Nov 6-8, 2007

Murray Edwards 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?

Speakers (listed in alphabetical order) and topics

See multimedia items for this course.

  • Dr Denis Alexander : Evolution
  • John Bryant : Stem Cells
  • Dr Allan Chapman : Historical relationship between science and faith
  • Sir Brian Heap CBE FRS: Being a Christian in Science
  • Revd Dr Rodney Holder : God and the Big Bang
  • Sir Colin Humphreys FRS : Astronomy and the Date of the Crucifixion
  • Rt Revd James Jones : Jesus and the Earth
  • Dr Gordon Wenham : Interpreting Genesis
  • Bob White FRS : Global Warming: What the Churches Should Do

Venue

The conference will be held in Murray Edwards College, Huntingdon Road, Cambridge CB3 0DF.

Murray Edwards (formerly New Hall), a modern and friendly college for women, provides excellent conference facilities with good access. The college is set in 11 acres of wooded grounds with informal lawns and gardens.

You can find more information about Murray Edwards here.

For maps and directions click here.

Course Schedule

Tuesday November 6
5.30 pm Prof. George F. R. Ellis: The CiS-Faraday Lecture: The Multiverse, Ultimate Causation and God
8.00 pm Dinner
8.45 pm Introduction
9.00 pm Prof. Sir Brian Heap: Being a Christian in Science
10.00 pm Questions and Discussion
10.30 pm Bar and more Discussion
 

Wednesday November 7

8.00 am Breakfast
9.00 am Rt Revd James Jones: Jesus and the Earth
10.00 am Questions and Discussion
10.30 am Coffee Break
11.00 am Revd Dr Rodney Holder: God and the Big Bang
12.00 pm Questions and Discussion
1.00 pm Lunch
2.00 pm Prof. Bob White FRS: Global Warming – A Christian Response
3.00 pm Questions and Discussion
3.30 pm Tea Break
4.00 pm Dr Denis Alexander: Does Evolution Have Any Religious Implications?
5.00 pm Questions and Discussion
5.30 pm Dr Gordon Wenham: Interpreting the Early Chapters of Genesis
6.30 pm Questions and Discussion
7.30 pm Gala Dinner
9.00 pm Panel Discussion with 4 Speakers  Questions and Discussion
10.00 pm Bar and more Discussion
 

Thursday November 8

8.00 am Breakfast
9.00 am Dr Allan Chapman: Why do Scientific Writers Sometimes React Irrationally when Faced with Religion? An Historical Survey from the Reformation to Reductionism
10.00 am Questions and Discussion
10.30 am Coffee Break
11.00 am Prof. John Bryant: Genes – Make-up, Manipulation and Movement
12.00 pm Questions and Discussion
1.00 pm Lunch
2.00 pm Prof. John Bryant: The Ethics of Stem Cell Research and Cloning
3.00 pm Questions and Discussion
3.30 pm Tea Break
4.00 pm Depart

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