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G.U.’s Science and Faith Conference Tackles Evolution, Aliens and More

by Rachel Heston-Davis G.U.’s Science and Faith Conference Tackles Evolution, Aliens and More

Tough questions about the relationship between science and faith take center stage at a conference hosted by Greenville University November 8-10, 2019.

The Science Through the Eyes of Faith (STEF) Conference invites the intellectually curious to hear from professors, researchers and theologians as they discuss challenging science-related questions, such as:

  • Can we reconcile the theory of evolution with Christian theology?
  • Are we alone in the universe?
  • Can we explain the prevalence of suffering in the natural world from a theological standpoint?
  • What is creation care and why does it matter?
  • How should Christians respond to CRISPR gene editing and other rapid advances in biotechnology?

Speakers at the STEF Conference will tailor their material to the general public, not just professional scientists, stresses G.U.’s Department of Physics and Engineering Chair Hyung Choi. The University also invites teachers, students, professors and the intellectually curious to this faith-filled discussion.

Speakers include:

Participating G.U. faculty represent both the sciences and theology, including Hyung Choi (physics and engineering), Lindsey Mao (biology), Daryl Cox (chemistry), Eugene Dunkley (biology), Ben Wayman (theology and ministry) and Aubrey McClain (Jewish-Christian studies).

The conference’s goal—to facilitate connection between Christian faith and scientific pursuit—continues the mission championed for years by recently-retired G.U. chemistry professor Darrell Iler, who led the Greenville Religion and Science Society (GRASS) and taught courses on science and faith at the University.

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You help students pursue our creator through their study of His universe when you support initiatives like the Catalyst Fund and the Foundation for the Sciences at Greenville University. Thank you for giving!

This story was published on July 02, 2019

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