The Los Alamos Faith and Science Forum is pleased to announce our second summer discussion series. We will use the book Origins by Deborah Haarsma and Loren Haarsma as a starting point for our discussions – the origin of the universe, of life, and of humanity. Members of the forum will lead the discussions each week in June and July. On August 4-6, the Haarsmas will visit and give three keynote lectures and have a chance to meet with members of the community. Our hope is that these lectures and discussions will be interesting and accessible to all members of the community interested in faith and science, no matter what religion or scientific background. Talks will be aimed at a general audience.
The summer series begins on June 3 and continues every Wednesday through the end of July at Kelly Hall at Trinity on the Hill. Dinner will be provided at 6 pm, with a presentation at 6:30 and discussion at 7pm, ending around 8 pm. Deborah Haarsma and Loren Haarsma will visit the first week of August and give presentations the evenings of August 4 – 6 at Church of Christ at 7pm. All are welcome.
About the book:
When it comes to the history of the universe, many believe that science and faith are mutually exclusive. In the book Origins: Christian Perspectives on Creation, Evolution, and Intelligent Design, physics professors Deborah Haarsma and Loren Haarsma explore what God’s Word AND God’s world teach us about creation, evolution, and intelligent design. Clearly explaining the science, the authors focus on areas where Christians agree. They also present the strengths and weaknesses of areas where Christians differ.
“Origins” helps develop a deeper understanding of the origins of the universe and sort out views on faith and science. More information is available online at www.FaithAliveResources.org/Origins.
About the Haarsmas:
Deborah & Loren Haarsma are professors in the Physics & Astronomy Department at Calvin College. Deborah (Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology) researches galaxies and cosmology; Loren (Ph.D., Harvard University) studies electrical activity of nerve cells. Deborah is also the director of the Biologos Foundation (founded by Francis Collins). Together, they have explored the science and theology of origins, speaking at numerous conferences, colleges, and churches.