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Regent College “Interface” Series Live-Streamed at TWU

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“Science, Faith, & Human Flourishing” at TWU and the Canadian Scientific and Christian Affiliation present a series of FREE PUBLIC LIVE-STREAMS hosted at Trinity Western University. These lectures will be live-streamed from Regent College in Vancouver. Note! With refreshments! Location: Northwest Auditorium, Trinity Western University, 7600 Glover Road, Langley, BC Six lectures live streamed at TWU from Regent: Professor McGrath, a leading authority in the field, will speak of his own perception of science and religious faith, reflecting on his progression from atheism to Christianity. The lecture will focus on two central ways of understanding the relation of science and religious faith: the …

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Purposeful Randomness in God’s Creation

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As part of our 3-year Local Chapters Project, CSCA is producing a series of pamphlets on matters of science and faith. These “Faith and Science, Eh?” pamphlets are provided as a courtesy to help Canadians explore intersections of science and Christian faith in a variety of areas. These pamphlets may be downloaded, printed, and distributed free of charge. This blog post reproduces the full text of this pamphlet. Adapted from Chapter 2 of Christian J. Barrigar, Freedom All The Way Up: God and the Meaning of Life in a Scientific Age (Friesen, 2017). Randomness in Creation? Is there genuine randomness …

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ASA 2018 Live-Streams

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Unable to join us for the 2018 Annual Meeting of the American Scientific Affiliation (and CSCA)? Watch the live stream this weekend here: http://www.ustream.tv/channel/DCBnnuBfpyz Events scheduled for live-streaming: (all times are Eastern Daylight Time) Friday, July 27: 7:00 PM – Opening Session Friday, July 27: 7:30 PM – Douglas Lauffenburger, “Humanizing Therapeutics Discovery” Saturday, July 28: 8:45 AM – Nigel M. De S. Cameron, “A Human Century?” Saturday, July 28: 7:30 PM – Francis S. Collins “The Joyful Complementarity of Science and Faith” Sunday, July 29: 11:00 AM – Noreen Herzfeld, “Cybernetic Enhancement and the Problem of the Self” Sunday, July 29: 8:15 PM – State of the ASA …

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Looking forward to Janet Danielson’s Six Pieces of a Reverberant Cosmos

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I first met Janet Danielson at a satellite conference of the 2014 Annual Meeting of the ASA/CSCA, entitled Academy Regained. The main conference was held at Hamilton’s McMaster University, and part of the satellite was held “up the mountain” at Redeemer University College. Janet’s talk on “Music as Science and Art” revealed to me the depth and breadth of her awareness of and engagement with the physics of music and the music of physics. She noted how music, like science, brings to light the glory of God. Her deep interest in exploring music as a precise quantitative art showed up …

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Astronomy, Life, and Our Cosmic Creator

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S. D. Benecchi (PhD, MIT) is a senior astronomer at the Planetary Science Institute. Her research focuses on small bodies, often binaries, in the outer solar system. That work has included being part of the Deep Ecliptic Survey (DES), a program to discover and dynamically characterize ~500 Kuiper belt objects (KBOs), and the Outer Solar System Origins Survey. Indeed there is a minor planet, 21458 Susank, named for her. Active in educational outreach, she recently completed with two co-authors, a curriculum entitled The Crossroads of Science and Faith: Astronomy Through a Christian Worldview. On the ASA and CSCA web sites, …

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Looking Forward to Venema at CSCA 2018

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I am really excited about hearing Dennis Venema speak at the upcoming conference on May 11th-14th. He has a particular talent for explaining complicated topics in the areas of genetics and biology in an engaging and informative way. I have personally benefited from listening to his talks on the biological evidence for evolution and cannot recommend his recent book enough. Co-authored with New Testament professor Scot McKnight, Adam and the Genome: Reading Scripture After Genetic Science is a brilliant example of the interplay between science and faith. He has also contributed a great many blog posts to Biologos. On May …

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Looking Forward to Santa Ono at TWU

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Perhaps not many Christians in BC’s Lower Mainland are aware that the President of UBC, Santa J. Ono, is himself an evangelical Christian. As a professor of medicine and biology, Ono has worked at Harvard, Johns Hopkins, University College London, and Emory, where he served as faculty advisor for several InterVarsity Christian Fellowship chapters. Prior to his appointment at UBC, he was president of the University of Cincinnati. Ono is deeply committed to diversity and being open about one’s religious beliefs while being respectful to those with differing beliefs. His favourite book is The Language of God: A Scientist Presents …

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EFC Podcast with CSCA President Janet Warren

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Karen Stiller of The Evangelical Fellowship of Canada recently interviewed CSCA President E. Janet Warren on CSCA, matters of science and faith, and our upcoming national conference on science and Christianity.  Listen Now 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 Our special evening “Sky Gala” on May 12 is included with conference admission, but it is also …

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Apologetics at CSCA 2018

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After sharing their faith, many Christians these days encounter a familiar response: “Well, I’m a man of science,” or “It’s nice that works for you, but I prefer to base my beliefs on science”–or perhaps even “Hasn’t science proven the Bible to be just wrong and out of date?” The topic of science-and-faith often comes up in conversations involving apologetics, and, increasingly so, science seems to be one of the main reasons that western people either leave the Christian faith, or feel justified in dismissing it out of hand. That is one of many reasons I am so grateful that …

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Looking Forward to Hayhoe on Faith & Climate Change

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I have heard Katharine Hayhoe present twice before and am still excited about hearing her again at our upcoming May conference. Not only is she an engaging speaker, but she is extremely knowledgeable and passionate about climate change, and endeavors to provide non-biased information about its effects on our planet. Katharine, originally from Toronto, is the director of the Climate Science Center at Texas Tech University in Lubbock and the founder of ATMOS research, which provides government, industry, and non-profit organizations with relevant information about climate change. She will be presenting on “Christians, Climate Science, and our Culture,” in which …