FREE PUBLIC EVENT: TWU’s Religious Studies Department, TWU’s Science, Faith, & Human Flourishing initiative, and CSCA present a lecture from Craig Allert (Professor of Religious Studies and History, Trinity Western University). Book Launch: Early Christian Readings of Genesis One: Patristic Exegesis and Literal Interpretation Do the writings of the church fathers support a literalist interpretation of Genesis 1? Young earth creationists have maintained that they do. And it is sensible to look to the Fathers as a check against our modern biases. But before enlisting the Fathers as ammunition in our contemporary Christian debates over creation and evolution, some cautions …

FREE PUBLIC EVENT: CSCA & TWU’s Science, Faith, & Human Flourishing initiative present a lecture from Myron A. Penner (Professor of Philosophy, Trinity Western University). The Bible, Science, and Human Flourishing: The Role of Scripture in Shaping a Christian View of the World Conservative evangelicals are often put in positions of conflict due to their particular view of the Bible as a source of authority—conflict with others both inside and outside of the Christian tradition. Two common flashpoints for these conflicts are (a) differing perspectives on moral issues and (b) rejections of mainstream science. In both cases, conservative evangelicals feel that …

FREE PUBLIC EVENT: Macnab Street Presbyterian Church and CSCA present a lecture from Luke Janssen (Professor of Medicine, McMaster University). Facts or Faith? Reconciling Science & God “Science without religion is lame. Religion without science is blind.” … At least according to Albert Einstein. Imagine that you are a scientist, dealing with facts and evidence. After years of education and training, would you be able to look past everything you’ve been taught to believe in something that you couldn’t definitively prove? That was the situation facing our guest speaker, Dr. Luke Janssen. As a medical research professor at McMaster University, Luke found …

FREE PUBLIC EVENT: West End Baptist Church and the CSCA present a lecture by CSCA President E. Janet Warren (MD, PhD). Alternative Medicine: A Christian Perspective Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) is becoming increasingly popular, and increasingly confusing, in North America. There are concerns about its scientific basis and spiritual roots. Some Christians uncritically use CAM, some “Christianize” it by adding a new label, and some reject it entirely. Consequently, CAM requires careful evaluation from both scientific and spiritual/religious perspectives. This presentation reviews CAM, considers reasons for its popularity and offers suggestions for a Christian response. We are called to responsible stewardship, …

FREE PUBLIC EVENT: CSCA presents a lecture by CSCA President E. Janet Warren (MD, PhD). Alternative Medicine: A Christian Perspective Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) is becoming increasingly popular, and increasingly confusing, in North America. There are concerns about its scientific basis and spiritual roots. Some Christians uncritically use CAM, some “Christianize” it by adding a new label, and some reject it entirely. Consequently, CAM requires careful evaluation from both scientific and spiritual/religious perspectives. This presentation reviews CAM, considers reasons for its popularity and offers suggestions for a Christian response. We are called to responsible stewardship, which includes scientific evaluation, responsible …

FREE PUBLIC EVENT: CSCA presents a special dessert evening with Mark McEwan (Project Development Officer, CSCA) and Tim Opperman (Student & Early Career Rep., CSCA). Faith & Science Conversation over Dessert and Coffee Join us for a special dessert evening and afford an opportunity to meet some of the top CSCA personnel! Mark McEwan, the Project Development Officer will be coming here from the CSCA Project Office Vancouver, along with Tim Opperman, a member of the CSCA Executive Council.  This fellowship is an open and informal evening to share some conversation with Mark and Tim, some videos, and of course, dessert. Mark and Tim will be …

FREE PUBLIC EVENT: CSCA presents a special event with Mark McEwan (Project Development Officer, CSCA) and Tim Opperman (Student & Early Career Rep., CSCA). Science, Faith, & Original Sin Are science and faith generally in conflict, or can we faithfully relate them? What about specific difficulties, such as reconciling modern biology with the Bible? Join the Canadian Scientific and Christian Affiliation (CSCA) for a special evening of science-faith discussion. Mark McEwan (Project Development Officer, CSCA) will briefly consider the usual ways of understanding the science-religion relationship, responding with an approach for relating science and theology without letting one displace, or …

FREE PUBLIC EVENT: CSCA presents a special event with Mark McEwan (Project Development Officer, CSCA) and Tim Opperman (Student & Early Career Rep., CSCA). Science, Faith, & Original Sin Are science and faith generally in conflict, or can we faithfully relate them? What about specific difficulties, such as reconciling modern biology with the Bible? Join the Canadian Scientific and Christian Affiliation (CSCA) for a special evening of science-faith discussion. Mark McEwan (Project Development Officer, CSCA) will briefly consider the usual ways of understanding the science-religion relationship, responding with an approach for relating science and theology without letting one displace, or …

FREE PUBLIC EVENT: InterVarsity at Dalhousie, St. Kateri Eco-Justice Initiative, West End Baptist Church, and the CSCA present a lecture by Katharine Hayhoe (Director, Climate Science Center, Texas Tech University). Christians, Climate and Culture Mounting scientific evidence clearly documents the risks posed by climate change to the poor, the needy, and other vulnerable populations, the very people Christians are called to love. As the scientific evidence builds, however, so does the vocal opposition to this evidence: in Canada, the U.S., Australia and the U.K. Much of the disagreement comes from political and religious conservatives. Why is climate change so polarizing to these …

FREE PUBLIC EVENT: The Hamilton Science & Faith forum and CSCA present a lecture from Patrick Franklin (Associate Professor of Theology, Tyndale Seminary, Toronto) as a part of CSCA’s 2018 Annual General Meeting. Note! 4:15 PM: Lecture & Discussion with Patrick Franklin in Room 213, Academic building. (no RSVP required) 6 – 8:30 PM: Dinner (RSVP required by Oct 25) and CSCA Annual General Meeting to follow in Executive Dining Hall A (Same building). Science as a Missional Enterprise The CSCA is “a fellowship of scientists and those interested in science, who want to understand how science should best interact with the …