Science and Faith

Science and Faith Series


When:  Sundays, beginning February 24-July 28 > 12:30–1:45 p.m. (Class will not meet April 21, May 26, July 7)

Where: DC102

Do you have questions about how science and the Bible interact? The Science & Faith Series will take a scientific look at the Bible, the existence of God, and theological concepts. Join us for an informative and interactive class for both Christians and those considering faith!

This is not a Bible Study that looks at theological aspects of scripture, but rather examines the scientific credibility of Biblical statements on creation and nature. This series deals with the often-asked questions, “What does science say about the existence of God,” and, “If there is a God, who might that God be?” The existence question will be touched upon, but more focus will be on what science can tell us about the credibility of considering the Bible in one’s journey through life. This study is open to the full spectrum of spiritual beliefs from Christian to atheist and those of other faiths or viewpoints. The meetings are neutral ground for a free discussion of ideas. All that is required is an open mind and a respect for the opinions of others. You do not need a science background to attend as the series is geared for a general audience, but in-depth enough to be informative for those holding advanced science degrees. The format will be a 45-minute lecture, followed by discussion and then time to socialize with others interested in the implications science and logic have on spirituality.

Topic List:

Feb 24: Formation and structure of the universe

Mar 3: Design of the universe 

Mar 10 - Creation of the earth

Mar 17 - Appearance of life forms before man

Mar 24 - Arrival of man

Mar 31 - Evolutionary theory – part 1

Apr 7 - Evolutionary theory – part 2

Apr 14 - Critique of evolutionary theory

Apr 21 - No meeting (Easter)

Apr 28 - Origin of life

May 5 - Noah’s Ark

May 12 - Could there be other universes? (Multiverse)

May 19 - Could we be living in a computer simulation?

May 26 - No meeting (Memorial Day weekend)

Jun 2 - If God made the universe, who made God?

Jun 9 – Thermodynamics

Jun 16 - The problem of pain & suffering

Jun 23 - Cults, deception and bad science

Jun 30 - Quantum mechanics

Jul 7 – No meeting (July 4th weekend)

Jul 14 - Are we alone in the universe?

Jul 21- UFOs

Jul 28 - TBD

Speaker Bio: Perry Lanaro holds a B.S. in physics and an M.B.A., both degrees from UCLA.  He is a member of Mensa, a high IQ society, and spoke at their 2014 national convention in Boston.  He works in corporate finance in the entertainment industry.  He is associated with Reasons to Believe (

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