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Stephen C. Meyer Philosopher of Science
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Science and Faith: Are They Really in Conflict?

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On Sept. 21, more than 100 groups across the United States and Canada will be hosting the Science and Faith: Are They Really in Conflict? simulcast featuring Oxford University’s John Lennox, Discovery Institute’s Stephen Meyer, and author and Breakpoint radio host Eric Metaxas. The event will run from 6-8 pm CDT/PDT and 7-9pm EDT/MDT, and you are invited to attend!

Find a list of churches in your area where you can attend this event.

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Has science disproved God? Or do new scientific discoveries actually provide compelling support for faith? More than half of teens in youth groups plan to pursue careers related to science or technology. Yet surveys show that nearly a third of Christian young people think “churches are out of step with the scientific word we live in,” and a quarter of them believe “Christianity is anti-science.” These views are likely reinforced when they attend college, where 61% of biologists identify themselves as atheists or agnostics according to a recent survey.

By becoming a host for this worldwide simulcast event, your church or Christian school can address questions about faith and science in a positive, constructive manner with engaging, world-class speakers. The simulcast will feature renowned Oxford University Professor John Lennox and New York Times-bestselling author Stephen Meyer, two of today’s leading speakers and writers on the intersection between science and faith. The simulcast will be emceed by bestselling author Eric Metaxas, whose speaking style has been described as “a combination of edgy wit, charm, inspiration, evangelization, [and] thoughtfulness” and who is in high demand on college campuses.

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?

This simulcast will be of interest to everyone, but it will be especially helpful for parents and their middle school, high school, and college-age kids. Churches with significant high school and/or college ministries will also find this event particularly valuable.

Biographies

Stephen C. Meyer

Director, Center for Science and Culture
Dr. Stephen C. Meyer received his Ph.D. from the University of Cambridge in the philosophy of science. A former geophysicist and college professor, he now directs the Center for Science and Culture at the Discovery Institute in Seattle. He is author of the New York Times-bestseller Darwin’s Doubt (2013) as well as the book Signature in the Cell (2009) and The Return of the God Hypothesis (forthcoming in 2020). In 2004, Meyer ignited a firestorm of media and scientific controversy when a biology journal at the Smithsonian Institution published his peer-reviewed scientific article advancing intelligent design. Meyer has been featured on national television and radio programs, including The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer, CBS's Sunday Morning, NBC's Nightly News, ABC's World News, Good Morning America, Nightline, FOX News Live, and the Tavis Smiley show on PBS. He has also been featured in two New York Times front-page stories and has garnered attention in other top-national media.

Eric Metaxas

Eric Metaxas is the New York Times#1 bestselling author of Martin Luther, If You Can Keep It, Bonhoeffer, Miracles, Seven Women, Seven Men, and Amazing Grace. He has written more than thirty children’s books, including the bestsellers Squanto and the Miracle of Thanksgiving and It’s Time to Sleep, My Love, illustrated by Nancy Tillman. His books have been translated into more than twenty languages.He is the host of the Eric Metaxas Show, a nationally syndicated radio program heard in more than 120 cities around the U.S., featuring in-depth interviews with a wide variety of guests.

John Lennox

John Lennox, Professor of Mathematics at Oxford University, is an internationally renowned speaker on the interface of science, philosophy and religion. He regularly teaches at many academic institutions, is Senior Fellow with the Trinity Forum and has written a series of books exploring the relationship between science and Christianity.