Register now for the Conference on Faith and Science (COFAS), which will take place at Arizona State University in Tempe on March 22-23, 2019. The theme of the conference is “Pursuing Science and Christian Faith for Human Flourishing.” Registration is required for the conference sessions on Saturday, March 23, as seats are limited and breakfast and lunch will be served. COFAS is FREE for university students and $28 for faculty members, clergy, and STEM professionals. For more information and to register, visit www.azccs.net/cofas or www.eventbrite.com. Information on poster presentations for COFAS is at www.azccs.net/cofas-posters.
The Conference on Faith and Science (COFAS) will take place on Friday evening, March 22, and all day on Saturday, March 23, at ASU Tempe. The conference theme is “Pursuing Science and Christian Faith for Human Flourishing.” University students, professors, clergy, and professionals in STEM are invited to attend.
Keynote speakers are Professors Stephen Barr (University of Delaware), James Buizer (University of Arizona), Greg Cootsona (California State University at Chico), Georgia Dunston (Howard University), Fr. Paul Gabor (University of Arizona), Philip Kurian (Howard University), Jonathan Lunine (Cornell), Don Page (University of Alberta), Leslie Wickman (California Baptist University), and Everett Worthington (Virginia Commonwealth University).
COFAS is your opportunity to engage with Christians in the fields of:
(1) Biological, Biomedical, and Health Sciences
(2) Engineering and Technology
(3) Environmental Sciences and Sustainability
(4) Historical, Philosophical, and Theological Studies of Faith and Science
(5) Physical and Molecular Sciences / Astronomy and Cosmology
(6) Psychological, Behavioral, and Social Sciences.
COFAS is sponsored by the Arizona Center for Christian Studies, by Christian student organizations and faculty members at Arizona State University, Grand Canyon University, University of Arizona , University of Mary and other colleges and universities, and by the American Scientific Affiliation (www.asa3.org), and Veritas Forum (www.veritas.org). COFAS is made possible through the support of an award from the Conversations in Community project of the Office for Science, Theology, and Religion (STAR) Initiatives at Fuller Theological Seminary (www.fuller.edu). The opinions expressed are those of the presenters and do not necessarily reflect the views of Fuller Seminary, the Conversations in Community project, or other sponsors.
Professor Georgia Dunston, the Founding Director of the National Human Genome Center at Howard University in Washington, D.C., will be a featured speaker for the Veritas Forum at Arizona State University on Thursday, March 21, 2019, at 7:30 p.m. in Neeb Hall (920 S. Forest Mall, Tempe). The title of the Forum is “Learning the Sacred Code of Life, Light, and Liberation: The Legacy of the Human Genome Project, The Promise of Quantum Biology.” For more information, please see www.veritas.org/asu and www.fb.com/asuveritas.
The Arizona Center for Christian Studies is bringing Stanford University Neuroscience Professor William Newsome to speak at Arizona State University on February 8-9, 2018. Professor Newsome is Director of the Stanford Neurosciences Institute and co-leader of the BRAIN Initiative of the National Institutes of Health. He will speak at a Veritas Forum at ASU on Feb. 8, and in academic meetings at ASU on Feb. 9. Funding for this visit is provided by the STEAM Project of Fuller Seminary. For more information, contact Ben Sanders at veritas at asu.edu.
Ravi Zacharias and Vince Vitale will speak on “Jesus Among Secular Gods” on Tuesday, January 31, 2017, at 7:30 p.m., in the Memorial Union at ASU’s Tempe campus. The event is free, but seating is limited to ASU students, faculty, and staff with current I.D. So, to insure everyone can still watch Ravi and Vince live — and text in questions, too — there will be a livestream video to all ASU campuses, other colleges and universities in Arizona, such as Grand Canyon University, and to numerous churches around the state. For an updated list of livestream viewing sites, go to www.RaviAZ.org. Please note that the livestream video will be shown at these sites only and will not be available for private viewing.
On Tuesday, January 31, 2017, at 7:30 p.m., in the Arizona Ballroom of the ASU Memorial Union in Tempe, Ravi Zacharias and Vince Vitale will speak on the topic of their new book, Jesus Among Secular Gods:The Countercultural Claims of Christ. For more information about Ravi and Vince, see www.rzim.org/teams. This event is free; however, current ASU I.D. is required. There will also be livestream viewing locations on all ASU campuses, as well as at Grand Canyon University and churches around Arizona. This event is part of “Fearless Q: Dare to Ask Big Questions,” a week of evangelistic outreach at ASU sponsored by 20 campus ministries and churches (www.fearlessq.com and www.facebook.com/fearlessqasu). For an updated list of livestream viewing locations, please go to www.fearlessq.com/raviaz.
Dr. John Lennox, Professor of Mathematics at Oxford University, spoke on the question “Has Science Buried God?” at a Veritas Forum on Thursday, February 25, 2016, at 7:30 p.m. at the Tempe campus of Arizona State University. The talk, followed by Q&A, was in Armstrong Hall of the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law (1100 S. McAllister Ave., Tempe; see www.asu.edu/tour/tempe/law and map here). In addition, the talk was shown via video livestream at other ASU campuses and in several local churches. Watch the video here.
Professor Lennox is an internationally renowned speaker on the interface between science, philosophy, and Christianity. “Has Science Buried God?” is the subtitle of his 2007 book, God’s Undertaker, and also the topic of his historic debate with Oxford Professor Richard Dawkins in 2008 at the Oxford Museum of Natural History (see www.youtube.com/watch?v=J0UIbd0eLxw). Professor Lennox has spoken extensively in major universities around the world. For more information, please visit www.johnlennox.org and http://veritas.org/speakers/john-lennox/.
Is Reality Secular?
Testing the Assumptions of Four Global Worldviews
Professor Poplin (Ph.D., Univ. of Texas) joined Claremont in 1985 and was Dean in 2000-4. Her Summit on Accountability and Social Justice addressed closing the achievement gap between rich and poor and between racial and ethnic groups. She has authored “Voices from the Inside: A Report on Schooling from Inside the Classroom.” Recently, she has begun to work on the application of the intel-lectual, social, and psychological principles of the Judeo-Christian worldview as they apply to higher education. Poplin has published two books: Is Reality Secular? Testing the Assumptions of Four Global Worldviews and Finding Calcutta: What Mother Teresa Taught Me about Meaningful Work and Service.
Sponsors: African Students Forum, Alpha, Arizona Center for Christian Studies, Arizona Christian University, Aslan Society, Athletes in Action, Campus Christian Center, Chi Alpha, Christian Challenge, Christian Legal Society, Christians in Commerce, Church on Mill, Community Ministries International, Cru, Elijah’s Cave, Friends of Internationals, Fuller Seminary, Gatekeepers Watch, Grace Community Church, Graduate Christian Fellowship, Greek InterVarsity, Intercollegiate Studies Institute, International Bible Church, International Friendship House, InterVarsity Multiethnic Ministry, LoveASU, Navigators, Quo Vadis Bookstore, Phoenix Seminary, Ratio Christi, Reasons to Believe, Ten40 Church, The Faithful City, TruthSeekers, and YoungLife.
For more information contact Jim Pourchot 602-471-5489, firstname.lastname@example.org.
In the Great Hall at the ASU College of Law, 1100 S. McAllister Ave. in Tempe…
One of the world’s leading New Testament scholars, N.T. Wright will address the key questions everyone must face: What precisely happened at Easter? What did the early Christians mean when they said that Jesus of Nazareth had been raised from the dead? What can be said today about this belief? Free and open to everyone, but seating is limited. Live simulcast available; see Event Details.
There is also more on this event at http://www.fuller.edu/arizona/ntwright/