Westminster Design and Designer
Philadelphia, PA

Design & Designer: The Convergence of Science & Theology

2022 Westminster Conference on Science & Faith

Where do science and faith converge?

Well, an increasing number of scientists are seeing undeniable evidence of design and purpose in the universe — from nanomachines in microscopic cells to finely-tuned physical conditions in our solar system, galaxy, and the universe at large.

Where did that design and purpose come from?

Meanwhile, people of faith the world over have marveled at the power and genius of the designer described in the Bible — a God who creates order and beauty out of chaos.

But is that faith supported by the scientific evidence?

The Center for Science and Culture, in partnership with Westminster Theological Seminary, is excited to announce the upcoming Westminster Conference on Science & Faith on April 1–2, 2022. At this unique conference, scientists and theologians will meet to explore this year’s theme of Design & Designer: The Convergence of Science & Theology.

A Special Event— Socrates in the City (Friday night)

Join Eric Metaxas for a Socrates in the City event as he interviews New York Times bestselling author Stephen Meyer about his book Return of the God Hypothesis: Three Scientific Discoveries that Reveal the Mind Behind the Universe. Socrates In The City holds a handful of live broadcast events each year, hosting conversations on “Life, God, and other small topics” with notable thinkers from all over the world.

Perks to joining in-person:

  • Additional breakout sessions presented by scientists and theologians
  • Special youth track sessions on intelligent design and the intersection between science & faith, designed especially for junior high and high school students
  • Conference bookstore featuring a large selection of titles by conference speakers and other scholars
  • Opportunities for book signings with the speakers

Can’t join us in-person?

  • Tickets will give you access to view the conference live from the comfort of your own home
  • Tickets are interchangable between livestream and in-person, giving you last minute flexibility
  • Simulcasting available— contact John Felts if you have a group who would like to host a viewing party

Event Videos

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April 1–2, 2022
Available via livestream
(See full schedule below)


Covenant Fellowship Church
1 Fellowship Drive
Glen Mills, PA 19342


John Felts
(206) 826-5532

Tentative Schedule

April 1
4:30 PMRegistration opens
6:30 PMWelcome & announcements
6:45 PM

Appreciating Design and Designer
Vern Poythress
7:15 PM

Socrates in the City— Return of the God Hypothesis
Eric Metaxas and Stephen Meyer
8:50 PMAdjournment

April 2
8:00 AMRegistration opens
8:45 AMWelcome & announcements
9:00 AM

Why Human Skeletal Joints are Masterpieces of Engineering
A rebuttal of Nathan Lents’ ‘pointless bones’ argument
Stuart Burgess
10:15 AMBreak
10:30 AM

Breakout Sessions #1
Unbelievable: Myths about the History of Science & Faith
Michael Keas
Orphan Genes: The Limitless Dictionary of Life
Paul Nelson
Apologetics: Principles for Presenting Your Faith
Scott Oliphint
Youth Track | How to Be a Scientific Revolutionary
Daniel Reeves
11:30 AMLunch
1:00 PM

Design in Language
Vern Poythress
2:00 PMBreak
2:15 PM

Breakout Sessions #2
Systems Biology and Intelligent Design
Emily Reeves
Design in Miracles
Vern Poythress
The Power of Design Triangulation
Paul Nelson
Youth Track | How to Design a House: Biology of the Cell
Ransom Poythress
3:00 PMBreak
3:15 PM

Breakout Sessions #3
The Design of the Cell Division Cycle
Jonathan McLatchie
Biology & Beauty: Aesthetics of Design
Ransom Poythress
The Debate Over Design in the Early Church and What We Can Learn From It
John West
Youth Track | Scientific Evidence for God
Douglas Ell
4:00 PMBreak
4:15 PM

Q&A Panel
Stephen Meyer, Vern Poythress, Paul Nelson, and Stuart Burgess
4:50 PMWrap-up & adjournment

Covid Policy

We are asking attendees to follow relevant local, state, and federal recommendations regarding masking and vaccination. As of now, none of these are requirements in Glenn Mills, PA, but masks are recommended by both local and state jurisdictions. As conference staff, along with our host church staff, we will not be enforcing particular policies since such requirements are not currently in place.