Science and Faith Series
When: Sundays beginning February 12, 2017 > 4:30–6 p.m.
Where: DC103 (in the Discipleship Center across the patio from the Sanctuary)
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!
You are invited to a science-based study of the Bible and spirituality. 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.
Science and Faith Series Topic List
(Subject to change)
Feb 12 - How does one know if something is true?
Feb 19 - Formation and structure of the universe
Feb 26 - Creation of the earth
Mar 5 - Appearance of life forms before man
Mar 12 – Human Origins – Part 1
Mar 19 - Evolutionary Theory – Part 1
Mar 26 - Evolutionary Theory – Part 2
Apr 2 - Critique of Evolutionary Theory
Apr 9 – Human Origins – Part 2
Apr 16 – No meeting, Ester Sunday
Apr 23 – Origin of Life
Apr 30 - If God made the universe, who made God?
May 7 - Noah’s Ark
May 14 – No meeting, Mother’s Day
May 21 – Guest Speaker, Astronomer Hugh Ross
May 28 - No meeting, Memorial Day weekend
June 4 - Where we got the Bible – Part 1
June 11 - Where we got the Bible – Part 2
June 18 – Could there be other Universes? (Multiverse)
June 25 - Cults, deception and bad science
Summer break July 4th weekend through Labor Day
Sep 10 – Quantum Mechanics
Sep 17 - Thermodynamics
Sep 24 - The problem of pain & suffering (Thermodynamics part 2)
Oct 1 – Guest speaker, TBD
Oct 8 – Could the Universe be an Illusion?
Oct 15 - Are we alone in the universe? The city of Laodicea
Oct 22 – UFOs (Last meeting for 2017)
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 (reasons.org)
Email ScienceBibleSeries@gmail.com with questions.