Modern scientific theories and methods provide us with powerful models and tools for understanding our world. Riding on the success of the modern sciences as their platform, some popular scientists today downplay the significance of religious questions and attempt to undermine religious truth claims. In their view, science has made religion obsolete. In contrast, the sciences provide us with accurate and effective but not comprehensive knowledge about reality. Science serves humanity best when it is practiced within a broader, holistic framework that includes other means of apprehending truth, including religious ones.
Speaker: Patrick Franklin, Assistant Professor of Theology and Ethics, Providence Seminary, Otterburne, MB. He is the Coordinating Book Review Editor for Perspectives on Science and Christian Faith, our peer-reviewed academic journal, and CSCA’s contact person for the Winnipeg area.
This lecture is part of the Providence Public Lecture Series 2015, a community service for the general public. Admission is free, and no registration is required. CSCA is happy to help provide publicity for this set of lectures; Dr. Franklin gives this lecture in three venues:
- Feb 17: Eastman Education Centre, 385 Loewen Blvd, Steinbach
- Feb 21: McNally Robinson Bookstore, Grant Park Shopping Centre, 1120 Grant Avenue, Winnipeg
- Feb 28: Multi-purpose room, South Central Regional Library, 160 Main St, Winkler