Faith & Science Forum Begins June 3



The Los Alamos Faith and Science Forum announces its second summer discussion series. The LAFSF will use the book Origins by Deborah and Loren Haarsma as a starting point for our discussions – the origin of the universe, of life, and of humanity.

Members of the forum will lead the discussions each week in June and July. In August, the Haarsmas will visit and give three keynote lectures and have a chance to meet with members of the community. The hope is that these lectures and discussions will be interesting and accessible to all members of the community interested in faith and science, no matter what religion or scientific background. Talks are aimed at a general audience.

The summer series begins June 3 and continues every Wednesday through the end of July at Kelly Hall at Trinity on the Hill. Dinner will be provided at 6 p.m., with a presentation at 6:30 p.m. and discussion at 7 p.m., ending around 8 p.m.

Deborah and Loren Haarsma will visit the first week of August and give presentations the evenings of Aug. 4-6 at PEEC. All are welcome.

More information can be found at

About the Forum:

Members of the Forum are involved in many different faith communities in Los Alamos. Some are scientists, some are clergy, but all want to delve deeper into the mysteries of faith and science and see what we can figure out together. This is the second summer series which the group has organized.

About the book:

When it comes to the history of the universe, many believe that science and faith are mutually exclusive. In the book “Origins: Christian Perspectives on Creation, Evolution, and Intelligent Design”, physics professors Deborah and Loren Haarsma explore what God’s Word AND God’s world teach us about creation, evolution, and intelligent design. Clearly explaining the science, the authors focus on areas where Christians agree. They also present the strengths and weaknesses of areas where Christians differ.

“Origins” helps develop a deeper understanding of the origins of the universe and sort out views on faith and science. More information is available online at

About the Haarsmas:

Deborah & Loren Haarsma are professors in the Physics & Astronomy Department at Calvin College. Deborah (Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology) researches galaxies and cosmology; Loren (Ph.D., Harvard University) studies electrical activity of nerve cells. Deborah is also the director of the Biologos Foundation (founded by Francis Collins). Together, they have explored the science and theology of origins, speaking at numerous conferences, colleges and churches.

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