Mid-Winter Convocation 2018
Faith and Science
Jan. 24-26, 2018
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.
Download a printable registration form and mail it in with payment by Nov. 30 to receive the early-bird discount.