrong and out of date?” The topic of science-and-faith often comes up in conversations involving apologetics, and, increasingly so, science seems to be one of the main reasons that western people either leave the Christian faith, or feel justified in dismissing it out of hand. That is one of many reasons I am so grateful that …

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Looking Forward to Hayhoe on Faith & Climate Change

In Blogs, Conference Posts by E. Janet Warren0 Comments

I have heard Katharine Hayhoe present twice before and am still excited about hearing her again at our upcoming May conference. Not only is she an engaging speaker, but she is extremely knowledgeable and passionate about climate change, and endeavors to provide non-biased information about its effects on our planet. Katharine, originally from Toronto, is the director of the Climate Science Center at Texas Tech University in Lubbock and the founder of ATMOS research, which provides government, industry, and non-profit organizations with relevant information about climate change. She will be presenting on “Christians, Climate Science, and our Culture,” in which …

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Looking Forward to Middleton on the Bible & Evolution

In Blogs, Conference Posts by Timothy Opperman0 Comments

I have appreciated the work of J. Richard Middleton for many years. His research on how the Imago Dei coincides with human evolution has been instrumental to my own work on Original Sin and the evolutionary origins of morality, and I eagerly anticipate his upcoming plenary lecture on human distinctiveness and the origin of evil. I had the pleasure of seeing him speak at Regent College in 2015, and his lecture on human nature from both the theological and evolutionary biological perspectives was certainly well received by the captivated audience. He has a unique vantage point, and he carefully weaves …

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Looking Forward to Mann on Physics & Theology

In Blogs, Conference Posts by Arnold E. Sikkema0 Comments

I first met Robert Mann as he was one of my physics professors at the University of Waterloo around 1988. He became my undergraduate mentor, launching me into a career in theoretical physics with our first publication on one-dimensional gravity, a illustrative toy model in which we revised Einstein’s general relativity so it worked in a universe on a line. Fifteen years later, when I started at Trinity Western University, we reconnected due to his leadership of the CSCA and a lecture he gave at TWU on physics and Christianity. Since then, we’ve had opportunity to work together as past …

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Looking Forward to Danielson on Copernicus

In Blogs, Conference Posts by Bob Geddes0 Comments

I first encountered Dennis Danielson at my initial ASA Annual Meeting in the Denver area in 2003. He was a plenary speaker at that time, and he held the audience spellbound by his presentation. It has been a delight to follow his research and publications from that time on. He is a respected expert not only on Copernicus, but also his “sole pupil” and assistant, Rheticus. Dr. Owen Gingerich, Professor Emeritus of Astronomy at Harvard once mentioned to me how critical Danielson’s research on Copernicus and that era has been for the entire science and faith dialogue. I urge you …