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2018 Day Conference—So. Cal. Christians in Science

Posted By Michael A. Everest, Monday, October 16, 2017
Updated: Monday, November 27, 2017
Please join us for a local meeting of the American Scientific Affiliation

Call for Papers


Science, Faith, Humanity, & Earth’s Future


The 2018 Southern California Christians in Science Winter Day Conference

Hosted by the Southern California Christians in Science

Local chapter of the American Scientific Affiliation


9 AM – 5 PM on Saturday, January 27th, 2018

California Baptist University, Riverside, CA



Plenary Talks and Events:


Back to the Future of Energy on the Back of an Envelope

Terry M. Gray, Colorado State University



The Necessity of Death in Biological and Christian Theological Perspective

John R. Wood, The King’s University, Edmonton, Alberta



Call for Contributions:


Southern California Christians in Science invites contributed 20-minute talks, posters, and panel discussions.  Submissions may address any topic dealing with the intersection between Christianity and science or technology, although sessions on the following topics related to the conference theme are particularly encouraged:


·    New Science, Ancient Faith.  Contributions should explore the relevance of developments in astronomy, genomics, neuroscience, cognitive science, and other research frontiers for Christians.


·    Science, Faith, and Christian Service.  Contributions will focus on ministry and service-related activities related to the application of science or the science-faith interface.


·    Views from Pulpit & Pew, Views from the Lab.  Contributions will examine how science can inform, enrich, and create tensions for Christian discipleship and church life.


·    Unique Experiences for Unique Impact.  Contributions from professors, teachers, and other leaders describing experiences particularly suited for use in religiously-affiliated educational institutions ranging from youth ministries to colleges, universities, and seminaries.


Contributions from scientists and humanities scholars with expertise in science and religion; undergraduate, graduate, and seminary students interested in the exploring the relationship between science and faith; and Christian leaders interested in the role science-faith dialogue plays in the life of the church are encouraged.



Instructions for Authors of Contributed Presentations



Submissions should be sent to Michael Everest of Westmont College at by midnight on Friday, December 15th.  You submission must include:


1) Presenting contributor’s full name, contact information (mail, phone, and email), and, as appropriate, organization and job title.


2)    Full names of all co-authors, and if appropriate, their titles and institutions/organizations


3)    Preference for a poster, 20-minute oral presentation, or panel discussion


4)    Title and 200-350 word abstract


All submissions will be evaluated based on their significance, appropriateness for an ASA conference, and intellectual merit.[1] Authors will be notified of the acceptance status of their papers by Friday, December 22nd.


The American Scientific Affiliation (ASA) ( 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.

[1] A copy of the merit review criteria is available on request.

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