The American Scientific Affiliation (ASA) has just begun to post audio podcasts of the talks from their 65th Annual Meeting: Science, Faith, and Public Policy (Catholic University in America, Washington, D.C.). I’d encourage you to check out their library.
Three presentations which I found of particular value and commend to you are …
- Experiences of a Scientist-Christian in the Washington Fishbowl
- An Introduction to a Systematic Theology of Medicine
- Seeking Other Earths: Exoplanets and the Significance of Life
If you have comments on any of these presentations, please post them here. If you’d prefer a private on-line discussion group on one of these presentations, let me know.
Note 1: Files of many of the presentation slides will also be posted on the ASA site. We’ll keep you up-to-date. In addition, interviews of several ASA presenters are in process for posting on the ESN blog. As you may remember, we already have posted
- Interview: Ted Davis, the Story of a Historian of Science (21.208) and History of Science Recommendations from Ted Davis
- Interview: Jimmy Lin, Medical and Scientific Doxologist
Note 2: If you’re a student in the sciences (or interested in the sciences), don’t miss the ASA’s special student rate of $20 a year. To learn more about the benefits of membership click here. Might make a good item to request as a birthday or Christmas gift. Just an idea 😉
Note 3: ESN’s looking forward to more conversations on the relationship of science-faith on the blog AND at next year’s ASA mtgs, which will be hosted by North Central College, in the Chicago area, July 29 – Aug 1, 2011. Mark your calendars!
About the author:
Tom enjoys daily conversations regarding living out the Biblical Story with his wife Theresa and their four girls, around the block, at Elizabethtown Brethren in Christ Church (where he teaches adult electives and co-leads a small group), among healthcare professionals as the Northeast Regional Director for the Christian Medical & Dental Associations (CMDA), and in higher ed as a volunteer with the Emerging Scholars Network (ESN). For a number of years, the Christian Medical Society / CMDA at Penn State College of Medicine was the hub of his ministry with CMDA. Note: Tom served with InterVarsity Christian Fellowship / USA for 20+ years, including 6+ years as the Associate Director of ESN. He has written for the ESN blog from its launch in August 2008. He has studied Biology (B.S.), Higher Education (M.A.), Spiritual Direction (Certificate), Spiritual Formation (M.A.R.), Ministry to Emerging Generations (D.Min.). To God be the glory!