The annual Barnes Science and Faith Symposium offers our community an opportunity to engage with significant issues of our day.
This year, our featured speaker, Dr. Warren Brown (Fuller Theological Seminary), will present on the topic “Free Will in the World of Neuroscience.”
Join us for lively discussion of the theological implications of contemporary neuroscience research, particularly as related to questions of free will, personal agency, and virtue.
All events are open to the public. ASL interpretation available upon request.
|Thurs. Feb. 27|
|Lunch & Presentation||The Embodiment of Christian Life||12:15-2||Ellen Stowe Dining Room|
|Reception||3:30-4:00||2nd Floor Lobby, Smith Science Center|
|Presentation||Free Will as Evaluation of Action||4:00-5:15||Auditorium, Smith Science Center|
|Dinner||5:30-6:30||Garlock Dining Commons, Ellen Stowe Dining Room|
|Presentation||Complex Beings and the Emergence of Free Will||7:30-9:30||Hale Auditorium, Cultural Life Center|
|Chapel Presentation||Embodiment, Disability, and the Work of God||11:00-11:15||Hale Auditorium, Cultural Life Center|
|Lunch Only + All Sessions||$15.00|
|Dinner Only + All Sessions||$15.00|
|Lunch & Dinner + Sessions||$25.00|
|Sessions Only||No Fee|
The Barnes Science and Faith Symposium is made possible by the generous support of Dr. and Mrs. David Barnes, who have been active participants in the Roberts Wesleyan College community since the 1970s. Dr. Barnes, professor emeritus in biology, taught at Roberts from 1970-2004. His wife Avis taught in the Pavilion School District for 30 years. They created the Barnes Symposium to foster an annual lecture series that would address issues of science and Christian faith.
What are my payment options?
You can pay with VISA, Mastercard, Discover and American Express. You can also pay by check. To pay with a check, click on "Show other payment options" under the Register button.
Should I register even if I'm only going to the seesions?
Yes. While you can attend the sessions without registering, we ask that you do register so we can be better prepared for those who do come.
What do I need to bring to the event?
Bring your printed e-mail confirmation.
What if I want to register for lunch, or lunch & dinner, after the deadline of February 21?
You can still attend these events, however we ask that you please contact us at the address below before you register. You may not be able to select one of the menu items for lunch, but may have to pick up lunch in the dining hall. You will be able to have the buffet dinner like all other attendees.
Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?
Via e-mail: BarnesSymposium@roberts.edu
Via telephone: (585) 594-6134
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