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MacLaurinCSF Church & University Summer Seminar
Origins Today: Genesis Through Ancient Eyes
with Dr. John Walton, Professor of Old Testament at Wheaton College
The perceived rift between faith and science today creates a number of potential challenges for pastors and churches, including providing satisfying and faithful answers to seekers and skeptics, discipling young believers who wrestle with questions about origins, and finally, supporting Christians called to vocations in the sciences. Genesis 1 is often at the center of these vital conversations.
We are excited to welcome Dr. John Walton, whose careful analysis of Genesis 1 as an ancient text written to an ancient culture shows how the text allows space for the discoveries of modern science. Walton argues that there is nothing intrinsic to the science of origins that is inconsistent with the biblical record. What he uncovers are the profound and unique theological insights the author of Genesis intended for his readers, insights important for us as well.
John Walton earned his M.A. in Biblical Studies from Wheaton Graduate School and his Ph.D. in Hebrew and Cognate Studies from Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion. Dr. Walton taught for twenty years at the Moody Bible Institute before taking his current position as Professor of Old Testament at Wheaton College.
7:30 am Coffee and Bagels
7:45 am Session 1: Authority, Scripture and Science
8:45 am Session 2: Genesis One through Ancient Eyes
9:30 am Brunch
10:15 am Session 3: Human Origins and Genesis Two
11:00 am Church & University Leaders Respond
Event Location: North Star Ballroom, St. Paul Student Center, University of Minnesota, St. Paul Campus. Parking is available in the Gortner Avenue Ramp (1395 Gortner Avenue, St. Paul).
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