Plenary at Mid-Winter Convocation

Mid-Winter Convocation

Mid-Winter Convocation 2018

Faith and Science

Jan. 24-26, 2018
Luther Seminary

Ever since the Age of Enlightenment, there has been a tension between the scientific fields and the world's religions. Today, scientific language permeates all of our media as we grapple with technology, medicine and climate change. Research shows that people tend to hold their religious beliefs separate from their scientific knowledge, keeping us from connecting our worship lives to daily living.

How do we as theological leaders engage in both scientific understanding and faithful proclamation to assist in bridging this gap? Join scholars, scientists, and pastors as we explore the important intersection of faith and science. 


  • Taking Einstein to Youth Ministry: Faith, Science, and the Faith Formation of Young People
    Andrew Root, Associate Professor and Carrie Olson Baalson Chair of Youth and Family Ministry, Luther Seminary
  • Creation Catechesis and Reading the Book of Nature
    Lea Schweitz, Associate Professor of Systematic Theology/Religion and Science, Director of the Zygon Center for Religion and Science, Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago
  • The Interactive Universe: It’s All About Relationships
    Grace Wolf-Chase, Associate, The Department of Astronomy & Astrophysics, The University of Chicago
  • Burgess Lecture: Religious Encounters Along Chinese and Silk Roads-Reflections on the Spiritual and Inter-Religious Issues in Christian Missions
    Ron Choong, Ph.D., Academy for Christian Thought
  • Is Religion Dangerous or Just Plain Stupid? On Atheism Dressed-up as Science 
    Alan Padgett, Professor of Systematic Theology, Luther Seminary

Early-bird discounts are available through December 15, 2017.

Register Today

Download a printable registration form and mail it in with payment by Nov. 30 to receive the early-bird discount.

Registration fees

$220 per person

$170 per person for retired participants

$205 for a group of three or more when registration is received at the same time

The cost of paid registrations includes a non-refundable fee of $50 (per person).

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