The American Scientific Affiliation

ASA NewsNote September 25, 2017

Dear ASA Member,

Fall has arrived here in New England and the ASA office is busy as ever! We are pleased to introduce to you our new Membership and Outreach Manager, Kristen Broughton. Kristen is delighted to join our team and she can be reached at We will feature her in our fall newsletter publication so stay tuned for that. In the meantime, please join us in giving her a warm ASA welcome!

Joyfully in Christ,

Leslie and Vicki

Impact Story: ASA Profile of Faith Tucker

Faith Tucker, ASA member and Executive Council early career representative, shared her story at the Yancey banquet at our Annual Meeting. Faith's journey with the ASA is inspiring for all who seek to balance the relationship of science and faith in their life and work. Read Faith's story here.

Recent travels...

This past month, Leslie and Vicki attended the Religion News Association conference and had meetings with the Nashville chapter. It was great to connect with ASA members and friends both at Belmont University and Union University.

In addition, Vicki attended the CSCA annual general meeting and McGrath/Shermer debate in Toronto as well as the CSCA Executive meeting in Hamilton. Also, Leslie is currently in Oxford, England speaking at the Experimental Tests Of Quantum Reality Conference.

On the Radio in L.A.

Leslie was interviewed on the radio show with The Christian Exchange. Use these links to view part one and part two of her interview where she discusses her work with the ASA. These radio shows will take place monthly so stay tuned for regular podcasts.

2017 Annual Meeting Recordings & Photos

Relive, or experience for the first time, the 2017 Annual Meeting at Colorado School of Mines. Click the link below to view the photo album and access recordings of all sessions.

2017 Annual Meeting Photo Album

2017 Annual Meeting Presentations

Future Travels...

In the coming months, we are looking forward to traveling to Iowa and Arkansas to explore the creation of local chapters in those areas. As we continue our strategic local chapter campaign efforts around the U.S. and Canada, we look forward to hearing from ASA members interested in launching an ASA chapter in their respective geographic areas. Please be in touch!

2018 ASA Annual Meeting!

Mark your calendar now for next year's Annual Meeting at Gordon College in Wenham, MA. Program Chair, Michael Paul is putting together a terrific program. View the promo slides here. You won't want to miss it!

Impact Report

Our 2017 Impact Report is now available online here.

Check Out Dennis Lamoureux's MOOC: Science & Religion 101

This course examines the nature of both science & religion and attempts to explore the possible relationships between them. The primary purpose is to dispel the popular myth that science and religion are entrenched in a never ending conflict.

The course starts today, but you have until Friday, September 29 so don't miss out on this great opportunity. Please spread the word to your friends, family, students, colleagues, and any one else that might be interested!

Link to Coursera

Link to Instructor Introduction

Link to Topics Overview

Pray for Our ASA Family

Our prayers are with our ASA members in Texas and Florida and all areas affected by this busy hurricane season. Please continue to pray as they rebuild.

We are looking for ASA prayer warriors to pray intentionally and regularly on behalf of and for the ASA. Would you be willing to serve on this important committee of our organization? If so, please email Vicki for specific details.

Student Scholarship Fund

We had a record number of students, 67 in total, at our recent Annual Meeting. Many of them were able to attend due to the scholarship funding we were able to provide. Thanks to many of you who have already generously given to the scholarship fund. If you have not already done so, would you consider making a gift now to help us replenish the account?

Beginning Balance $ 994
Donations $4,968
Scholarships ($7,736)
Current Balance ($1,774)

Capital Campaign Fund Update

Thank you to the many who have generously participated in our capital campaign. We have successfully raised $141,384 to date and have just $8,616 remaining to meet our goal of $150,000. If you have not yet made a gift, or are in a position to make an additional gift, we would be most grateful! Donate online HERE.

Shop Online and Support the ASA

Visit the ASA virtual bookstore through Christian Book Distributors and a portion of your purchase will be donated to the ASA.

ASA is also a member of Amazon Smile, so be sure to designate ASA as your supported organization every time you purchase through Amazon.

Every little bit helps, and it's so easy to support the ASA when you do your every day shopping online.

See You on Facebook

There are two ways for ASA members to connect and interact on Facebook. We would love to see you there!

Find us at . Like our page and you will find many interesting, intriguing, compelling, and educational posts in your newsfeed. And each is an opportunity to interact with great resources and other ASA members.

The Nexus Forum is a place for ASA members to connect and engage as an online community. The forum is a closed group, and ASA members can request to be added to the group at Forum posts are designed to allow members to get to know each other, share from experience, find support and encouragement in their personal and professional development. Posts will introduce new topics of discussion with specific questions designed to lead to dynamic interaction with fellow ASA members.

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