Adult Ed - Science and Faith

10/21/2018, 11:00 AM to Noon

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Do you believe in God or Science?

Good News, it isn’t a multiple choice question!!!

Have you ever wrestled to reconcile your Christian faith with what you know from reading about modern science?  Ever wondered how discoveries in genetics, astronomy, geology, paleontology and evolution can be reconciled with Scripture and what the Bible teaches us about the design and creation of our world?

Then you are going to want to attend an Adult Education class that will address these questions and more.  On Sunday October 21, WPC will welcome Dr. Deborah Haarsma, President of BioLogos.  This organization was founded by Dr. Francis Collins.  He was Director of the Human Genome Project that was the first to decode the entire DNA map.  Dr. Collins is currently the Director of the National Institutes of Health, one of the largest medical research organizations in the world.  He is the author of The Language of God and a devout Christian.  The mission of BioLogos is to promote dialogue between the worlds of faith and science and to empower individuals, teachers and churches to see the harmony between these complementary views of God’s creation.

Deborah is a nationally recognized astronomer and an inspiring Christian leader.  She is gifted in interpreting complex scientific topics for lay audiences.  Dr. Haarsma often speaks to churches, colleges, and schools about the relationships between science and Christian faith. She is author (along with her husband Loren Haarsma) of Origins: Christian Perspectives on Creation, Evolution, and Intelligent Design, a book presenting the agreements and disagreements of Christians regarding the history of life and the universe.

In addition to the Adult Education class at 11:00, Deborah will speak with our high school students at 9:30.  She is an excellent role model for our children as she demonstrates her Christian values while pursuing a career in science.

You will come away from these opportunities with a renewed sense of the ways science and faith support each other and a deeper appreciation of the wonders of both.