Has science disproved God? Or do new scientific discoveries actually provide compelling support for faith? According to a recent survey, 55% of American adults believe that “science and religion [are] often in conflict.” This same attitude can be found among young adults. Nearly a third of young adults with a Christian background say “churches are out of step with the scientific world we live in,” and a quarter of them think “Christianity is anti-science.”
Join us on Sept. 21, 2014 by becoming a host for this worldwide simulcast event, your church or Christian school can address questions about faith and science in a positive, constructive manner with engaging, world-class speakers. REGISTER TODAY
The simulcast will feature renowned Oxford University Professor John Lennox and New York Times bestselling author Stephen Meyer, two of today’s leading speakers and writers on the intersection between science and faith. The simulcast will be emceed by bestselling author Eric Metaxas, whose speaking style has been described as “a combination of edgy wit, charm, inspiration, evangelization, [and] thoughtfulness,” making him a highly sought after public speaker, especially on college campuses.
Questions to be addressed during the simulcast include:
• Has science disproved God?
• Are science and faith really in conflict?
• Just how “scientific” are the claims of leading atheists?
• Are human beings the result of an unguided Darwinian process?
• Does nature supply evidence of intelligent design?
To maximize the impact of this simulcast, churches will be able to purchase resource packs of books, videos, and curricula for those who want to continue to explore the issues raised. Free digital documents that can be printed and distributed to attendees will also be provided.
This simulcast will be of interest to everyone, but it will be especially helpful for parents and their middle school, high school, and college-age children. Churches with significant high school and/or college ministries will also find this event particularly valuable. There are many ways a church or Christian school or even a homeschool co-op could use this event effectively: As an all-church seminar; as part of an adult education series on science and faith; as a back-to-school event for parents and youth; and/or as a special youth group event.
Churches and schools who sign-up to host this simulcast by March 30, 2014 can submit three questions for the speakers to consider answering during the question and answer part of the event.
Sunday, September 21, 2014
This event is sponsored by the Center for Science and Culture at Discovery Institute, a non-partisan, non-profit research and educational organization that supports the research of scientists and other scholars who believe nature supplies evidence of intelligent design. For more information, visit http://www.discovery.org/csc or http://www.intelligentdesign.org.
Stephen Meyer :
Director of the Center for Science and Culture at Discovery Institute, Dr. Stephen Meyer is author of Signature in the Cell: DNA and the Evidence for Intelligent Design and Darwin’s Doubt: The Explosive Origin of Animal Life and the Case for Intelligent Design, a New York Times bestseller. Dr. Meyer has been interviewed by ABC, NBC, CBS, CNN, Fox News, PBS, and the BBC, and featured in two front-page stories in the New York Times. In 2008, he appeared with Ben Stein in the documentary Expelled: No Intelligence Allowed, and in 2009, he was honored as “Daniel of the Year” by WORLD magazine. Dr. Meyer’s TrueU: Does God Exist? DVD series for high school and college students was produced by Focus on the Family and has received much acclaim.
Follow Prof. Lennox on twitter @ProfJohnLennox
An internationally renowned speaker on the relationship between science and faith, Dr. John Lennox is Professor of Mathematics at Oxford University and holds doctorates from Cambridge University, Oxford University, and the University of Wales. Referred to by some as today’s C.S. Lewis, Dr. Lennox has debated leading atheists such as Richard Dawkins, Christopher Hitchens, and Peter Singer, and has authored numerous books, including God’s Undertaker: Has Science Buried God?, God and Stephen Hawking, Gunning for God, and Seven Days that Divide the World. Dr. Lennox has lectured widely across Europe, North America, Asia, and Australia.
Follow Eric on twitter @EricMetaxas
Eric Metaxas is author of the award-winning New York Times bestseller, Bonhoeffer: Pastor, Martyr, Prophet, Spy, which has been translated into 15 languages. Along with his colleague John Stonestreet, Metaxas is the voice of BreakPoint, a radio commentary that is broadcast on 1,400 radio outlets with an audience of eight million people. Metaxas is also host of Socrates in the City, a monthly event in New York City of “entertaining and thought-provoking discussions on ‘life, God, and other small topics.’” Metaxas is a favorite speaker on college campuses. Says one college official: “His rapier wit, compelling content, and communication skills resonated widely across the campus… Weeks after his… address, people were still talking about Eric.”
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