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Program and Schedule of Symposium 1

Tuesday | Wednesday | Thursday
October 26-28, 2010

* Titles of talks, especially in breakout sessions, are subject to modification in consultation with speakers.

Tuesday

7:30

Registration and Breakout Session sign-up Opens


9:00–9:15

Welcome and Introductions

9:15–9:40

Worship and Artistic Interlude (5-10 min cosmos/Bible video/music at end)

We are blessed to have the Ad Deum Dance Company expressing worship through dance at various times throughout the symposium.  www.danceaddeum.com

9:40-10:25

Christian Vision vs. Naturalistic Vision: What is at Stake and A Call for Graceful Discourse Among Brothers and Sisters in Christ

(Andy Crouch, Christianity Today)

10:25–10:40

Hugh Ross’s Testimony

10:40—11:00 Break and Breakout Session Sign-up

11:00—11:45

The "That" and the "How" of Creation:  Pastoral Perspectives on Deepening the Dialogue of Co-Pilgrims Seeking the Celestial City  (Ross Hastings, Regent College)

11:45—12:15

Science Cannot be God.  What is Science? Some Limitations. Some Implications. (Dan Heinze, Geophysicist)

12:15—1:45

Lunch and Breakout Session sign-up

1:45–2:30

Cosmic Reasons: Did God Supernaturally Design the Universe for Man's Benefit? (Hugh Ross, Reasons to Believe)

2:30–2:45

Worship and Artistic Interlude (15 min life/Bible video/music)

2:45–3:30

Biochemistry and the Bible:  How Fine-tuning in the Design and Specific Unfolding of the Biosphere Support Christianity.  (Fazale Rana, Reasons to Believe)


3:30-3:50

Break and Breakout Session sign-up

3:50–4:45

God’s Creativity and Providence for the Unfolding of Life: An Evolutionary Creationist’s Perspective on the Universe. (Darrel Falk, BioLogos Foundation)

4:45—5:35

Signature in the Cell: DNA and the Evidence for Intelligent Design. (Stephen Meyer, Discovery Institute)

5:35—7:00

Dinner and Breakout Session sign-up

7:00—7:15

Worship and Artistic Interlude

7:00—7:30

Darrel Falk’s Testimony

7:30—7:35

Benediction

7:35—8:45

Breakout Sessions I

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Wednesday

8:30–9:00

Worship and Artistic Interlude

9:00–9:45

Not Just Origins: Engaging Science in the Life of Your Congregation through Creation Care, Worship, and Education. (Deborah Haarsma, Calvin College)

9:45–10:00

Fasale Rana’s Testimony

10:00-10:20

Break and Breakout Session sign-up

10:20–11:45

Panel Discussion and Q&A with Speakers: The Vibrant Dance of Faith & Science: Science Supports Christianity -

Revealing the Congruence, Illuminating the Tensions

Panel Moderator: Walter Bradley

Panel Members: Andy Crouch, Ross Hastings, Dan Heinze, Hugh Ross, Fazale Rana, Deborah Haarsma, Darrel Falk, Stephen Meyer

11:45–12:30

Genesis 1-11: Poetry, History, Science and Truth (Jack Collins, Covenant Theological Seminary, St. Louis, Missouri)

12:30–2:00

Lunch and Breakout Session sign-up

2:00–2:45

A History of the Alleged "War" Between Science and Christianity (Walter Bradley, Baylor University)

2:45–3:30

The Nurture and Spiritual Formation of Technically Oriented Christ-followers. (Rob Norris, Senior Pastor, Fourth Presbyterian Church, Bethesda, Maryland)

3:30–4:00

Break and Breakout Session sign-up

4:00–5:00

Mobilizing Technically Oriented Christ Followers to help the church witness with fearless, culture transforming integrity. (Dinesh D’Souza)

5:00–6:30

Dinner

6:30–6:45

Artistic Interlude

6:45–7:00

Dinesh D’Souza’s Testimony

7:00–7:10

Benediction

7:10–8:30

Breakout Sessions II

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Thursday

8:30–8:45

Worship and Artistic Interlude

8:45–9:00

Deborah Haarsma’s Testimony

9:00–10:00

A Vision for the Church: Science, Faith and Society in 2030 and How We Start on That Road Today. (Alister McGrath, King’s College, London)

10:00–10:20

Break and Breakout Session sign-up

10:20–11:20

Panel Discussion and Q&A with Speakers: The Vibrant Dance of Faith & Science:

Communicating to our Churches, Communicating to our Cultures -

Science and Science/Theology Issues.

Panel Moderator: Andy Crouch

Panel Members: Deborah Haarsma, Rob Norris, Dinesh D’Souza, Darrel Falk, Hugh Ross, Stephen Meyer, Ross Hastings

11:20–12:20

Panel Discussion and Q&A with Speakers: The Vibrant Dance of Faith & Science:

Communicating to our Churches, Communicating to our Cultures -

Theology/Science   and   Theology Issues.

Panel Moderator: Larry Coulter, Shepherd of the Hills Presbyterian Church

Panel Members: Rob Norris, John Walton, Jack Collins, Walter Kaiser, Ross Hastings, Hugh Ross

12:20–1:50

Lunch and Breakout Session sign-up

1:50–3:10

Breakout Sessions III

3:10–3:30

Break and Breakout Session sign-up

3:30–4:50

Breakout Sessions IV

4:50–5:05

Thank yous, Farewells, Where do we go from here ?

5:05–5:25

Worship

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