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Pensmore Dialogue on Science & Faith at Patrick Henry College

March 19th, 2013


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Steve Huff, friend of PHC, Chairman 
of the Pensmore Foundation

How did the universe begin? How did complex living things arise? The Patrick Henry College community explored these big questions at the Pensmore Dialogue on Science and Faith at Patrick Henry College on Monday, April 8, 2012. The conference featured prominent Christian scientists, theologians and intellectuals, including Dr. John Lennox, a renowned Oxford University mathematics professor, Dr. Vern Poythress, author, philosopher, New Testament scholar and Harvard PhD in mathematics, and Dr. Paul Nelson, Fellow of the Discovery Institute and Adjunct Professor in the Master of Arts Program in Science & Religion at Biola University.

More than 200 audience members, as well as viewers of the live webcast from across the nation, heard fascinating lectures from Dr. Lennox entitled "The Origin of the Universe," and "The Origin of Life." Dr. Poythress spoke on "Why the Beginning is Important, and Why People Fight About it." Dr. Nelson discussed "What's Wrong with Darwinism." (Check back to view a photo gallery and see the archived video of these lectures).

The conference has for the past four years been hosted in Philadelphia by the Westminster Theological Seminary and the Discovery Institute. This year its founder, Steve Huff, a friend of PHC and retired intelligence software entrepreneur, wanted to bring a day-long Pensmore session to Patrick Henry College.

“I’m a great fan of Patrick Henry College because I see it is producing leaders of the next generation,” said Huff, chairman of the Pensmore Foundation. “They’ll hear an eloquent, intellectually credible defense of a Christian worldview from highly credentialed scholars on the question of origins, how the universe and life began and whether there is a purely scientific explanation for origins. The answer is ‘no.’ Science is a wonderful tool God provided to give us dominion over the world, but science doesn’t explain science. God is the Author of science.”

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