Call for Papers
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
9 AM – 5 PM on Saturday, January 27th,
California Baptist University, Riverside,
Plenary Talks and
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:
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.
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
should be sent to Michael Everest of Westmont College at email@example.com 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.
Full names of all co-authors, and
if appropriate, their titles and institutions/organizations
Preference for a poster, 20-minute
oral presentation, or panel discussion
Title and 200-350 word abstract
submissions will be evaluated based on their significance, appropriateness for
an ASA conference, and intellectual merit. Authors
will be notified of the acceptance status of their papers by Friday, December 22nd.
The American Scientific Affiliation (ASA) (network.asa3.org) 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.