Has science disproved Christianity?

Many claim that science stands in fundamental conflict with the Christian faith. This two-day conference brings together two leading scholars to make the case that science and faith are not only compatible, they are allies. 

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    Dr. Ian Hutchinson

    Professor of Nuclear Science & Engineering

    Ian Hutchinson, PhD is Professor of Nuclear Science and Engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). An international expert on the physics of plasmas, his research underlies the effort to generate practical energy from fusion reactions, the power source of the stars. In addition to authoring 200 research articles and a textbook about plasma physics, Dr. Hutchinson is also a widely respected speaker and author on the relationship between science and Christianity. His recent book, Can a Scientist Believe in Miracles? An MIT Professor Answers Questions on God and Science, tackles hundreds of the varied and tough questions that students have asked him at his public presentations.

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    Dr. Hans Madueme

    Associate Professor of Theological Studies

    Hans Madueme, MD, PhD serves as associate professor of theological studies at Covenant College in Lookout Mountain, Georgia. Dr. Madueme was born in Sweden and grew up in Nigeria and Austria. He originally trained as a medical doctor and completed his residency in internal medicine at the Mayo Clinic before shifting his focus to theology. He received his Master of Divinity and then completed his PhD in systematic theology from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. He has written or co-edited two books, many book chapters, articles, and shorter essays for a variety of publications. Hans is a ruling elder at St. Elmo Presbyterian Church in Chattanooga. He and his wife, Shelley, have two children, Caleb and Zoe and live in Flintstone, Georgia.

Schedule

  • Session 1| Friday, Feb 28

    6:30 pm

    Dr. Ian Hutchinson

    Religion Relegated? Does Science Rule out Faith?

  • Session 2 | Saturday, Feb. 29

    9:00 am

    Dr. Hans Madueme

    Is Naturalism Enough?

  • Session 3 | Saturday, Feb 29

    10:40 am

    Dr. Hans Madueme

    Science and the Question of Miracles

  • Lunch | Saturday, Feb. 29

    12 noon to 1:45 pm

    off-site

    directions to nearby restaurants will be provided

  • Session 4 | Saturday, Feb. 29

    1:45 pm

    Panel Discussion 

    Q&A with conference speakers

  • Session 5 | Saturday, Feb. 29

    3:00 pm

    Dr. Ian Hutchinson

    Faithful Science: Revelation in Nature and History

O.5 CEUs will be offered for to those who attend all sessions.

  • Venue

    Hope Hull United Methodist Church

    305 Wasden Road

    Hope Hull, AL 36043

  • Lodging

    96 Folmar Parkway | Montgomery, AL 36105 

    334-288-3858

    60 Wasden Road | Hope Hull, AL, 36043

    334-280-9592

Conference Partners

Hope Hull United Methodist Church

P.O. Box 325 Hope Hull AL36043

334.288.3956

contacthhumc@hopehullumc.org