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Samford professor to speak at Judson College on intersections of science and religion

This year, Judson College celebrates its 175th year of encouraging young women toward “high endeavor, lofty thought, and noble deed” in their pursuits of “Light and Truth.”  The 175th anniversary celebration will continue with an upcoming program, The Gift of Reason: Exploring Intersections of Science and Biblical Faith, on Thursday, February 13.   

Dr. Steven F. Donaldson, Associate Professor of Mathematics and Computer Science at Samford University, will lead the two seminar sessions. Each session will challenge attendees to grow in their understandings of the relationship between Christianity and the sciences.

The first session, “The Seven Deadly Sins of Science and Religion,” is open to the public and will begin at 11:00a.m. in Ramsay-McCrummen Chapel.  Donaldson will explore the idea that science and religion are not disciplines to be pitted against one another, but gifts meant to work in concert with one another.

Donaldson’s second presentation, “A Scientist Talks about Faith,” is planned for Judson science students in Adams-Armstrong Lecture Hall (Charlotte G. Lowder Hall) from 1:30-2:30p.m.

Dr. Donaldson is Director of the Computer Science program and co-director the Computational Biology program at Samford University. Donaldson also teaches in the University Fellows and Science and Religion programs and is one of the co-founders of the Samford University Center for Science and Religion.

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