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2016 Winter Day Conference—So. Cal. Christians in Science


When: 2/27/2016
9:00 AM
Where: Fuller Seminary
135 N. Oakland Ave.
Pasadena, California  91182
United States
Stephen Contakes

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You are invited to attend

“Practical Applications of Faith and Science”

2016 Conference Schedule and Talk Titles

The 2016 Southern California Christians in Science Winter Day Conference
Jointly hosted by Fuller Seminary’s Science and Religion Club and the Southern
California Christians in Science American Scientific Affiliation local chapter

9:00 AM – 5 PM on Saturday, February 27, 2016
Fuller Seminary, Pasadena, CA


Plenary Talks and Events:

Forming Identities of Grace: Cognitive and Neural Models of a Self-for-Others in
Communities of Dedicated Forgiveness and Reconciliation
Michael Spezio, Scripps College

Human Nature in an Evolving Cosmos
Mark Graves, Fuller Theological Seminary

Presentation and Networking Reception
Hosted by Justin Barrett, Fuller Theological Seminary 

The Southern California Christians in Science local chapter of the American Scientific Affiliation (ASA) invites you to participate in its 4th annual winter day conference on Saturday, February 27, 2016.  The conference will feature plenary talks and events by Michael Spezio of Scripps College, Mark Graves of Fuller Theological Seminary, and Justin Barrett of Fuller seminary as well as a variety of contributed talks, posters, panel discussions, and book reviews on a variety of topics related to science and faith.  A light lunch will be provided and there will be times for fellowship and discussion.

Early bird registration is $25 for students and $40 for all others through Monday, February 8. Payment online is preferred; check or money orders are acceptable until Thursday, January 21. Starting Tuesday, February 9, online and at the door, registration will be $30 for students and $45 for all others.

Please register via the conference registration page at ( The registration includes lunch and light refreshments.

Check-in, parking, and other details for conference attendees:

The program booklet for the conference is now available here.  A Fuller campus map is given on the second page.

A parking pass that you can print out and use to park on the Fuller campus on the day of the conference is given here. Click here for the parking map for the areas where you can park which are marked in yellow. However, you really want to try and park in the lot marked A1 since most of the conference will be held in or near the Psychology building, which is marked P on the campus map and is just west of lot A1 on the parking map (it’s directly above the handicapped parking and the spaces marked "underneath the psychology building").

When you arrive you should check in in the lobby of the Psychology building (W on the map).  The plenary sessions will be held in Travis Auditorium in the Psychology building so if you arrive late just go right in; we can get you all set with registration during the break after the first plenary session.

If you plan on registering at the conference be aware that all registrations will be handled by credit card via the ASA website once you arrive.  The only difference is that you will be using a Fuller computer rather than your own.

Program chair:  Stephen Contakes (

Local Arrangements Chair:  Deb Shepherd (


The American Scientific Affiliation ( was founded in 1941 as an international network of Christians in the sciences.  Members of the ASA are united by a belief in orthodox Christianity, as defined by the Apostles’ and Nicene Creeds and a commitment to excellence in science.  The ASA is not an advocacy organization. Where there is honest disagreement on an aspect of science, Christian faith, or the relationship between the two, the ASA strives to create a safe environment in which dialogue can flourish and diverse, even contrasting, ideas can be discussed with courtesy and respect.


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