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!
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.