We are pleased to announce the Henry Center Public Lectures and Events for the 2019–20 academic year. All Trinity events are free and open to the public, and will also be made available via live stream.
God said . . . and it was so: Divine Action, Contingency, and Modern Science
The whole of the Christian tradition has affirmed that God freely acts in the world; that he created and continually sustains it, that it is subject to his providential care and miraculous intervention—and most importantly, that God acted decisively in the incarnation, death, and resurrection of Christ. Yet, in spite of this commonly held belief, there is no clear consensus among evangelicals— theologians and scientists alike—about what it means to affirm that God acts in the world. This simple affirmation is taken by some to either support or rule out various scientific proposals. More often, the affirmation is taken for granted, and the implications of affirming divine action for our theological and scientific beliefs goes unexplored. This year of the Creation Project explores how these classical affirmations bear on issues and questions raised by the natural sciences.
Kevin Vanhoozer (Scripture & Ministry), September 12
“Divine Interjection: How God Puts Morphemes into Motion in the Great Theater of the World” | Learn More
Rosalind Picard (Trinity Symposium), October 17
“AI, Spirituality, and Human Flourishing” | Learn More
William Abraham (Scripture & Ministry), November 7
“Divine Action, Healing, and Providence” | Learn More
Jennifer Powell McNutt (Scripture & Ministry), January 16
“Keeping Time with the Divine Clockmaker: The Charting of Sacred Chronology during the Rise of Modern Science” | Learn More
Craig Keener (Scripture & Ministry), March 12
“Signs of the Kingdom: Miracles in the New Testament and Today” | Learn More
Denis Alexander (Trinity Symposium), April 2
“Are We Slaves to Our Genes?” | Learn More
Spring Theology Conference
Divine Action and Scientific Integrity: Historical and Contemporary Perspectives
Covenant Theological Seminary | St. Louis, MO, March 27–28, 2020 | Learn More
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