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Professional Workshop: Science and Faith in the Local Church - MANCHESTER

Nazarene Theological College: March 13-14, 2019

Deadline for applications: March 4, 2019

Aim of Course

 This two-day workshop is for lay and ordained church leaders and for those in training from all denominations to enrich their understanding of the science-faith dialogue. In recent years as the UK has become more secularised Science is no longer perceived as a religious activity. Further, for many the Church is looked at as a community who no longer value the role of science.

This course is for both those who have a background in science and for those who have none.

Programme:
Day 1: Professional updating talks on contemporary ‘hot topics’ in the dialogue between Science and Faith
Choice of evening events:

  • Nazarene College: Open session – ‘Why I am a scientist and a Christian’
  •  University of Manchester, St Peters House: Public lecture - ‘Has science removed the need for God?’

Day 2: A choice of three Study Streams:

  1.  Pastoral issues within Science, Faith and Human flourishing
  2. Science, Faith and Human Flourishing in worship and preaching
  3. Science, Faith and Human Flourishing in the younger generation

The cost of this two-day workshop is £50 to include tea & coffee breaks, a sandwich lunch on both days and all workshop materials.

Delegates will be responsible for their own overnight accommodation and evening meals.
 

 

Speakers (listed in alphabetical order) and topics

Click on a speaker's name to obtain brief biographical details.

Venue

The course will be held at Nazarene Theological College. Manchester

Application Form

 The cost of this two-day workshop is £50 to include tea & coffee breaks, a sandwich lunch on both days and all workshop materials.

Course Schedule

Wednesday March 13
9.30 amRegistration
10.00 amWelcome and Introductions
10.10 amDr Henk Alting: World-Views: A Framework for Thinking, Believing and Science
10.40 amQuestions and Discussion
10.55 amDr Althea Wilkinson: The beginning of Everything
11.25 amQuestions and Discussion
11.40 amCoffee Break
12.00 pmProf. Peter Budd: Ways of knowing in Science and faith
12.30 pmQuestions and Discussion
12.45 pmLunch
1.45 pmDr Denis Alexander: Genetics, God and the future of humanity
2.25 pmQuestions and Discussion
2.45 pmProf Susan Kimber: Ethical challenges from stem cell research
3.15 pmQuestions and Discussion
3.30 pmTea Break
4.00 pmPanel Discussion
5.00 pmEnd of Day
Thursday March 14
9.50 amMorning Prayer
10.30 am Hannah Malcolm: Children also have questions about science and faith
10.30 amDr Ruth Bancewicz: Capture a sense of wonder - Science and faith in Worship
10.30 amDr David Randall: Responding Pastorally, wisely and ethically to the challenges of Science: Exploring the ethical issues around the end of life
12.30 pmLunch
1.30 pmDr Denis Alexander: Responding Pastorally, wisely and ethically to the challenges of Science: Responding to the creation vs evolution debate
1.30 pmDr Ruth Bancewicz: Science and faith in Preaching
1.30 pm Hannah Malcolm: Engaging tech-savvy young people in the science-faith dialogue
3.15 pmTea Break
3.45 pmProf. David Watts: Developing a public understanding of Science-Faith Issues
4.25 pmQuestions and Discussion
4.40 pmEnd of Day