As our knowledge of the natural world has exploded with the advance of modern scientific inquiry, science itself has become for many the definitive epistemological authority. Naturally, the priestly oracles of this neo-orthodoxy are scientists, those who mediate the Scientific Word to the masses. In contrast, pastors, priests and other clergy have been relegated in the public mind to religiously-seasoned social workers offering over-worked aphorisms about a distant and tenuous hereafter in a cheap form of Sunday morning entertainment.
Gordon College has partnered with the John Templeton Foundation to honor the pioneering work of Dr. Robert Herrmann who addressed, throughout his distinguished career, the “Big Questions” constellated around the theme of science and religion.
Tuesday, October 8, 2013 to Thursday, October 10, 2013
As many of you know, philosopher Alvin Plantinga will be on campus next week. This week we will watch a video of Plantinga's Veritas Forum lecture given earlier this year in California, in which he addresses the claim that science implies secularism. Come out to get a taste of this renowned scholar before seeing him in person next week. Open to any and all students. Lecture at 5. Pizza and discussion at 6.