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Glen Mills, PA
Covenant Fellowship Church

God’s Splendor in the Universe

We invite you to save the date for God’s Splendor in the Universe — the 12th Annual Westminster Conference on Science & Faith, scheduled for September 20–21, 2024 in the Philadelphia area. This 2-day conference will explore the finely-tuned design of the cosmos, the uniqueness of our solar system and planet, and implications on faith. Speakers will include philosopher Jay Richards and astrobiologist Guillermo Gonzalez, co-authors of The Privileged Planet, and distinguished professor Dr. Vern Poythress of Westminster Theological Seminary. The conference will coincide with the release of an updated and expanded 20th-anniversary edition of The Privileged Planet, a seminal book on the fine-tuning of our planet for life and scientific discovery.

This annual conference is jointly sponsored by Westminster Theological Seminary and Discovery Institute’s Center for Science & Culture and will be available for both in-person and livestream attendance.

Perks to joining in person:

  • Additional breakout sessions presented by scientists and theologians
  • Conference bookstore featuring a large selection of discounted titles by conference speakers and other scholars
  • Opportunities for book signings with the speakers
  • In-person community and networking

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 interchangeable between livestream and in-person attendance, providing last-minute flexibility
  • Simulcasting options available — contact John Felts if interested in hosting a viewing party


Friday, September 20, 2024
Saturday, September 21, 2024


Covenant Fellowship Church
1 Fellowship Drive
Glen Mills, PA 19342

Also available via livestream


John Felts
(206) 826-5532


Guillermo Gonzalez

Senior Fellow, Center for Science and Culture
Guillermo Gonzalez is a Senior Fellow at Discovery Institute's Center for Science and Culture. He received his Ph.D. in Astronomy in 1993 from the University of Washington. He has done post-doctoral work at the University of Texas, Austin and at the University of Washington and has received fellowships, grants and awards from such institutions as NASA, the University of Washington, the Templeton Foundation, Sigma Xi (scientific research society) and the National Science Foundation.

Vern S. Poythress

Distinguished Professor of New Testament, Biblical Interpretation, and Systematic Theology, Westminster Theological Seminary
Vern S. Poythress is Distinguished Professor of New Testament, Biblical Interpretation, and Systematic Theology at Westminster Theological Seminary, Philadelphia, where he has taught for forty-seven years. He has six earned degrees, including a PhD in mathematics from Harvard University and a ThD in New Testament from the University of Stellenbosch, South Africa. He is author of numerous books, including Redeeming Science; Logic; Chance and the Sovereignty of God; Redeeming Mathematics; Redeeming PhilosophyThe Lordship of Christ; and Interpreting Eden.

Jay W. Richards

Senior Fellow at Discovery, Senior Research Fellow at Heritage Foundation
Jay W. Richards, Ph.D., is the William E. Simon Senior Research Fellow at the Heritage Foundation, a Senior Fellow at the Discovery Institute, and the Executive Editor of The Stream. Richards is author or editor of more than a dozen books, including the New York Times bestsellers Infiltrated (2013) and Indivisible (2012); The Human Advantage; Money, Greed, and God, winner of a 2010 Templeton Enterprise Award; The Hobbit Party with Jonathan Witt; and Eat, Fast, Feast. His most recent book, with Douglas Axe and William Briggs, is The Price of Panic: How the Tyranny of Experts Turned a Pandemic Into a Catastrophe.