Big Questions in Science and Faith

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Big Questions in Science and Faith

How can any intelligent person today believe in ‘God’?  Haven’t Dawkins and Hawking proved that faith is finished?  And surely you can’t believe in Science AND Scripture?  What about Fossils – and what about hard ethical questions, like being able to choose the genes of our babies?

This one-day course which took place in the Gate Arts Centre, Cardiff, on 25 March 2017, explored such BIG questions with leading experts as the speakers and facilitators.  CICC partnered with the Faraday Institute for Science and Religion, Cambridge, to consider a rich array of BIG, contemporary questions.

The main sessions in the course are available below, and a short biography for each speaker.

Talk 1: Dr Denis Alexander:

Science and Faith – more similar than you think?

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Talk 2:  Revd Dr Ernest Lucas:

Can we believe Genesis today?

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Talk 3: Lizzie Henderson:

Human Origins – Who we are, where we come from

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Seminar: Ernest Lucas:   Church Teaching in the Age of Science.

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The Poster/Flyer for the day


The Speakers

denis_alexanderDr Denis Alexander is the Emeritus Director of the Faraday Institute for Science and Religion,St Edmund’s College, Cambridge, where he is a Fellow. Dr Alexander was previously Chairman of the Molecular Immunology Programme and Head of the Laboratory of Lymphocyte Signalling and Development at The Babraham Institute, Cambridge.

Version 2Rev Dr Ernest Lucas is Vice-Principal Emeritus, Bristol Baptist College. He has qualifications in Chemistry, Biochemistry, Theology and Oriental Studies. He served as a Church Minister before becoming Associate Director of the London Institute for Contemporary Christianity and then lecturing in Biblical Studies and Science and Christianity at Bristol Baptist College and Bristol University.  Among his books is Can We Believe Genesis Today? (IVP) and (co-authored with Michael Pfundner) Think God, Think Science (Paternoster).

Lizzie HendersonMrs Lizzie Henderson holds a degree in Natural Sciences from the University of Cambridge, specialising in Evolutionary and Behavioural Biology, Geology and the History and Philosophy of Science.  She is the Youth and Schools Outreach Officer and Children’s Media Project Coordinator for The Faraday Institute.

Dr Huw MorganDr Huw Morgan is a retired GP and Medical Educator who has been a medical missionary in Nigeria, India, Nepal and Eastern Europe. He is chair of the International Committee of the Christian Medical Fellowship. He works with PRIME Partnerships in Medical Education, a Christian charity committed to restoring Christian values to medical education world-wide, and has a long-standing interest in medical ethics. He is emeritus director of GP training in Bristol. He lives in Abergavenny where he is a member of Abergavenny Baptist Church.