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 firstname.lastname@example.org, and we will respond with the location information. You are welcome to come just for the talk, or join for dinner as well (please indicate your choice). (Please also indicate if you have any special food or accessibility requirements.)
Saturday 23 September
Dinner: 5:30 PM (Pizza)
Talk: 7 – 8 PM (Informal Q & A to follow)
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 explaining how we can be intellectually honest toward both God and scientific inquiry. McEwan concludes that Christian faith is no more “dishonest” about God than science is “dishonest” about the existence of the universe. Come find out why!
Mark McEwan lives in Surrey, BC with his wife, Krystal. He is the Project Development Officer for the CSCA’s “Local Chapters Project.” His office is at Trinity Western University, where he is working to complete a Master’s degree in Theological Studies. He occasionally works at TWU as an sessional instructor for a science and religion seminar, and he occasionally teaches classes in the areas of apologetics and Christianity & culture. In addition to being a certified Electrician, Mark is qualified to teach physical sciences and mathematics at the secondary level. His academic interests include epistemology, philosophy, apologetics, and the fruitful interaction of science and theology. He feels especially called to serve Christ by encouraging responsible thinking in matters of theology, science, and especially with respect to interactions between the two.