This category includes all upcoming events that are near any local chapter across Canada. It is not restricted to CSCA-sponsored events, so it may include related events that may simply be of interest to a local chapter.

Everyone is welcome at our CSCA Edmonton Meet & Greet BBQ. Come meet other local people who are interested in faith and science! This event ends in close proximity to our event with Ted Davis at 7 pm. Guests are welcome to attend both the BBQ and the lecture, or just one or the other. Venue Change Due to weather, we have moved the BBQ to the U of A campus, which will make it easier to attend the lecture afterward in any case, for those who want to. Free BBQ:  St. Joseph’s college (Boardroom), U of A 111325 89 …

CSCA presents a free, public lecture by our Project Development Officer, Mark McEwan (M. Theological Studies cand., Trinity Western University). FREE PUBLIC LECTURE Is Christian Faith Dishonest? Location: The Laurentian Leadership Centre of Trinity Western University 252 Metcalfe Street, Ottawa, ON K2P 1R3 With Refreshments! ABSTRACT: In light of modern science, atheists like Richard Dawkins accuse Christianity of being dishonest. Instead of looking at evidence, he says, religious people already have their conclusions “in advance” from a “holy book,” and any new evidence will always be automatically dismissed. Is Dawkins’s objection valid? Is there something intellectually dishonest about Christian faith? This talk answers Dawkins by …

Intervarsity Christian Fellowship and the CSCA present a lecture by Ted Davis (Professor of History of Science, Messiah College) Galileo and the Garden of Eden: Galileo’s Hermeneutics, Modern Christians, and Natural History FREE PUBLIC LECTURE Location: University of Alberta, Central Academic Building (CAB) 243 OPTIONAL: Join CSCA Edmonton for a BBQ at 5 PM. Abstract: To defend Copernican theory from the charge of being contrary to the Bible, Galileo argued that God’s “two books” of Scripture and nature could be harmonized by recognizing that Scripture is “accommodated” to ordinary human language and ideas, which are not scientific. Galileo’s hermeneutical strategy was widely …

Power to Change, FaithTech, CSCA, and the Christian Reformed campus ministry at the University of Waterloo​​ are hosting a Veritas Forum. Is the Mind a Machine? A Christian & Naturalistic Perspective Free Public Lecture Location: M3-1006 (Mathematics 3 Building), University of Waterloo RSVP Here It is quite common in popular culture, especially in sci-fi, that the brain is essentially a “computer made out of meat.” But does this accurately represent human cognition? The mind might have machine-like qualities, but does this mean there is nothing more to it? Where do spiritual matters fit in? Come hear a dialogue between two very …

Wycliffe College, Faith Today, Power to Change, RZIM, Centre for Inquiry Canada, Network of Christian Scholars, and the CSCA present a dialogue on God’s existence between two major voices. This event will be streamed at our Vancouver Chapter, with an in-house discussion panel to follow. Free Public Stream with Discussion Panel to Follow: Alister McGrath & Michael Shermer – “Is God a Figment of Our Imagination?” Location: Trinity Western University (Northwest Auditorium) 7600 Glover Road, Langley, BC Description Paul Dirac, the British theoretical physicist, famously said, “If we are honest — and scientists have to be — we must admit that religion …

CSCA presents a student event with a talk from our Project Development Officer, Mark McEwan (M. Theological Studies cand., Trinity Western University). Is Christian Faith Dishonest? Student / Young Adult Event  On Saturday, September 23rd, we will have a special event hosted by one of our local members. This is an opportunity to connect with locals who are interested in science and Christianity. The talk itself is aimed at students, but everyone is most welcome to come and interact. Space is limited, so please RSVP by sending an email to pdo@csca.ca, and we will respond with the location information. You are welcome to come just …

Regent College and CSCA present a lecture by Ross Hastings (Sangwoo Youtong Chee Associate Professor of Theology, Regent College) for the launch of his new book, Echoes of Coinherence: Trinitarian Theology and Science Together. BOOK LAUNCH: ECHOES OF COINHERENCE Free Public Lecture Location: Regent College, Vancouver You are invited to join us for an evening lecture celebrating the release of Dr. Ross Hastings’s latest publication. Dr. Hastings will be giving a lecture introducing his latest book, Echoes of Coinherence: Trinitarian Theology and Science Together. It will be a presentation on the intertwined history of the disciplines of theology and science, focusing …

The CSCA presents a lecture by Dennis Venema (Professor of Biology, Trinity Western University). Adam and the Genome: What Our DNA Says (and Doesn’t Say) about Our Origins FREE PUBLIC LECTURE Location: K.C. Irving Environmental Science Centre Auditorium, Acadia University, Wolfville, NS  Abstract: Many Christians believe that humans are direct, supernatural creations who did not result from an evolutionary process. Additionally, many Christians hold that all humans today descend uniquely from a single ancestral couple: Adam and Eve. These strongly-held convictions are now under pressure, namely from genomics evidence that indicates humans evolved and descend from a large population, rather than from …

West End Baptist Church and the CSCA present a lecture by Dennis Venema (Professor of Biology, Trinity Western University). Adam and the Genome: What Our DNA Says (and Doesn’t Say) about Our Origins FREE PUBLIC LECTURE Location: West End Baptist Church, 1986 Preston Street, Halifax, NS B3H 3W2 Abstract: Many Christians believe that humans are direct, supernatural creations who did not result from an evolutionary process. Additionally, many Christians hold that all humans today descend uniquely from a single ancestral couple: Adam and Eve. These strongly-held convictions are now under pressure, namely from genomics evidence that indicates humans evolved and descend from …

The CSCA presents a lecture by Dennis Venema (Professor of Biology, Trinity Western University). FREE PUBLIC LECTURE Adam and the Genome: What Our DNA Says (and Doesn’t Say) about Our Origins Location: Stulz Hall (Room 177), Crandall University, Moncton, NB Abstract: Many Christians believe that humans are direct, supernatural creations who did not result from an evolutionary process. Additionally, many Christians hold that all humans today descend uniquely from a single ancestral couple: Adam and Eve. These strongly-held convictions are now under pressure, namely from genomics evidence that indicates humans evolved and descend from a large population, rather than from a single …