Life is not organized into tidy, disciplinary lines; it is nuanced and full of crossover between a vast range of disciplines. The “Boundaries and Horizons: Engaging Faith, Science, and Humanities” program aims to promote interdisciplinary collaborations that will generate discussion regarding the relationship between Christianity and science on the Asbury University campus. This symposium will explore questions about the origins of the universe, creation, evolution, and the crucial but difficult relationship between faith and science. Dr. Mike Peterson and Dr. Dennis Venema lead a discussion that will focus on concepts covered in their recent book “Biology, Religion, and Philosophy: An Introduction.”
A light breakfast, lunch, book, and a modest stipend will be provided for participants.
Professor of Philosophy of Religion
Asbury Theological Seminary
Dr. Michael L. Peterson is Professor of Philosophy at Asbury Theological Seminary, a 1972 graduate of Asbury College, holding a Ph.D. in History and Philosophy of Science from the State University of New York (1976). Dr. Peterson has written or been senior author of a number of books including Biology, Religion, and Philosophy: An Introduction (with Dennis Venema, Cambridge University Press).
Professor of Biology
Trinity Western University
Dr. Dennis Venema is a Fellow of the American Scientific Affiliation and was Fellow of Biology for the BioLogos Foundation from 2011 to 2018. He was a Scholarship and Christianity in Oxford (SCIO) Visiting Scholar in Science and Religion in 2015-2016. He is co-author, with Michael L. Peterson, of Biology, Religion, and Philosophy: An Introduction (2020) and co-author, with Scot McKnight, of Adam and the Genome (2017).