After four great years, the Faith and Reason Seminars held at Grace Church have come to a close. PowerPoint files from those seminars can still be found below under Past Seminars. Although no longer at Grace Church, the seminars will continue as Science and Faith Seminars at the New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science (NMMNHS) on the second Friday of even numbered months, except December, at 7:00 PM and at the Christian Student Center (CSC) near the northwest corner of Central and Girard on dates to be determined. The objective of these seminars is to lay a solid foundation of reason and evidence for Christian faith and to explore the interaction between science and Christianity. To see schedules or get more information, go to scienceandfaithseminars.org.
We are available to give seminars to groups at other locations. Each session is designed to be one to two hours long with roughly half presentation and half discussion. Sessions can be presented individually or combined for retreats and workshops.
For more information contact: Mike Edenburn – email@example.com – 505-869-2911.
2014-01-12 Faith, Reason & Theistic World View
2014-03-09 Science and Faith
2014-07-13 Evidence for Design: Earth & Solar System
2014-09-14 Evidence for Cosmic Design
2015-01-11 Design in Biology
Journey Inside the Cell https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1fiJupfbSpg
2015-03-08 Problems with Evolution
Cambrian Explosion 1 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4DkbmuRhXRY
Cambrian Explosion 2 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iZFM48XIXnk
2015-07-12 Introduction to Intelligent Design
2015-09-13 Old Testament Reliability
2015-11-08 New Testament Reliability
According to the materialists, faith and reason are mutually exclusive. Reason is based on reality and science is the only reliable means for determining that reality. Faith is a matter of personal preference that has nothing to do with reality. The Church, to a great extent, accepted the separation of faith and reason and, in so doing, gave up the intellectual high ground it once held. As a result, materialism became the predominant world-view in the universities that were once Christian institutions, and from there, the materialistic world-view spread throughout public education and other institutions.
Faced with the materialist’s goal of destroying the foundations of theism, Christians must decide on a course of action. One course is continued acquiescence to the idea of separation between faith and reason. The other course is fighting back with the evidence that faith and reason are a unified whole and the basis for understanding reality. The second course is more difficult. It will require church leaders, Christian educators, parents, and young adults to get at least a basic education in the evidence that proclaims the reality that God exists and is the creator of all things, that the Bible is reliable, and that putting our faith in and glorifying Him is both natural and reasonable. The evidence is strong. This series of seminars will present it.