Conference Looks to Reconcile God and Evolution

Oct. 7, 2010 By Jenna Bartlo

The simple question of reconciling God and evolution has been a lost attempt as scientists and religious groups have remained seated on either side of the conflict. Now coming together, focusing on the conflict of neo-Darwinism and traditional theological views of Protestants, Catholics and Jews, scientists and philosophers such as Jay Richards, Marvin Olasky and David Klinghoffer will come together on Saturday, October 16 to tackle the question.

At the one-day conference, a panel will pose the questions, is it “anti-science” to question Darwinian theory, and, what challenges Darwin’s theory poses for the three religious groups.

The profound theological implications Charles Darwin’s theory of evolution manufactures have been a cause of confusion for religious groups since Darwin proposed the idea a century and a half ago — this one-day seminar will look at those implications in a new way. The full panel will include Jonathan Wells, John Bloom, John West, Casey Luskin and Denyse O’Leary in addition to Olasky, Richards and Klinghoffer.

Hundreds are expected to attend the event in Sutherland Hall at Biola University, sponsored by the Discovery Institute and Biola’s Master of Arts in Science and Religion, who conducted the well-received “Does God Exist?” debate last year. Admission is free for students and pastors, $25 for standard admission. All attendees will receive a free copy of God And Evolution, written by author Jay Richards.

Registration is online or call (888) 33-Biola.

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Biola University is a private Christian university located in Southern California on the border of Los Angeles and Orange counties in the city of La Mirada. For over 100 years, Biola has remained committed to its biblical foundation, integrating biblical principles with every academic program. U.S. News & World Report recognizes Biola as a “National University.” In addition to its focus on intentional spiritual development and career preparation, Biola offers a unique academic environment where all faculty, staff and students are professing Christians. With over 145 academic programs in six schools, Biola offers degrees ranging from B.A. to Ph.D. For more information, visit www.biola.edu or call (562) 777 – 4061.


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