God and Evolution at Biola University
Can you believe in God and Darwinian evolution at the same time? Scientists and scholars have an answer that may surprise the audience as they explore this and related questions at the God & Evolution conference on Saturday, October 16, 2010 at Biola University in La Mirada, California.
The conference will focus on the conflict between neo-Darwinism and traditional theological views of Protestants, Catholics and Jews.
What is "theistic" evolution, and how consistent is it with traditional theism?
What challenges does Darwin's theory pose for Protestants, Catholics, and Jews?
Is it "anti-science" to question Darwinian Theory?
These questions and more will be addressed at the one-day conference by Marvin Olasky, editor of World magazine, biologist Jonathan Wells, political scientist John West, philosopher Jay Richards, attorney and science writer Casey Luskin and authors David Klinghoffer and Denyse O'Leary.
In the century and a half since Charles Darwin first proposed his theory of evolution, Christians, Jews, and other religious believers have grappled with how to make sense of it. Most have understood that Darwin's theory has profound theological implications, but responses have varied dramatically.
Some believers have rejected it outright; others, including "theistic evolutionists" such as Francis Collins and Karl Giberson, have sought to reconcile Darwin's theory with their religious beliefs, often at the cost of clarity, orthodoxy, or both. As a result, the whole subject of God and evolution is a source of confusion for many believers.
Join us for this one-day seminar, featuring contributors to the new book, God and Evolution, exploring these issues and offering a wide-ranging critique of those who seek to reconcile materialistic theories such as Darwinism with belief in God.
The conference begins at 9 a.m. on Saturday, October 16, 2010 at the Sutherland Auditorium, Biola University. Tickets are $25 general admission, FREE for students and pastors, (registration required), and attendees will each receive a free copy of God and Evolution (while supplies last). To register visit www.apologeticsevents.com or call (888) 33-BIOLA.