Mid-Winter Convocation – Faith and Science

January 24, 2018 - January 26, 2018
Offered by Luther Seminary
St. Paul MN

Mid-Winter Convocation – Faith and Science

Jan. 24-26, 2018

Faith and Culture

Ever since the Age of Enlightenment, there has been a tension between the scientific fields and the world’s religions. Today, scientific language permeates all of our media as we grapple with technology, medicine and climate change. Research shows that people tend to hold their religious beliefs separate from their scientific knowledge, keeping us from connecting our worship lives to daily living.

How do we as theological leaders engage in both scientific understanding and faithful proclamation to assist in bridging this gap? Join scholars, scientists, and pastors as we explore the important intersection of faith and science.

Contact Hours: 9

Seminar Leaders:

  • Andrew Root, Associate Professor and Carrie Olson Baalson Chair of Youth and Family Ministry, Luther Seminary
  • Lea Schweitz, Associate Professor of Systematic Theology/Religion and Science, Director of the Zygon Center for Religion and Science, Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago
  • Grace Wolf-Chase, Associate, The Department of Astronomy & Astrophysics, The University of Chicago
  • Ron Choong, Ph.D., Academy for Christian Thought
  • Alan Padgett, Professor of Systematic Theology, Luther Seminary