ASA Summer Something Series 2020


The ASA 2020 Summer Something Series is coming!

During the week of July 20–July 26, 2020, we will indeed be meeting again this summer. The pandemic has dismantled our best-laid plans for a face-to-face annual conference, but we will still be doing something virtually.

The vision for the ASA 2020 Summer Something Series is to provide you with targeted opportunities to connect for scholarship, fellowship, networking, and professional development. We may be apart in body, but these moments together will invite us to be united in spirit. They will remind us of who Christ is and who we are because of him. And they will provide us with opportunities for looking to Jesus as our model of contentment—he who came not to be served, but to serve.


During the week of July 20–July 26, 2020, we are delighted to offer the following opportunities....
(Please refer to our ASA Events Page for the most up-to-date details, Zoom, links, etc.)

Monday through Saturday – Daily devotionals. Each morning we will send out words of encouragement from our members.

Monday, July 20 at 3 pm EDT – Prayer and praise time. We are praying for you regularly. Join the ASA prayer committee to offer praise to God and to pray for the upcoming week and our world as a whole.

Tuesday, July 21 at 2 pm EDT – Brown bag lunch with Audrey Bowden. Join us for one hour over your “lunch break” for a video presentation and live Q&A with Audrey. Click here to read her abstract. A recording of this event is available here.

Wednesday, July 22 at 7 pm EDT – Fellows Roundtable Dinner with David Thom from the Cambridge Roundtable on Science and Religion. This event is for ASA Fellows only. Advance registration is required. Please email Vicki at with any questions.

Thursday, July 23 at 2 pm EDT – Brown bag lunch with James Sherley. Join us for one hour over your “lunch break” for a video presentation and live Q&A with James. Click here to read his abstract. A recording of this event is available here.

Friday, July 24 at 7 pm EDT – State of the ASA. At our retooled business meeting, the ASA leadership team will reflect on the past and provide an update of our plans and vision for the ASA this year. We will meet outstanding student ASA members, the Class of 2020 ASA Fellows, and remember members who have gone to glory this past year. A recording of this event is available here.

Friday, July 24 at 8:30 pm EDT - Virtual Ice Cream Social. Please bring your own ice cream and join us for one of the most popular social events of our annual conference, the ice cream social.

Saturday, July 25 from 1 pm–4 pm EDT – Student and Early Career Mini-Conference. Praveen Sethupathy, Cornell University Associate Professor of Biomedical Sciences, will speak on "Growing in Your Vocation as a Science Professional," helping us explore ways of building trust as Christians in the scientific workplace. There will be an opportunity to connect with colleagues and mentors in interactive groups. Stay tuned for registration details. A recording of this event is available here.

Saturday, July 25 at 4 pm EDT – Christian Women in (or interested in) Science (CWiS) Live After Party. Ladies, please grab a glass of wine or iced tea and join us for a time of social interaction and getting to know each other better.

Sunday, July 26 at 12 pm EDT – Worship Service. Plan to join us for Sunday morning worship, ASA style. Bring your family and invite your friends for a quintessential ASA family get together singing hymns, praying together, and hearing God’s word. We will take up our traditional Sunday morning offering as well as hear from Sean McDonough, a Gordon Conwell Theological Seminary New Testament Scholar. A recording of this event is available here.

Sunday, July 26 at 1:00 pm EDT - Coffee hour. Grab a cup of coffee and join us after the worship service for a virtual coffee hour. This will be an informal online gathering for fellowship and catching up.

The Zoom links will posted in our ASA Events section.

Please feel free to invite a friend, pastor, student, family member, or colleague to join us for these events. We are looking forward to connecting with you.

Any questions, please email Becky at