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Gerald Schroeder Tonight at UT
I wanted to take this opportunity to remind Central Texas folks about Dr. Gerald Schroeder coming to campus on Tuesday, March 8, from 7-8 pm in Room 1.202 of Ernest J. Cockrell Hall (ECJ).
The following is unabashedly copied and pasted from SixDay Science owned by my good friend Dr. Sarah Salviander and her team:
The Origins of Humankind: From Mud to Man
Comparing Biblical Writings with the Fossil Record
Presented by Dr. Gerald Schroeder
Tuesday, March 8th, 7:00 – 8:00 PM with Q&A to follow
The University of Texas at Austin, Ernest Cockrell Jr. Hall, Rm. 1.202
Free and open to the public
Gerald Schroeder is an MIT-trained physicist and author of the bestselling book The Science of God. He was on the staff in the physics department at MIT before moving to Israel to join the Weizmann Institute, the Volcani Research Institute, and the Hebrew University. He has consulted for agencies of several national governments and lectured all over the world. He has several scientific publications, and his work has been reported in Time, Newsweek, and Scientific American. His formal training in chemistry, physics, and the Earth and planetary sciences provides the basis for the broad scientific perspective he brings to his books and lectures. For the past twenty five years, Dr. Schroeder has also pursued a study of ancient biblical interpretation. An ability to handle the biblical material in the original languages allows him to tap the subtle depths contained in the original texts.
Also, THIS SATURDAY (for all folks, not just those around Austin), authors Lee Strobel and Mark Mittelburg are hosting a webcast on "The Case for Christianity" and are looking for churches, schools, and ministries to host the event. It is most of the day on a Saturday. The goal is to make it as accessible as possible for folks to attend. I think it is pitched mostly to believers, as there will be a worship artist between sessions (Lenny LeBlanc), but some seekers may be interested. Consider discussing it with your pastor, AND do we as a faculty group have an interest in partnering with any other campus ministries to sponsor a site here on campus? For more information, see http://scholar-redeemer.blogspot.com/2011/02/updates.html. Think of it as a broader version of the Vibrant Dance that includes historical evidence for the faith also. Also, there is an in-home subscription option for $99, if you want to have folks gather around your living room to watch it. (Being able to plug your computer into a large screen tv is recommended.)