Published on October 20, 2011 by Steve Donaldson  

Dawson Memorial Baptist Church was the scene on Saturday, October 20, 2012 for a free one-day conference on Science, Religion, and the Church. Noted author and keynote speaker Karl Giberson kicked things off with his presentation, "Is Science at War with Christianity?" Senior Center Fellows Tom Woolley, Wilton Bunch, George Keller, and Steve Donaldson and Dawson Minister of Spiritual Formation Todd Harrington contributed talks on chance and purpose, evolution, brain and soul, unnecessary problems in science and religion, and interpretation. Participants represented twenty different churches from Alabama, Georgia, and Tennessee. The conference was funded by a Scientists in Congregations grant.

Samford is a leading Christian university offering undergraduate programs grounded in the liberal arts with an array of nationally recognized graduate and professional schools. Founded in 1841, Samford is the 87th-oldest institution of higher learning in the United States. Samford enrolls 5,791 students from 49 states, Puerto Rico and 16 countries in its 10 academic schools: arts, arts and sciences, business, divinity, education, health professions, law, nursing, pharmacy and public health. Samford fields 17 athletic teams that compete in the tradition-rich Southern Conference and ranks 6th nationally for its Graduation Success Rate among all NCAA Division I schools.