God and Science.
Loving Science, Loving God
Dr Ruth Bancewicz
Sunday 8th January | 10.30am & 6.30pm
Science has become so loaded with cultural baggage, it’s easy to feel that it’s incompatible with belief in God. The reality is that science – as taught in our schools and universities – is not just compatible with, but can enhance, the experience of faith.
Dr Ruth Bancewicz has a background in genetics and developmental biology, and is now Church Engagement Director at the Faraday Institute for Science and Religion. She is also a writer, a theology student and an explorer of the Cambridgeshire waterways by paddleboard.
Is evolutionary science incompatible with Christian faith?
Sunday 15th January | 10.30am & 6.30pm
Many people believe that evolutionary science undermines important aspects of the Christian faith. Science, it is claimed, has explained God away, and belief in the Bible is incompatible with modern understanding. In this talk, we’ll take hold of those thorny questions that cause scientists to dismiss the Bible and see why many people see no conflict between Christianity and Darwin’s revolutionary theory.
Matt is a PhD student in the Divinity Faculty at the University of Cambridge. His thesis considers the implications of evolutionary theory for the Christian understanding of the soul and its creation. He’s also an associate lecturer at Ridley Hall, Cambridge. He didn’t grow up as a Christian and had very little interest in science until his conversion during university. He hadn’t expected that becoming a believer would spark a personal intellectual revolution, but it did, and since then, he has been known to get very excited about general relativity, mycorrhizal networks, and cultural evolution.