Faith & Physics

Faith & Physics Dialogs

Eucharist is hosting a two-part dialogue to examine questions about the relationship between religious faith and physics.

Join us to hear some big (and small) ideas and share your own questions and perspectives in friendly dialogue!

These two (FREE) evenings will include:

  • Snacks and drinks
  • Conversation – kickstarted with insights from a physics professor and an Anglican pastor
  • Q&A and time for open dialog in groups of 8-10
  • Free parking!

Each of the two events will focus on a central issue in the overall discussion:

PAST: Creation & Chaos

This first event, on August 14th, had a great turn out, and we had many great conversations in the room. We asked, can a world forged by chaotic forces have a Creator?

You can now hear the talk portion and Q&A here »


UPCOMING: Divine Action & Determinism

Physics offers us a description of the world governed by immutable laws, but religions often give us a picture of a world where God or the gods interact freely. Are these two ways of thinking mutually exclusive? Should we abandon one for the other? Join us to learn and discuss!

Tuesday, August 21st @ 7:30-9pm in the Eucharist Church location.

About Our Speakers:

Our conversation will get kicked off with a dialog and Q&A with Dr. Mark Wimbush and Rev. Jeffrey Still.

Dr. Mark Wimbush – is a physicist who studies the physics of oceanography. He is an Emeritus Professor of Oceanography from the University of Rhode Island and studies the physics of western boundary currents, tides, waves, and turbulence. Mark has his masters in physics from Oxford University and his Ph.D. in physical oceanography from UCSD. And he has also led a long-running group for scientists interested in the science of chaos.

Rev. Jeffrey Still – is the cofounder of Science And Faith Examined, which hosts collegial conversations on topics of faith and science at Caltech in Pasadena. In both formal and informal study, Jeffrey has spent many years investigating the relationship between physics and theology – as well as examining the creation accounts of Genesis in their ancient context.

RSVP

NOT REQUIRED! Walk-ins are welcome, but please help us to prepare for crowd size by RSVPing at our event page on Facebook:

RSVP at our Facebook Event page »

For More Info

Interested in helping out or need more info? Contact Deacon Jeff at jeff@scienceandfaithexamined.org

Eucharist Church is a congregation in San Francisco connecting ancient forms of worship and classic Christian faith to the lives of 21st-century people.