I have appreciated the work of J. Richard Middleton for many years. His research on how the Imago Dei coincides with human evolution has been instrumental to my own work on Original Sin and the evolutionary origins of morality, and I eagerly anticipate his upcoming plenary lecture on human distinctiveness and the origin of evil. I had the pleasure of seeing him speak at Regent College in 2015, and his lecture on human nature from both the theological and evolutionary biological perspectives was certainly well received by the captivated audience. He has a unique vantage point, and he carefully weaves disparate threads together in a beautiful way. He is a gifted speaker, an attentive scholar, and a genuinely warm and sincere person. I highly encourage you to seek out his work, read his bio on the conference website and come hear him speak in May at the CSCA conference on Science & Christianity in Canada.
CSCA is holding a conference dealing with science and Christianity in Canada at, and co-hosted by, Trinity Western University, May 11 – 14, 2018. This conference will include Canadians in science, speakers dealing with issues relevant to our theme, and talks on science and Christian faith in general. Info and registration: www.csca.ca/may2018