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CTNS awarded $200K for Project SATURN

The Center for Theology and the Natural Sciences (CTNS) has been awarded a $200,000 research grant from Calvin College[1] for Project SATURN (Scientific and Theological Understandings of Randomness in Nature). The purpose of this grant is to study the scientific warrants for and theological implications of randomness, propensities and indeterminism in nature - including such natural phenomena as the self-organization of the rings of Saturn out of apparently random processes and gravitational interactions.

Clones, Sin, and Extinction: Theological Anthropology in Light of Evolution

Thursday, April 25, 2013 - 7:00pm

Lecture and Discussion with Braden Molhoek

Dinner Board Room, Graduate Theological Union, 2400 Ridge Road, Berkeley

 

Jesus and the Depth of Creation: The Idea of Deep Incarnation

Friday, February 8, 2013 - 7:00pm

J. K. Russell Fellow's Public Forum, part of the J. K. Russell Conference sponsored by CTNS

Dr. Niels Henrik Gregersen, 2013 J. K. Russell Research Fellow in Religion and Science

Tucson Room, Church Divinity School of the Pacific, 2451 Ridge Road, Berkeley. Please enter via the courtyard on Le Conte Avenue.

Free and open to the public. Registration not required.

God, Information, and the Sciences of Complexity

Saturday, February 9, 2013 - 1:00pm to 5:30pm

Part of CTNS' J. K. Russell Conference

Dr. Niels Henrik Gregersen, 2013 J. K. Russell Research Fellow in Religion and Science. Responses by: Joshua Moritz, Ted Peters, Oliver Putz and Robert Russell.

Dinner Board Room, Flora Lamson Hewlett Library, 2400 Ridge Road, Berkeley

To register please visit http://www.ctns.org/jkr_fellow_pay.html or write ctnsinfo@ctns.org for more information.

A Grand Experiment for Divining Nature

An Interview with Robert J. Russell, Director of the Center for Theology and the Natural Sciences

Bob Russell with his 1967 Volvo P1800Science and Religion have always been thought of as diametric opposites, searching for different truths. One need only think of Galileo and Copernicus. How have these poles been brought closer together?

Public Forum with Bishop Richard Cheetham

Tuesday, November 13, 2012 - 7:00pm

'The popular image of science as providing reliable, useful and objective knowledge, whilst theology only offers speculative and subjective opinion is remarkably widespread and persistent.  This remains so despite a large and growing body of academic literature which presents a much more nuanced view.  One important understanding is that both science and theology can be seen as saying (albeit in different ways) true things about the way things really are - i.e.

Public Forum with Knut-Willy Saether

Thursday, September 27, 2012 - 7:00pm

Knut-Willy Sæther is Adjunct Professor in religious education at the Norwegian School of Leadership and Theology (Høyskolen for Ledelse og Teologi). His Ph.D. was in the area of philosophy of religion focused on the work of John Polkinghorne, and he currently serves as Associate Professor at the University College of Volda. Sæther is an experienced educator and has written on the relationship between theology and the natural sciences.

Dinner Board Room, Flora Lamson Hewlett Library, 2400 Ridge Road, Berkeley

Time in Eternity Book Release Celebration

Friday, September 14, 2012 - 2:30pm

Responses by William Stoeger, S.J., Lou Ann Trost, and Oliver Putz in addition to author Robert J. Russell.

Also recognition of the Center for Theology and the Natural Sciences’ 30th Anniversary and completion of the Ian G. Barbour Chair in Theology and Science. Reception to follow.

Dinner Board Room, Flora Lamson Hewlett Library, 2400 Ridge Road, Berkeley

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