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2019 CMU Scientist in Residence | Dr. Dennis R. Venema (videos)

2019 CMU Scientist in Residence | Dr. Dennis R. Venema (videos)

Dr. Dennis R. Venema (PhD, University of British Columbia) is Professor of Biology at Trinity Western University (Langley, British Columbia, Canada). He is co-author, with theologian Scot McKnight, of Adam and the Genome: Reading Scripture after Genetic Science (Brazos, 2017).

 

Monday, February 4 | Student Forum

11:30 AM, CMU Chapel (600 Shaftesbury Blvd.)

Adam, Eve, and Evolution: Navigating the Issues

Evangelicals are in the midst of a spirited debate about Adam and evolution. Do we share ancestry with other forms of life? Do all humans descend from a specially-created couple? How do Christians who accept evolutionary biology harmonize their faith with the findings of science?

 

Tuesday, February 5 | Chapel

11:30 AM, CMU Chapel (600 Shaftesbury Blvd.)

Loving God with our Hearts, Souls, and Minds

Christianity has a long history of studying creation as an act of worship, and the Christian conviction that nature is ordered by God was a significant factor in the development of modern science. As believers, how can we honor God in the present day as we explore His creation?

 

Wednesday, February 6 | Public Lecture

7:00 PM, Marpeck Commons (2299 Grant Ave.)

Fearfully and Wonderfully Made? Adam, Eve, and Evolution

Christians hold that God is the Creator, and that he brought the world and life into being as an intentional act of design. Modern genomics strongly supports the hypothesis that random mutation and natural selection are a key part of evolution, including for humans. Are these claims at odds with one another? Is it possible to view evolution as a form of design?

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