Beyond the Creation Wars

Eleventh Annual Andrews Autumn Conference on Religion and Science

Beyond the Creation Wars
October 28-29, 2016

The 2016 Andrews Autumn Conference will be held October 28-29, 2016 on the campus of Andrews University, Berrien Springs, Michigan. Featured speakers are Darrel Falk (Point Loma Nazarene University), Todd Wood (Core Academy of Science), and Rob Barrett (The Colossian Forum).

The science and theology of origins has been an occasion for strenuous conflicts among Christians. As different sides have formed and solidified their positions and arguments, the ability to listen well and work together in the pursuit of truth and love has sadly dwindled.

Darrel Falk and Todd Wood are Christians who hold different positions on origins, and hold them strongly. However, for the past three years they have been nurturing their shared bond in Christ as a way of moving forward from an entrenchment that has been harmful to God’s people. They have not changed their views on origins, but through their friendship, they have developed an ability to communicate well, care for one another, and pursue truth and love in edifying ways. In this conference, Todd and Darrel will outline their positions on origins, respond to each other’s critiques, and narrate their journey together as fellow pilgrims. Conference discussions will provide opportunities for exploring how their example might help more scientists and theologians move beyond the conflicts which are damaging the mission of the Church on a number of fronts.


For more information, schedule, registration, and campus map, visit this link: http://digitalcommons.andrews.edu/aac/2016/.

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There is no cost for the conference, However, please register by Monday, October 24, 2016. You can register by clicking on the Eventbrite logo below. This will help us plan for the correct number of participants.

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Posters in two different formats for your use are here: 2016 Conference Poster with Margin and 2016 Conference Poster-Print to Edge,

 


Tenth Annual Andrews Autumn Conference on Religion and Science

Benefit of the Doubt
Friday, October 23, and Saturday, October 24, 2015

The 2015 Andrews Autumn Conference was held October 23-24 and featured keynote speaker Gregory Boyd, Senior Pastor of Woodland Hills Church and author of  Is God to Blame, God at War, and Benefit of the Doubt.

The conference began with a presentation by Gregory Boyd on “The Danger of Certainty-Seeking Faith” on Friday night, October 23 at 7:30 pm at Pioneer Memorial Church. Saturday morning, October 24, Boyd presentation was entitled "Honesty: The Foundation of Biblical Faith." Steve Harnish, Professor of Mathematics at Bluffton University pesented on “Mathematical truths, doubts and (un)certainties: Dynamics of a creative relationality” and Richard Rice, Professor of Theological Studies at Loma Linda University, presented on “Trust and Doubt in the Drama of Faith.”  The conference concluded with worship.

 


Ninth Annual Andrews Autumn Conference on Religion and Science

Faith & Reason: Questions at the Interface of Religion and Science
Saturday, October 25, 2014

The ninth annual Andrews Autumn Conference will take place October 25, 2014 at the Julian Thompson Amphitheater, Science Complex, on the campus of Andrews University, Berrien Springs, Michigan, from 8:30am - 5:00pm with dinner following.

Speaker for the conference this year is Nancey Murphy, Professor of Christian Philosophy at Fuller Theological Seminary, who was the speaker at the first Goshen Conference on Science and Religion.

With undergraduate degrees in psychology and philosophy, and a PhD in Philosophy of Science at the University of California, Berkeley (where she studied under the famed and iconoclastic philosopher of science Paul Feyerabend), Murphy is the author of Theology in the Age of Scientific Reasoning (which won prizes from both the American Academy of Religion and the Templeton Foundation) and of Bodies and Souls, or Spirited Bodies? She is the co-author of Whatever Happened to the Soul; On the Moral Nature of the Universe; and Did My Neurons Make Me Do It? Philosophical and Neurobiological Perspectives on Moral Responsibility and Free Will. She is a member of the Board of Directors of the Center for Theology and the Natural Sciences, serves as an editorial advisor for Theology and Science and Theology Today and a corresponding editor for Christianity Today, and is an ordained minister in the Church of the Brethren.

Eighth Annual Andrews Autumn Conference on Religion and Science
Faith & Reason: Foundations of Religion and Science
Saturday, October 26, 2013

 

The eight annual Andrews Autumn Conference took place October 26, 2013 at the Julian Thompson Amphitheater, Science Complex, on the campus of Andrews University, Berrien Springs, Michigan, from 8:00am - 5:00pm.

The speakers for the conference were Paul Keim, Professor of Old Testament at Goshen College, Goshen, Indiana; Steve Harnish, Professor of Mathematics at Bluffton University in Bluffton, Ohio, Karl Bailey, Professor of Psychology at Andrews University, Berrien Springs, Michigan, and Ante Jerončić, Associate Professor of Religion at Andrews University, Berrien Springs, Michigan.