We are excited to announce our upcoming one-day seminar slated for this coming Saturday, October 24, from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM Eastern US time. The title will be “Is the natural world good or bad?” and will address the general question of whether nature is “fallen,” and if so, what that means. Many Christians have grown up with the teaching that nature is basically a terrible thing, not “very good” as it was at Creation; many who argue for evolution also give a negative picture of the natural world as “red in tooth and claw”. We will consider this from both a theological/biblical perspective and a scientific perspective.

We will have five speakers, with a round-table discussion:

  • Jon Garvey, author of God’s Good Earth: The Case for an Unfallen Creation
  • Stuart Burgess, professor of engineering, University of Bristol, discussing the “bad design” argument (a.k.a. the “Panda’s Thumb” argument) and whether some creatures are designed to kill
  • Fuz Rana, of Reasons to Believe, familiar to many of us as a frequent CSS speaker, on “Perfect Imperfections”
  • Scott Minnich, professor of microbiology, University of Idaho, on “Yersinia pestis (the Plague) as a paradigm to address the question of Natural Evil”
  • myself (Dave Snoke), on the general question of the Problem of Evil, and COVID

Given the great success our our web-only format last April, we will use the same technology to bring this meeting as well. Information about how to register will be coming in future newsletters. One advantage of this technology is that we can easily have two speakers from the UK!

Details on how to register online will be posted in the near future.