Science and Faith: Friends or Foes?

Covenant Theological Seminary, St. Louis
Past Event October 12, 2012 - October 13, 2012
Check-in for this event will be on the third floor of Founders Hall, next to Rayburn Chapel, where the lectures will be held.

Are science and faith compatible? Does biology support or undercut human uniqueness? Is there evidence that life and the universe were intelligently designed? Explore these questions and more at this special two-day conference to be held October 12-13, 2012 on the campus of Covenant Seminary in St. Louis.

Featured speakers include Dr. Jay Richards, co-author of The Privileged Planet: How Our Place in the Cosmos Is Designed For Discovery and editor of God and Evolution: Protestants, Catholics, and Jews Explore Darwin’s Challenge to Faith; Dr. Ann Gauger, senior research biologist at the Biologic Institute and co-author of the new book Science and Human Origins; Dr. C. John Collins, Professor of Old Testament at Covenant Theological Seminary and author of Science and Faith: Friends or Foes? and Did Adam and Eve Really Exist?; Dr. Hans Madueme, Assistant Professor of Theological Studies at Covenant College in Georgia; Dr. Paul Nelson, Adjunct Professor of Science and Religion at Biola University and featured science expert in documentaries such as Metamorphosis and Unlocking the Mystery of Life; and Dr. John West, author of Darwin Day in America and editor of The Magician’s Twin: C.S. Lewis on Science, Scientism, and Society.

Sessions will explore the compatibility of science and faith; the impact of Darwinian evolution on ethics, society, and theology; debates over human origins and human uniqueness; the scientific evidence for intelligent design in cosmology and biology; and C.S. Lewis’s prophetic insights into both the benefits and limits of modern science.

The conference starts Friday night and concludes Saturday evening with the premiere of The Magician’s Twin, a new documentary about C.S. Lewis’s views on science and scientism. The screening will be followed by discussion and Q and A with the contributors to a new book of the same name.

Click here for the Preliminary Conference Program.


General Admission: Includes admission to all sessions from Friday night thru Saturday night, plus a free book and DVD. General admission does NOT include lunch or dinner on Saturday. A limited number of box lunches can be reserved at the rate of $11 per person by those who pre-register.

Early-Bird Registration (thru Sept. 24, 2012): $25
Regular Registration (from Sept. 25-Oct. 8): $35

Student Admission: High School, College, and Seminary Students can come for free, but they must pre-register. They will need to show student ID when checking in. Student admission does NOT include lunch or dinner on Saturday.

A limited number of box lunches can be reserved at the rate of $11 per person by those who pre-register.


Walk-up registration will be available at the conference. Registration opens at 6:00pm on Friday, and again at 8:00am on Saturday morning. We will do our best to supply walk-up registrants with conference materials while supplies last, but boxed lunches will not be available for purchase on the day of the conference. Thank you.

Hotel and Travel Arrangements
St. Louis Marriott West (recommended)
660 Maryville Centre Drive
St. Louis, MO 63141

Attendees are responsible for securing their own hotel and transportation. The Marriott West (3 miles from Covenant’s campus) is offering a discounted rate of $84/night for reservations made by Sept. 20th. Reservations must be made through this link, or by calling (314) 878-2747 and mentioning the Science & Faith Conference at Covenant Seminary.