The American Scientific Affiliation (ASA) annual faith/science conference is coming up July 19-22. The Emerging Scholars Network (ESN) and ASA have partnered to expand student/early career presence greatly in the last few years, and this time we would love to connect with even more emerging scholars and more experienced mentors.
science and faith
When I was approached to lead conversations with graduate students about science and faith topics as part of the ESN STEAM grant project, I accepted with a good deal of hesitation.
If you enjoyed our STEAM project faith/science blog series, you may also want to listen to the panels below, hosted at the ASA website.
God created the universe(s) to provide the space and conditions for the emergence of habitable bio-niches in which agape-capable beings would eventually emerge to live in agape-love relations with God and with others. Earth is one such emergent bio-niche, and Homo sapiens are an instance of such emergent agape-loving beings. In other words, the telos (purpose) of the universe is to be birthing-space, nursery, and home for agape-capable beings in relationships and actions of agape-love towards God and others. – Christian Barrigar, Faith All the Way Up: God and the Meaning of Life in a Scientific Age, 21
I recommend Can a Scientist Believe in Miracles? An MIT Professor Answers Questions on God and Science by Ian Hutchinson (and related videos) as a resource for personal questions, conversation, an interactive discussion group, and / or presentation preparation.