Big Questions Seminar Series

 Big Question

Grant activities were formally launched during the fall of 2011 with a ten week seminar series on big questions in science and religion. This series was offered on Wednesday evenings as part of Dawson’s regular weekly programming and followed a comparable series of well-received presentations made at a local Presbyterian church a year earlier. The intention in this series was to show what science provides in the way of insight into the big questions of meaning and value and to help participants think deeply about the relationship between scientific understanding and their own religious faith. Sessions included:   

What is the relationship between science and religion? – Dr. George Keller

Where did we come from? (cosmology) – Dr. George Keller

Where did we come from? (evolution) – Dr. Wilton Bunch

Do we have free will? (cognitive and neuroscience) – Dr. Steve Donaldson

Do we have free will? (chance and determinism) – Dr. Tom Woolley

What is the soul? (nature of consciousness) – Dr. Steve Donaldson

What will it mean to be human? (transhumanism) – Dr. Steve Donaldson

What will it mean to be human? (current precedent) – Dr. Wilton Bunch

Do miracles occur? (how God interacts with the world) – Dr. Tom Woolley

Does God exist? (natural theology and beyond) Dr. Wiliton Bunch