Published on September 1, 2011 by Steve Donaldson  

Senior Fellows from the Samford University Center for Science and Religion will conduct a ten-week series of seminars on big questions in science and religion at Dawson Memorial Baptist Church in Birmingham ( beginning September 7. Sessions are from at 6:15-7:15 on Wednesday evenings and are open to the public. 

September 7: What is the relationship between science and religion?
September 14: Where did we come from? (cosmology)
September 21: Where did we come from? (evolution)
September 28: Do we have free will? (cognitive and neuroscience)
October 5: Do we have free will? (chance and determinism)
October 12: What is the soul? (nature of consciousness)
October 19: What will it mean to be human? (transhumanism)
October 26: What will it mean to be human? (current precedent)
November 2: Do miracles occur? (how God interacts with the world)
November 9: Does God exist? (natural theology and beyond)

The series is part of the Center’s “Scientists in Congregations Grant” (funded by the Templeton foundation).

Dawson is located at 1114 Oxmoor Road, Birmingham, AL 35209.

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.