CONTACT: MARY GERAGHTY
100 Old Public Library
Iowa City IA 52242
(319) 384-0011; fax (319) 384-0024
Speaker to discuss scientific basis for faith
IOWA CITY, Iowa -- Scientists and theologists have long debated whether
there is a scientific basis for a belief in God. Hugh Ross, founder and
director of "Reasons To Believe," a non-profit organization that
tracks research being done on human origins and compares it with biblical
theology, will visit the University of Iowa Friday, March 5 and Saturday,
March 6 to present two lectures addressing this question.
The first lecture, "The Fingerprint of God: New Cosmological Discoveries,"
will be March 5 at 7:30 p.m. in the Buchanan Auditorium of the Pappajohn
Business Administration Building. The second presentation will be a mini-conference
on "Relating Science and Christianity," beginning at 9:30 a.m.
March 6 in Room W107 Pappajohn. Both presentations are free and open to
the public, but registration is requested for the Saturday, March 6 mini-conference.
Jason Chen of the UI Geneva Lecture Committee, (319) 341-0007, by Feb.
26 to register.
Ross is a renowned astrophysicist and an authority on "quasars."
At age 17 he was the youngest person to ever serve as director of observations
for Vancouver's Royal Astronomical Society in Canada. For more than two
decades, Ross has traveled across North America and around the world, discussing
new cosmological discoveries and their connections with scripture.
Ross's visit to the UI is sponsored by the Geneva Lecture Series which
brings speakers to the UI to speak from a Christian perspective on a wide
range of topics and issues of interest to the UI and Iowa City community.
Cosponsors of the event include the University Lecture Committee and
nearly 20 churches and religious organizations. For more information, contact
Jason Chen, Convenor, Geneva Lecture Committee. (319) 341-0007.