Posted by Mary Wimberley on 2010-09-14

A series of lectures addressing the “Big Questions in Science and Religion “ will be presented by Samford University faculty members this fall at Independent Presbyterian Church (IPC). The first is scheduled for Wednesday, Sept. 15, at 6:15 p.m.

The weekly programs will be led by math and computer science professor Dr. Steve Donaldson, biology professor Dr. George Keller, philosophy professor Dr. Wilton Bunch, and business professor Dr. Tom Woolley.  All are Fellows in Samford’s new Center for Science and Religion.

The 10-week series at IPC will be the first major public outreach effort of the Center, which is designed to frame teaching and research in the sciences and mathematics by the “big questions” of meaning and value.

The Sept. 15 presentation, led by Dr. Keller, will consider the relationship between science and religion. Other lectures will address topics related to origins, free will, the soul, what it will mean to be human, miracles, and the existence of God. All are on Wednesdays at 6:15 p.m., and are free and open to the public.

For information and a complete schedule of topics, email Dr. Donaldson at or call (205) 726-2447.

About Samford University – Samford University is a premier nationally ranked private university deeply rooted in its Christian mission. Founded in 1841, Samford is the 87th oldest institution of higher education in the United States. U.S. News & World Report ranks Samford 4th among regional universities in the South. Samford enrolls 5,619 students from 44 states, the District of Columbia and 29 other countries in its 10 academic units: arts, arts and sciences, business, divinity, education, health professions, law, nursing, pharmacy, and public health. Samford also fields 17 NCAA Division I teams that compete in the tradition-rich Southern Conference.