Published on January 20, 2013 by Steve Donaldson  

Two science and religion discussion groups for adults begin this week at Dawson Memorial Baptist Church (1114 Oxmoor Rd, Homewood, AL, 35209).

Beginning Wednesday, January 23rd, Dr. Paul Atchison will lead a weekly series of discussions on neurologist Oliver Sacks’ fascinating book The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat. This book provides a unique way to think about the relationship between mind, body, soul, consciousness, and free will. Meetings will begin at 6:15 p.m. in room 252N.    

Beginning Thursday, January 24th, Dr. Rogers Redding will lead a weekly series of discussions on Francis Collins’ popular book The Language of God. Collins (who spearheaded the human genome project and currently heads the National Institutes of Health) describes his journey to Christianity and explains how there need be no conflict between Christianity and science, even on historically contentious issues. Meetings will begin at 6:30 p.m. in room 254N.  

Visitors are welcome at any session.

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.