Led by Dr. Jim PetersonApril 16, 23, 30, 9 a.m., Parish Hall
The sciences are constantly growing in their influence, while the Christian faith is the world’s largest global movement. Where these two connect spurs some of the most dynamic, insightful, and important conversations today. What can science do, and what can it not do? How does that interact with Christian faith according to the founders of science and in many stellar scientists today? Does our pervasive and well-earned appreciation for science potentially distort how we read scripture? What do the first two chapters of the Bible actually say? Dr. Peterson, our guide, is an ordained minister who was recently invited to lecture at both the World Parliament of Religions and at the National Academy of Sciences. He has done research in genetics for NIH and holds a PhD in Religion from the University of Virginia. Here in the valley, he is the Schumann Chair of Christian Ethics at Roanoke College, and serves as the ethicist for LewisGale Medical Center, and on the faculty of the Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine.