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WMN204 – Religion and Science: Pathways to Truth

WMN204 – Religion and Science: Pathways to Truth

Course Dates: August 13 – October 8, 2018

Must we reject belief in God to accept the findings of science?
Dr. Francis S. Collins, Director of the National Institutes of Health, hosts this ground-breaking series in which several leading scientists, theologians, and philosophers explore the contrasts and similarities between religion and science. This group of experts considers if and how religion and science might coexist and even complement one another in the 21st century.

Lessons include:

  1. Introduction — Francis S. Collins, Director, The Human Genome Project
  2. Friends or Foes? The Story of a Complex Relationship — David Wilkinson, St. John’s College, Durham
  3. Truth in Science and Theology — Philip Clayton, Claremont School of Theology
  4. God and Nature — Keith Ward, Oxford University
  5. Creation and Evolution — Darrel Falk, Point Loma Nazarene University
  6. What Does It Mean to Be Human? — Warren Brown, Fuller Theological Seminary
  7. The God of Hope and the End of the World — John Polkinghorne, Cambridge University
  8. Genetic Science and the Frontiers of Ethics — Ted Peters, Pacific Lutheran Theological Seminar

2.0 CEUs are available.

Price: $50

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Meg Calvin

Meg’s roots are in Texas, but she has served in the Sunflower State as the Director of Children’s and Family Ministry at First United Methodist Church of Winfield, Kansas, for nearly a decade. Meg is the author of The Bluebonnet Child; Finding Grace in Poor Soil, and she has a BA in Religion and Philosophy from Southwestern College of Kansas and an MA in Children’s and Family Ministry from Bethel Seminary of Minnesota. She is blessed to serve on a church staff that operates from a team mentality in creating sacred moments of outreach and worship. Meg loves cultivating conversations over the following topics: serving kids of troubled homes, vocational calling, and building strong, spirit-led church volunteer teams.

Meg loves Fitbit challenges, reading the autobiographies of comedians, learning Spanish, antiquing, and game nights with friends. She and her husband spend most of their free-time playing tag with their young daughter. Connect with her at www.thebluebonnetchild.com and on social media.