Published on October 3, 2012 by Steve Donaldson  

On Saturday, October 20, 2012, the Center for Science and Religion will host a one-day conference for pastors, ministerial staff, and church members at Dawson Memorial Baptist Church in Birmingham. Noted author Dr. Karl Giberson will deliver the keynote address on the topic "Is Science at War with the Church?" Additional sessions will address questions such as "Can there be Purpose in a World of Chance?" (Dr. Tom Woolley), "Where Do We Come From? (Dr. Wilton Bunch), "Is There a Place for the Soul in a Physical Brain?" (Dr. George Keller), "What Difference Does Interpretation Make?" (Dr. Todd Harrington), and "The Seven Deadly Sins of Science and Religion" (Dr. Steve Donaldson). Lunch will be provided for up to five ministers and members per congregation if registered by October 12. Contact Mandy Hewitt at or 205-871-7324 to make reservations.

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.