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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.

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.

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

Robert John Russell publishes new book Time in Eternity

Robert John Russell, the Ian G. Barbour Professor of Theology and Science in residence at the Graduate Theological Union, has published a new book titled Time in Eternity: Pannenberg, Physics, and Eschatology in Creative Mutual Interaction.

Robert Russell

Robert RussellGraduate Theological Union
Director, Center for Theology and the Natural Sciences
Professor of Theology and Science (In-Residence), GTU
Core Doctoral Faculty Member

At GTU since 1981

Ph.D., (physics) University of California at Santa Cruz
M.A., M. Div., Pacific School of Religion
 

Ted F. Peters

Ted F. PetersPacific Lutheran Theological Seminary
Distinguished Research Professor of Systematic Theology
Core Doctoral Faculty Member

At GTU since 1978

Michael J. Dodds, O.P.

Michael J. DoddsDominican School of Philosophy and Theology
Professor of Philosophy and Theology
Core Doctoral Faculty Member

At GTU since 1985

S.T.D., University of Fribourg, Switzerland
M.Div., M.A. in Theology, Dominican School of Philosophy and Theology
B.A., M.A. in Philosophy, St. Albert’s College

Ted Peters (PLTS) addresses Christian Scholars' Conference

Ted Peters, Professor of Systematic Theology at Pacific Lutheran Theological Seminary, gave the plenary address "Stem Cells: Who's Fighting with Whom about What?" at the 31st Annual Christian Scholars' Conference hosted at Pepperdine University. Other speakers during the three conference (June 16-18) included Dr. Francis S. Collins, National Institutes of Heath Director; Rev. Dr. John Polkinghorne, founding president of the International Society for Science and Religion; and Emmy award-winning journalist and sustainability advocate Simran Sethi.

And the Winner is… Alejandro García-Rivera

Alex Garcia-Rivera receives Sarlo award“I’m amazed,” says, Alejandro (Alex) García-Rivera, Professor of Systematic Theology and GTU Core Doctoral Faculty Member, about receiving the 2010 Sarlo Excellence in Teaching Award. “I had very little teaching experience when I came here, and at the start, I didn’t know what I was doing. My ‘training’ came — as in an apprenticeship — mostly from colleagues and through trial and error. What I learned along the way is that teaching is about communication, and that if I pay attention to my method of teaching, it can improve and go beyond the apprentice model.” Continuous improvement has paid off. The Sarlo Award recognizes García-Rivera as a teacher who embodies the values of interreligious sensitivity and commitment, interdisciplinary approach and content in teaching, sensitivity to ethnic and cultural diversity, and creative classroom pedagogical methods and performance.

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