Ask the beasts – does science matter to faith?

What do Science and Religion have to say to each other?

Can a biblically informed faith be compatible with the Theory of Evolution?

Join Rev. Vernon Meyer, Ph.D, Pastor, Sun Lakes United Church of Christ, for a presentation on Tuesday, March 14, from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. at the Robson Library, Lecky Room, 9330 E. Riggs Road, Sun Lakes, AZ, 85248.

Is it possible to have a conversation between science and the theory of evolution and the Christian religion? About half of the Christians in the United States would consider such an encounter inconceivable, but Dr. Elizabeth Johnson shows how a biblically-informed faith can come alive and hope can be renewed when we look at the life-world through the lens of Darwin’s Origin. What would happen to our theologies, then, if we looked at life as closely and compassionately as Darwin does in the Origin, while keeping in mind simultaneously the genetically informed developments that have taken place in evolutionary biology since Darwin’s day? The most vocal evolutionists think that biology has made theology superfluous. Natural selection, not God, they insist is the author of life. But Johnson’s theologically sophisticated view of divine action allows for no real competition between natural causation and divine creativity.

There will be time for questions and refreshments following the presentation. For more information, contact Pastor Vernon at Sun Lakes United Church of Christ, 480-895-6317, or Fred Cerutti at 480-415-8589.