The American Scientific Affiliation

ASA NewsNote October 26, 2018

Dear Colleague,

Fall greeting from the ASA home office!

Those of us here in Boston are pretty excited about the Red Sox being in the World Series. I'm so glad we were able to catch a game at Fenway Park this summer before the Annual Meeting. 

Now that the dust has settled from ASA 2018, planning for ASA 2019 at Wheaton College has begun. In addition, we are delighted about the launching of three new local chapters—in Northern California, in Philadelphia, and at Colorado Christian University. Leslie and I are planning to be in the Philly and Princeton areas in early December, so please join us for one of these meetings.

Please check out the rest of this NewsNote for many exciting ASA happenings taking place around the U.S. and Canada.

Joyfully in Christ,

Herrmann Lectures on Faith and Science

When: October 29, 30, and November 1, 2018 at 4 p.m.

Where: Ken Olsen Science Center at Gordon College

Speaker: Dr. Carrie Tibbles, Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine at Harvard Medical School; Director of Graduate Medical Education and Vice-Chair of Clinical Innovations in Emergency Medicine at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center will speak on the following topics:

Monday, October 29:
All God's Children: Best Practices in Loving & Serving Vulnerable Children Around the World

Tuesday, October 30:
The Short-Term Missions Questions: A Case Study with Medical Missions in Haiti

Thursday, November 1:
Becoming a Good Neighbor: My Journey as an Emergency Medicine Physician

New Zealand Birding and Wildlife Trip

The ASA is delighted to extend an invitation to all our members (and friends) to join Vicki and Janel Curry, ASA Fellow and Gordon College Provost for a once in a lifetime excursion to New Zealand from March 7–17, 2019. This trip will be in partnership with Gordon College. Attendees will explore New Zealand wildlife, conservation, and restoration of endemic species in four different locations on the island starting in Auckland and finishing in Dunedin. The deadline to claim a spot on this trip is December 1. Click here for the information trip brochure. Or email Vicki if you have more questions or are interested. 

Upcoming Chapter Events

DC Metro Area Chapter Meeting

Saturday, October 27, 5:00–9:00 pm
Home of Mike Beidler
10161 Wavell Road
Fairfax, VA

Feel free to bring a spouse, friend. There will be food.
Contact Mike to RSVP or for more information.

CSCA Public Lecture and Annual General Meeting (AGM)

Friday, November 9, 4:00–8:30 pm
Redeemer University College
Ancaster, Ontario

The lecture will be given by Patrick Franklin on "Science as a Missional Enterprise" followed by dinner and the AGM. Click here to RSVP or for more information.

Philly Chapter Meeting

Friday, December 7, 7:30–9:00 pm
New Life Presbyterian Church of Glenside
467 N. Easton Road
Glenside, PA

This will be the first meeting of this chapter. Come and be a part of this new beginning!

Princeton Gathering

Saturday, December 9 at 12:00 pm
Panera Bread
136 Nassau Street
Princeton, NJ

Join us for an informal meeting to explore the possibility of a Princeton ASA chapter.

ASA Membership & Outreach Manager
Job Opening

As Kristen continues to transition to her new position at Gordon College, the ASA home office is still looking to fill the position of Membership and Outreach Manager. This is a part-time position with flexible hours and includes a wide variety of tasks that might appeal to someone you know. Click here for the job description. And please pass it along to anyone in your sphere of influence who may be interested.

 ASA Prayer Committee

Because we as a community are called to pray for one another, ASA invites members to submit prayer requests to the prayer committee at If you want to join the Prayer Committee and pray for your fellow members, click here for more information.

Virtual Bookstore

Check out our online bookstore partnership with Christian Book Distributors (CBD). This bookstore expands our available online resources, gives our website greater visibility, and allows us to offer books recommended by ASA readers at a discount to members and visitors alike. And the best part is that the ASA receives a 10% sales commission on all purchases made through the CBD virtual bookstore.

God & Nature Highlights

The Fall edition of God and Nature is now available online here. The focus topic is Education and Outreach, which has proven to be a very popular topic and will be addressed over two issues. Don't miss featured essays by Amanda Glaze, Greg Cootsona, and Effat Zeidan, among others!

See you on Facebook

Connect with ASA members on Facebook. We would love to see you there! Find us here. Like our page and you will find many interesting and educational posts updated regularly in your newsfeed. This is a great way to interact with members across the country.

Leslie on the Radio

Leslie continues to co-host on the radio show with the Christian Exchange. We have posted her most recent interviews on our website. Click here to listen. Keep checking back for more episodes.

ASA Website

Don't forget to visit our new and improved website for great resources and more ways to connect with the ASA.

ASA 2019

Theme: Exploring Creation

Verse: "All things were created by him and for him." (Col. 1:16b)

Location: Wheaton College, Wheaton, Illinois

Save the Date: July 19–22, 2019

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