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Pensmore Dialogue on Science and Faith Returns to PHC

October 23rd, 2013

By Rachel Aldrich

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the Pensmore Dialogues.

The Patrick Henry College community will once again explore big questions about the origins of life and the universe at The Pensmore Dialogue on Science and Faith at Patrick Henry College on April 4-5, 2014. The two-day conference has moved from its four-year home at Westminster Theological Seminary in Philadelphia to Patrick Henry College this spring.

The primary speaking roster once again includes noted Christian intellectual Dr. John Lennox, a renowned Oxford University mathematics professor, who will return as a keynote speaker.

Additionally, Discovery Institute Director Dr. Stephen C. Meyer, a former geophysicist and college professor, and Father Robert Spitzer, former president of Gonzaga University and current president of the Magis Center of Reason and Faith, have been confirmed. Meyer is a noted author on ID (intelligent design), while Spitzer’s writings explore the connections between faith and reason in contemporary astrophysics and philosophy.

Rounding out the line-up will be Dr. Jay Richards, Senior Fellow of the Discovery Institute and director of its Center on Wealth, Poverty, and Morality, Dr. Vern S. Poythress, professor of New Testament Interpretation at Westminster Theological Seminary, and Dr. Guillermo Gonzalez, assistant professor of Physics and Astronomy at Ball State University.

Last year’s conference was a one-day session, but this year its founder, Steve Huff, a friend of PHC and retired intelligence software entrepreneur, wanted to bring the full experience to Patrick Henry College.

“I’m a great fan of Patrick Henry College,” he says. “Its students are bright and articulate. The College is producing leaders of the next generation and they need to see and hear these arguments. I’m hoping this conference will help establish PHC as an intellectual center for these critically important issues.

“These conferences challenge an assumption that seems to dominate our culture - that science and faith are in conflict, even mutually exclusive,” Huff added. “In view of the large number of present and future policy makers in this area, we believed it important to present an alternative point of view.”

Click here to learn more and to RSVP for The Pensmore Dialogue on Science and Faith, April 4-5. Registration will open January 1, 2014.