Sikkema at The King’s U, Science & Creation-Fall-Redemption

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FREE PUBLIC EVENT: The King’s University and CSCA’s Edmonton chapter present a lecture with Arnold E. Sikkema (CSCA Past-President & current Executive Director; Professor of Physics, Trinity Western University).

50th Anniversary Presidential Lecture
Mar 23 2023

Arnold Sikkema
"The Cosmic Drama Unfolds: Science and the Creation-Fall-Redemption Narrative"

Thursday | 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm | L116, The King's University

The Cosmic Drama Unfolds: Science and the Creation-Fall-Redemption Narrative

The Canadian Scientific & Christian Affiliation, celebrating its 50th anniversary this year, is home to a wide variety of perspectives on science and Christian faith as we network with members and friends of diverse backgrounds who work, study, and engage in a range of contexts relating to science. I have been inspired and challenged by the Reformed tradition, integrating and adapting it with my evolving perspectives, informed by scientific advances, rooted in theological and philosophical foundations, and nuanced through connections within and beyond the CSCA. In this talk, I will discuss ways the creation-fall-redemption narrative is valuable for reflecting on the character, discoveries, and purposes of the natural sciences.

Arnold E. Sikkema is a theoretical physicist with a background in general relativity and condensed matter theory. His current research interests are in theoretical biophysics and in the Christian philosophy of science, particularly in the relationship between physics and biology. Arnold has been involved in Christian higher education since 1997 and joined the executive council of the CSCA in 2011. He served as the President of the CSCA from 2013 to 2016 and became its Executive Director in November 2018. He also leads the Vancouver chapter of the CSCA. Originally from Ontario, he and his wife Valerie (a professional horticulturist) have been happy to call BC home since 1991, except for a sojourn in the USA from 1997 to 2005. They have three adult children, all of whom have studied at TWU.

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