Science & Faith Simulcast
A Tampa Bay Simulcast Sponsored by the C. S. Lewis Society
From the Center for Science and Culture: A Program of the Discovery Institute
SUNDAY - SEPTEMBER 21, 2014
6:30 pm - 9 pm
Dear Friends of C S Lewis Society,
We are so grateful that our first C.S. Lewis Summer Honors Seminar was a huge success--our thanks to all who helped! A flock of outstanding students enjoyed our Seminar, "Knowing God in a Skeptical Age," including a US Airways pilot, a local math professor, and a senior in biomedical science at a secular university. Now we are preparing for campus outreaches in Florida and North Carolina, and for the exciting Tampa Bay Simulcast, "Science and Faith: Are They in Conflict?" on September 21.
Drs. Lennox and Meyer are fantastic speakers who will tackle key questions that often dominate the faith vs. science debate. Has science disproved God? Or do new scientific discoveries actually provide compelling support for faith?
According to a recent survey, 55% of American adults believe that science and religion are often in conflict. This same attitude can be found among young adults. Nearly a third of young adults with a Christian background say "churches are out of step with the scientific world we live in," and a quarter of them think "Christianity is anti-science."
The simulcast will address these questions and show the elegant fit between science and Christianity. Featured speakers are renowned Oxford University Professor John Lennox andNew York Times bestselling author Stephen Meyer, two leading speakers and writers on the intersection between science and faith. The emcee is bestselling author Eric Metaxas, whose biography of Dietrich Bonhoeffer and courageous presentation at the National Prayer Breakfast brought international acclaim.
In short, this international simulcast is a major event! It will provide powerful help for parents and students in middle school, high school, and college. High school and college ministries should not miss it, and Christian school and home school students will enjoy an unforgettable experience.
Please help us by forwarding this email to church leaders and members. The simulcast will present scientific discoveries that provide compelling support for faith in God. If you have neighbors or friends who are seeking the truth about God, this is a perfect opportunity to invite them to hear of the Creator's signature in nature--now visible to all with an open heart and mind.
Questions to be addressed during the simulcast include:
* Has science disproved God?
* Are science and faith really in conflict?
* Just how "scientific" are the claims of leading atheists?
* Are human beings the result of an unguided Darwinian process?
* Does nature supply evidence of intelligent design?
For information on the speakers, see the insert below.
We hope to see you at the simulcast in Tampa, or hear reports as you attend a showing in your area of the country!
Please also be in prayer for Normandy and me as final plans are being made for ministry trips to Colombia, Japan, and England.
Serving Him with you,
Tom and Normandy Woodward
Dr. Stephen Meyer :
Director of the Center for Science and Culture at Discovery Institute, Dr. Stephen Meyer is author of "Signature in the Cell: DNA and the Evidence for Intelligent Design" and "Darwin's Doubt: The Explosive Origin of Animal Life and the Case for Intelligent Design," a New York Times bestseller. Dr. Meyer has been interviewed by ABC, NBC, CBS, CNN, Fox News, PBS, and the BBC, and was featured in two front-page stories in the New York Times. In 2008, he appeared with Ben Stein in the documentary "Expelled: No Intelligence Allowed" and in 2009, he was honored as "Daniel of the Year" by "WORLD" magazine. Dr. Meyer's "TrueU: Does God Exist?" DVD series for high school and college students was produced by Focus on the Family and has received much acclaim.
Dr. John Lennox:
Follow Prof. Lennox on twitter @ProfJohnLennox
An internationally renowned speaker on the relationship between science and faith, Dr. John Lennox is Professor of Mathematics at Oxford University and holds doctorates from Cambridge University, Oxford University, and the University of Wales. Referred to by some as today's C.S. Lewis, Dr. Lennox has debated leading atheists such as Richard Dawkins, Christopher Hitchens, and Peter Singer, and has authored numerous books, including "God's Undertaker: Has Science Buried God?" and "Gunning for God." Dr. Lennox has lectured widely across Europe, North America, Asia, and Australia.
Follow Eric on twitter @EricMetaxas
Eric Metaxas is author of the award-winning New York Times bestseller, Bonhoeffer: Pastor, Martyr, Prophet, Spy, which has been translated into 15 languages. Along with his colleague John Stonestreet, Metaxas is the voice of "BreakPoint," a radio commentary that is broadcast on 1,400 radio outlets with an audience of eight million people. Metaxas is also host of "Socrates in the City," a monthly event in New York City of entertaining and thought-provoking discussions on 'life, God, and other small topics.' Metaxas is a favorite speaker on college campuses. Says one college official: "His rapier wit, compelling content, and communication skills resonated widely across the campus... Weeks after his ... address, people were still talking about Eric."