Christians in Science

Ireland

CiS Ireland brings together those with an interest in science and faith on the island of Ireland. We hold regular meetings, including the God and Science Lectures in various locations in Ireland and our meetings are open to all who have a genuine interest in science-faith issues. For further details please see our website

Upcoming Events

Tuesday 28 March 2017
Cosmic Chemistry: Do God and Science Mix?
Speaker: John Lennox is Professor of Mathematics (emeritus) at the University of Oxford and Fellow in Mathematics and the Philosophy of Science at Green Templeton College, Oxford.
19:30, Devere Hall, University College Cork, Cork T12 YN60
Abstract. Are religion and science opposed to each other and shouldn’t our understanding of nature lead us to atheism? The answers to these questions have huge ramifications for how we live today. In this highly accessible talk, Prof. John Lennox will look at whether it is actually theism that sits more comfortably with science or atheism.

Thursday 30 March 2017
God and Stephen Hawking: Whose Design is it Anyway?
Speaker: John Lennox is Professor of Mathematics (emeritus) at the University of Oxford and Fellow in Mathematics and the Philosophy of Science at Green Templeton College, Oxford.
19:30, Edmund Burke Theatre, Arts Building, Trinity College Dublin, College Green
Dublin 2, Ireland
Abstract. In their book The Grand Design, Stephen Hawking and Leonard Mlodinow argue that the universe came into existence from nothing without the need for a creator. In this highly accessible talk, Prof. John Lennox will explore the validity of such arguments and analyse the common notion that we have to choose between science and God.

 

Previous Events

“Has Creation got a Future?”
Rev. Dr. Ron Elsdon, Rector, St Bartholomew’s Church, Stranmillis Road, Belfast
March 2017

“Soil – Muck or Mystery?”
Dr. Ethel White, Agri-Food and Biosciences Institute, Belfast
January 2017

Why Jonah Can’t Swallow a Whale – A Look at What Science Can and Can’t Explain
Graham Veale (City of Armagh High School, and author of “New Atheism, A Survival Guide”)
May 2016

Theistic Evolution and the Fall
Prof Stephen Williams, (Union Theological College, Belfast)
April 2016

February 2016 – concurrent lectures in Belfast and in Dublin.

Dr. David Glass spoke on “Are Science and God Compatible?” at Trinity College Dublin (TCD), as part of the Events Week organised by the TCD Christian Union.  The lecture was attended by about 35 students, was well received, and led to some good questions and discussion.  Some of the people who attended David’s talk came back to other CU events during the week.

Nearly 40 persons attended the lecture by Mark McCartney on “Mathematics and God: Beauty, Truth, and the Square Root of 666”, which was hosted by The Hub in Belfast.

David and Mark are collaborating on a Templeton funded project called Explaining and Explaining Away (see http://scm.ulster.ac.uk/explainingaway/), which explores the concept of ‘explaining away’ both theoretically and in terms of its relevance to the relationship between science and religion.

Belfast -“Mathematics and God: Beauty, Truth, and the Square Root of 666”
Mark McCartney
Dublin  – “Are Science and God Compatible?”
Dr. David Glass
Both held February, 2016

“New perspectives on Genesis 1”
Dr T. Desmond Alexander  (Biblical Studies Department, Union Theological College, Belfast)
December, 2015

“An Introduction to Test of Faith, a Teaching Resource on Faith and Science”
Dr. Ruth Hogg  (School of Medicine, Dentistry and Biomedical Science, Queen’s University Belfast)
November, 2015

“Mathematics and God: Beauty, Truth, and the Square Root of 666”
Dr. Mark McCartney  (School of Computing and Mathematics, University of Ulster)
October, 2015