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Reasons 2019

New conversations on science and faith

Do you ever have the feeling that science conflicts with faith? Well, you are not alone:  

  • 59% of American adults believe “science and religion are often in conflict” (2014 Pew Survey)
  • 29% of young adults from a Christian background believe “churches are out of step with the scientific world we live in” (The Barna Group 2011)
  • Nearly 90% of leading scientists in the field of evolution according to one survey don’t believe in God, don’t believe evolution exhibits an ultimate purpose, and don’t believe in immortality (PhD thesis by Greg Graffin, Cornell University, 2004)

But what if there is another perspective?  
What if the discoveries of science in fact support the existence of and belief in God?

Join us at Reasons 2019: New Conversations on Science and Faith to hear from leading academics in science, history of science, and apologetics provide the latest compelling evidence for the interdependence of science and faith. And, for the first time, we are including talks in the breakout sessions for high school students!

Don’t miss this opportunity to hear and interact with some of the leading authorities working at the intersection of science and faith! The conference will be held at Faith Bible Church in The Woodlands and co-sponsored the Houston Chapter of the Science and Culture Network and Discovery Institute’s Center for Science & Culture. 

Friday, May 3 (7:00-9:00 pm), and
Saturday, May 4 (9:00 am-4:00 pm)

Where

Faith Bible Church
5505 Research Forest Dr.
The Woodlands, TX 77381

Cost

Tickets are available at $35 for general public and $10 for students.

For questions, contact Bob Jefferis of the SCN Houston Chapter at [email protected] or call (512) 766-7084.



Speakers

Speakers include the following academics and authors describing their latest work: 

Dr. Michael Behe: Darwin Devolves
Dr. Behe is a Professor of Biological Sciences at Lehigh University, and this is his third groundbreaking book following Darwin’s Black Box (1996) and The Edge of Evolution (2007). Check out the video Revolutionary documenting Dr. Behe’s breakthrough work in biology.  Darwin Devolves will be released in February 2019.

Dr. Marcos Eberlin

Dr. Marcos Eberlin: Foresight
A rock star of Brazilian academia at the University of Campinas, Dr. Eberlin is also the unabashed leader of the Brazilian ID movement! He will be making his first appearance with us in Texas to discuss his book, Foresight, which is being translated from Portuguese into English.

Michael Newton Keas

Dr. Michael Keas: Unbelievable: 7 Myths About the History and Future of Science and Religion
Dr. Keas is Adjunct Professor of the History and Philosophy of Science at Biola University. Published in January 2019, Unbelievable debunks the modern myths that religion has been at war with reason and hindered the advancement of science.

Melissa Cain Travis

Melissa Cain Travis, Ph.D. Candidate: Science and the Mind of the Maker
Dr. Travis is Assistant Professor of Christian Apologetics at Houston Baptist University and was highlighted as one of the five top women apologists by CT (April 2015). In addition to  Science and the Mind of the Maker, she has published a series of apologetics books for children, the  Young Defenders Books.