Sept 13-15, 2010

Westminster College

Aim of Course

This course aims to equip church leaders and those training for ministry to answer some of the questions about science and religion which they might well face during the course of their ministry. Are science and religion in conflict? How does one interpret the early chapters of Genesis? How do we understand the foundational Christian doctrines in the light of science, and how are ethical issues raised by science to be handled?

Please note that the list of speakers has changed from that originally published.  Please accept our apologies.

Speakers (listed in alphabetical order) and topics

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  • Revd Dave Bookless : Earthing Theology: Caring for Creation in Urban and Rural Contexts
  • John Bryant : The Science-Religion Dialogue in the 21st Century – a Biologist’s Perspective; and Genetic Engineering
  • Revd Prof. Alasdair Coles : Imaging the religious brain: what can brain imaging tell us about religion?
  • Dr James Hannam : Science and Christianity: A Historical Sketch
  • Revd Dr Rodney Holder : Is the Universe Designed?
  • Revd Dr John Weaver : A Theological Approach to the Environment and Climate Change
  • John Wyatt : What does it Mean to be a Person? Matters of Life and Death

Venue

The course will be held at Westminster College, Madingley Rd, Cambridge, CB3 0AA. Click here to obtain further details about the College.

Westminster College is housed in an impressive late 19th century grade II listed building situated in two acres of gardens within easy walking distance of Cambridge City Centre, the celebrated ‘Backs’ and other University Colleges.

Westminster College is on the main ring road within easy access off the M11 and A14 and has limited on-site parking. The College is a short taxi ride from the train and bus stations. Airport coach or train from Stansted Airport (the most convenient airport for Cambridge) takes 30-40 minutes. Location map for Westminster College.

Course Schedule

Monday September 13
6.00 pm Arrival
6.45 pm Dinner
7.45 pm Introduction
8.00 pm Prof. John Bryant: The Science-Religion Dialogue in the 21st Century – a Biologist’s Perspective
9.00 pm Questions and Discussion
9.30 pm Drinks Reception – Getting to Know You
 

Tuesday September 14

8.00 am Breakfast
9.00 am Revd Dr Rodney Holder: Is the Universe Designed?
10.00 am Questions and Discussion
10.30 am Coffee Break
11.00 am Prof. John Bryant: Genetic Engineering: How far should we go?
12.00 pm Questions and Discussion
1.00 pm Lunch
2.00 pm Prof. John Wyatt: What does it Mean to be a Person? Matters of Life and Death
3.00 pm Questions and Discussion
3.30 pm Tea Break
4.00 pm Revd Prof. Alasdair Coles: Imaging the religious brain what can brain imaging tell us about religion?
5.00 pm Questions and Discussion
5.30 pm Panel Discussion with 4 Speakers  Questions and Discussion
7.30 pm Gala Dinner
9.00 pm
10.00 pm Bar and more Discussion
 

Wednesday September 15

8.00 am Breakfast
9.00 am Dr James Hannam: Science and Christianity: A Historical Sketch
10.00 am Questions and Discussion
10.30 am Coffee Break
11.00 am Revd Dr John Weaver: A Theological Approach to the Environment and Climate Change
12.00 pm Questions and Discussion
1.00 pm Lunch
2.00 pm Revd Dave Bookless: Earthing Theology: Caring for Creation in Urban and Rural Contexts
3.00 pm Questions and Discussion
3.30 pm Tea Break
4.00 pm Depart

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