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Center for Renewal Studies

The Holy Spirit, Science, and Theological Education
Fourth Annual Conference in Renewal Theology

March 18-19, 2016



Video-recorded plenary sessions, with one exception, are linked below.

Plenary Session #1 (Speaker):
Date: Fri., March 18th from 1:00-2:15 p.m.
Topic: "Science, Education, and the Christian Faith"
Speaker: Dr. Darrel Falk
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Plenary Session #2 (Panel):
Date: Fri., March 18th from 4:00-5:15 p.m.
Topic: "How Do You Integrate Faith and Science in Your Respective Discipline?"
Speakers: Dr. Jenny Sue Flannagan, Dr. Lisa McCoy, Dr. Lytton Musselman, & Dr. Bob Stewart
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Plenary Session #3 (Speaker):
Date: Fri., March 18th from 7:00-8:30 p.m.
Topic: "The Role of Faith and the Holy Spirit in Health and Illness: Research and Clinical Applications"
Speaker: Dr. Harold Koenig
View the video »

Plenary Session #4 (Speaker):
Date: Sat., March 19th from 8:30-9:45 a.m.
Topic: "Our Magnificent Universe"
Speaker: Dr. Jennifer Wiseman
The video recording for this plenary session is unavailable.

Plenary Session #5 (Speaker):
Date: Sat., March 19th from 12:15-1:30 p.m.
Topic: "Creation, Cosmology, and God"
Speaker: Dr. Henry Schaefer
View the video »



Plenary Speakers


Darrel Falk
Point Loma
Nazarene University
Harold G. Koenig
Center for Spirituality, Theology and Health
Duke University
Henry F. Schaeffer
Center for Computational Quantum Chemistry
University of Georgia
Jennifer Wiseman
AAAS Dialogue on Science, Ethics, and Religion (DoSER) Program

Join us for an unprecedented conversation about the opportunities and challenges of integrating Christian faith and science in theological education. Offered from a distinctively Christian worldview and renewal perspective, the conference aims to provide a safe environment for possible dialogue between Christian faith, the natural sciences and theological education. View conference flyer.

 

Call for Papers

Topics include the history of science and religion, scientific theology and philosophy, methodology in science and theology, theological contributions to science and the impact of science on theology, exegetical matters in engaging faith and science, Christian education, pastoral ministry, Christian formation, Renewal studies, and other themes broadly related to the Holy Spirit, science, and theological education.

  • History of Science and Religion: the history of scientific thought and its cultural impact on Western civilization, the interaction between Christianity, the church, and the sciences.
  • Science, Theology, and Philosophy: studies on the interrelationships formed between biblically-based theology and philosophy and scientific development and progress.
  • Methodology in Science and Theology: comparisons, correlations, and analysis of differences and similarities of method in the sciences and theological disciplines.
  • Theological Contributions to Science or the Impact of Science on Theology: focused explorations and assessment of mutual impact, challenges, and opportunities.
  • Exegetical Matters in Engaging Science and Faith: biblical interpretations of pertinent issues including, among others, the creation accounts.
  • Christian Education: teaching science and Christian schools, pedagogical challenges for science and theology, and influence of science and theology on Christian education.
  • Pastoral Ministry: how science can inform contemporary issues that bear upon pastoral ministry and how pastoral leaders can be conversant in faith and science.
  • Christian Formation: complementarity and contrasts of how science and theology inform the process of Christian formation.
  • Renewal Studies and Sciences: Pentecostal and charismatic engagement of the science and theology conversation.
  • Any other theme broadly related to the Holy Spirit, Science, and Christian Education.

Proposals should be 250 words in length in Word or RTF formats and must be accompanied by a short CV. Proposals can be submitted directly online or by email to renewal.conference@mail.regent.edu.

We are no longer accepting paper proposals.

 

Conference Schedule

Click Here to view and/or download the current schedule for The Holy Spirit, Science, and Theological Education Conference.

 

Accomodations

Make accommodations for the conference at the Founder's Inn Hotel and Spa, located on the Regent campus and within walking distance from the conference venue. You may contact them through their website (http://www.foundersinn.com/) or by phone (757.366.5700 or 800.926.4466). Please provide the conference booking code: 500489 for booking your reservation. The room rate for our conference is: $119/night (single – for one person) and $129/night (double – for two people).

 

Registration

Online registration is now closed.

On-site registration is available at the Robertson Hall Lobby from 12:00 to 12:55 p.m., Friday, March 18.


Rates
Early Online Registration
(On or before
Feb 15, 11:59 p.m.)
Registration Type Rate
(2 days)
Rate
(1 day)
Regular with meals
(includes Regent Faculty)
$80 $40
Regent Student with meals $40 $20
Regent Student without meals $25 $15
Online Registration
(Feb 16 to Mar 17, 2:00 p.m.)
Registration Type Rate
(2 days)
Rate
(1 day)
Regular with meals
(includes Regent Faculty)
$90 $50
Regent Student with meals $50 $25
Regent Student without meals $30 $20
On Site Registration
(Mar 18, 19)
Registration Type Rate
(2 days)
Rate
(1 day)
Regular with meals
(includes Regent Faculty)
$100 $60
Regent Student with meals $60 $30
Regent Student without meals $35 $25