PUBLIC TALK ON ADAM AND THE GENOME: INTERSECTION OF CHRISTIAN FAITH AND GENOMIC EVIDENCE FOR EVOLUTION
The beliefs of many Christians today are being challenged by genomic evidence of human evolution. On February 21, Dr. Dennis Venema, Biology professor at Trinity Western University in Langley, BC, and Dr. Scot McKnight, Professor of New Testament at Northern Seminary in Lombard, Illinois, will explore this provocative topic at a free public talk in Langley.
One of the traditional, core Christian beliefs is that humans are direct, supernatural creations descended uniquely from a single ancestral couple: Adam and Eve. However, today this view is coming under pressure from genomic evidence indicating that humans evolved and descend from a much larger population. This raises serious questions not only for Christian readings of Genesis, but also for how Adam & Eve are understood by New Testament voices, such as Jesus and the apostle Paul.
Dr. Venema and Dr. McKnight have taken this matter by the horns in their brand new book, Adam and the Genome: Reading Scripture after Genetic Science (Brazos, 2017). Their talk will explore the genomics evidence for evolution and consider its implications for evangelical faith, witness, and interpretation of Scripture.
Adam and the Genome: An Evening with Scot McKnight and Dennis Venema
7:00PM-9:30PM, Tuesday, February 21
South Langley Church, 20098 22nd Avenue, Langley, BC, V2Z 1X4
Poster/Promo material: goo.gl/UmsPxX
About CSCA: Conversations on science and faith, as well as debates and internet trolling, are often found in our national and local media. The Canadian Scientific and Christian Affiliation (CSCA) seeks to bring such conversations to a more fruitful level. Many Canadian scientists, working in government laboratories, public and private universities, industry, and medicine are Bible-believing Christians and participate fully in the international scientific community.
TWU Faith and Science Club is made possible by the “Bridging the Two Cultures of Science and the Humanities 2015-16” Project, a project of Scholarship & Christianity In Oxford (SCIO), the UK Centre of the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities (CCCU), which is funded by Templeton Religious Trust. http://www.scio-uk.org/bridging-two-cultures/