Loving God with All Your Mind, and Alzheimer’s

Bryan C. Auday, PhD, is Professor and Chair of the Department of Psychology at Gordon College, Wenham, MA, and is also the founding Director of the Neuroscience Program there. He recently completed as Co-Medical Editor the Salem Health Magill’s Medical Guide (7th edition), Vols. 1-5, Hackensack, NJ: Grey House Publishing, 2014. Auday describes for us here the latest developments and challenges from Alzheimer’s Disease for the sciences, our society, and Christian faith. The essay is intended as an invitation. Readers are encouraged to take up one of the insights or questions, or maybe a related one that was not mentioned, and draft an article (typically about 5,000-8,000 words) that contributes to the conversation. These can be sent to Dr. Auday at Bryan.Auday@gordon.edu. He will send the best essays on to peer review and then we will select from those for publication in an Alzheimer’s science theme issue of Perspectives on Science and Christian Faith. The lead editorial in the December 2013 issue of PSCF outlines what the journal looks for in article contributions. For best consideration for inclusion in the theme issue, manuscripts should be received electronically before 1 May 2017.

Looking forward to hearing your perspectives,

James C. Peterson
Editor of Perspectives on Science and Christian Faith

PSCF, June 2016: Canadian Contributions

The June 2016 issue of Perspectives on Science and Christian Faith, the peer-reviewed academic journal of the ASA and CSCA, has arrived in Canadian mailboxes. As is often the case, there are a good number of Canadian contributions to this issue, which we highlight below. If you are not yet a member of CSCA, the journal may be available in an academic library near you.

Canadian Contributions to PSCF 68, no. 2 (June 2016)

CSCA Past President and PSCF Editor James C. Peterson opens the issue with a brief editorial about its theme, entitled “Natural evil and the love of God.” This is followed by Canadians writing two of the four main articles and three of the nine book reviews. Of course there are other valuable articles, communications, and reviews, but we are highlighting these below for their “Canadian content.”


  • John R. Wood (The King’s University in Edmonton, AB and an ASA executive council member): “An ecological perspective on the role of death in creation”
  • Bethany Sollereder (Oxford, and former student and early career representative on the CSCA executive council): “Evolution, suffering, and the creative love of God”

Book Reviews

  • Derek Schuurman (Redeemer College, Ancaster, ON) on Mapping your academic career: Charting the course of a professor’s life by Gary Burge
  • Hendrik van der Breggen (Providence University College, Otterburne, MB) on Beyond the abortion wars: A way forward for a new generation by Charles Camosy
  • James J. Rusthoven (McMaster emeritus professor of oncology) on Christian bioethics: A guide for pastors, health care professionals, and families

Local Chapters Project Newsletter: June 2016

In the early months of this year, our Local Chapters Project Team (your Executive Council) hit the ground running on a number of different fronts. Find out more in our June 2016 Newsletter:

Click here: Continue reading our Local Chapters Project Newsletter (June 2016).

Starting Your Local Chapter

CSCA members will recall our earlier announcement of our Local Chapters Project, funded by a grant from the Templeton World Charity Foundation, Inc.

By now many of you have heard about our new Local Chapters Project, funded by a grant from Templeton World Charity Foundation, Inc. With this funding, we are able to start at least six additional chapters in locations across Canada!

This will help you to fund local events and join the conversation that is taking place in existing active local chapters like Hamilton and Vancouver.Local chapters will allow the CSCA to develop strong and colourful local identities that have an impact in their own communities.

What do I need to start a local chapter?

  • Three members of the CSCA. (One of the three can be a student member.)
  • One member to be the contact person (see expectations here along with the resources CSCA will provide)
  • Follow this step-by-step guide!

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Think Write Publish: Science & Religion

CSCA folks may be interested to take advantage of this unique opportunity to participate in a writing fellowship focusing on non-fictional narratives that emphasize the compatibility of science and religion.
Did you know that we’ve been posting calls for papers/abstracts on this site that relate to science and religion? Find them from the main menu: Participate > Calls for Submissions > Calls for Papers.

Communicating Harmonies Between Science & Religion Using Narrative Nonfiction—Through an Innovative, Collaborative Thinking and Writing Program

This is a call for applicants to our flagship program–12, two-year, non-residential narrative writing Fellowships. Fellows will receive travel to 3 all-expense-paid writing workshops around the nation, dedicated mentors and editorial support, exposure of their work at 5 events at science museums in the US and Canada, publishing opportunities, and a $10,000 honorarium.
Recipients of the Think Write Publish Fellowship will develop and write a true story or a series of true stories exploring the harmonies between science and religion. The Fellowship program will not only give Fellows the time and opportunity to craft a publishable story, but will provide them with essential professional guidance and a community of Fellow writers and influential members of the publishing world.
The deadline for applications is May 15, 2016.
The program is based at Arizona State University–Think Write Publish–focused on exploring the intersections between science and religion.