Events organised, sponsored, or co-sponsored by CSCA or a local group of CSCA members.

FREE PUBLIC EVENT: Ambrose University, AAAS, CorPath.ca, and the CSCA present a lecture by John van Sloten (Pastor, Teacher, & Writer).   ​Knowing God through the Mind of a Scientist Even as the nature of nature says something about who God is, so too does the nature of a scientist. Scientists are made in the image of God. They “think God’s thoughts after him” (Kepler) and unpack a universe that God has made. This talk will explore the connection between the minds of astrophysicists, biologists, researchers, science practitioners and students, and the empirical mind of God. John Van Sloten is …

FREE PUBLIC EVENT: The Hamilton Science & Faith Forum and the CSCA present a lecture by Travis Kroeker (Religious Studies, McMaster).   ​Technology as Principality: The Elimination of Incarnation St. Paul’s language of “principalities and powers” pertains to three related domains of reality: nature, politics and religion—all of which are related to causal language of “law” (nomos), of which an account is given by reason (logos). The “logos become flesh” (Christ) provides an account of embodied reality that frees human beings from the subjugating nomoi of authorities and powers that have blinded people via false accounts. Technology, I suggest, represents …

FREE PUBLIC EVENT: The Hamilton Science & Faith Forum and the CSCA present a lecture by John Bonnet (Associate Professor, Dept. of History, Brock University).   The Pursuit of History and Beauty by Other Means: Some Thoughts on the Potential for a Digital Theology Most individuals who concern themselves with scholarship and letters tend to have a very narrow conception of the Digital Humanities:  the application of computation to support text analysis. In this line of reasoning, digital humanists are primarily concern with using computing to support tasks such as authorship attribution, linguistic analysis, and key-word-in-context readings of large-scale corpora …

FREE PUBLIC EVENT: The Hamilton Science & Faith Forum and the CSCA present a lecture by Derek Schuurman (Professor of Computer Science, Calvin University).   The Challenges of Transhumanism: Discerning a Christian Response The adage that “we shape our tools, and thereafter our tools shape us” takes on a new meaning with transhumanism. Transhumanism is a movement that seeks to enhance humans using technology far beyond the limits of their current physical and intellectual capacities to evolve into something better. Technology, like glasses, pacemakers, and artificial limbs, already augment human capabilities, but the goal of these technologies is to restore …

FREE PUBLIC EVENT: The Hamilton Science & Faith Forum and the CSCA present a lecture by Dirk Windhorst, Department of Education (retired), Redeemer University College.   Is Technology a Threat to Education? George Grant in the Light of John Dewey In this presentation, the views of George Parkin Grant (1918-1988) will be examined regarding the relationship between technology and education.  How did he define technology? What did he mean by education? If we accept his understanding of those terms, to what extent does technology threaten education?  After his definitions are compared to those of John Dewey (1859-1952), Grant and Dewey …