What we're about

Are you interested in the intersection of science & spirituality? This weekly series takes a scientific look at the Bible, the existence of God, and theological concepts. This is not a traditional Bible study but rather examines what science and logic can tell us about considering the Bible in one’s journey through life. It also explores philosophical questions such as “If God made the universe, who made God?”

This study is open to the full spectrum of spiritual beliefs from Christian to atheist and everyone should find it both interesting and challenging. All that is required is an open mind and a respect for the opinions of others. You do not need a science background to attend, as the series is geared for a general audience, but in-depth enough to be informative for those holding advanced science degrees. There is no problem joining mid-series as each topic is understandable on its own.

Due to covid-19 the series will be presented as a 45-minute zoom meeting, followed by Q&A. The switch to a virtual meeting comes at a great loss of in-person interaction. On the positive side, the zoom approach expands the number who can attend, as in the past distance and L.A. traffic limited involvement. As the series progresses, I want to explore ways to get more interaction and a sense of community. For now, the zoom approach will be a learning curve.

The meetings will be most Sundays from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. A zoom link is provided when you RSVP. A dropbox link is provided below for handouts.

Topics (The first 5 talks compare nature to Genesis chapter 1):

1. Beginning of the universe

2. Design of the universe

3. Creation of the earth

4. Appearance of life forms before man

5. Arrival of man

6. Evolutionary theory – part 1

7. Evolutionary theory – part 2

8. Critique of evolutionary theory

9. Origin of life

10. Noah’s Ark

11. Could there be other universes? (Multiverse)

12. Could we be living in a computer simulation?

13. How does one know if something is true?

14. If God made the universe, who made God?

15. Thermodynamics

16. The problem of pain & suffering

17. Cults, deception and bad science

18. Quantum mechanics

19. Are we alone in the Universe?

20 .UFOs

Handouts:

The handouts are written to support the talk and not a stand-alone document. They are numbered the same way the series is numbered. They can be downloaded from DropBox at the following link:

https://www.dropbox.com/sh/idlevzcnx9dezqt/AAAordapzbJmT7ryodPtWCc-a?dl=0

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