ISCAST News

Mar
29
Mar/29 19:00

St Hilary's ​Anglican Church, John St, ​Kew

Vic: Jennifer Wiseman: Galaxies, Stars, Planets, and Life: Investigating a Fruitful Universe

​Astrophysicist ​Jennifer Wiseman will be speaking at St Hilary's Anglican Church ​Kew on Thursday March 29th in the evening following a Maundy Thursday service. Dr Wiseman is in Australia to speak at the ISCAST "science, faith and apologetics" conference in Brisbane and at the World Science Festival.

Stop Press: Jennifer Wiseman visiting ACT, NSW and VIC!

Astrophysicist Jennifer Wiseman will give evening lectures in Canberra (St Matthew's, Wanniassa) on Monday 26 March, in Sydney (New College) on Tuesday 27 March and in Melbourne (St Hilary's, Kew) on Thursday 29 March

Dr Wiseman will speak at the World Science Festival Brisbane about discoveries from the Hubble Space Telescope. She will also speak at ISCAST's COSAC 2018: “The Heavens Declare …”

In her Canberra, Sydney and Melbourne talks she will share some incredible photos and inspirational astronomical discoveries.

Kindle edition of Ian Hore-Lacy's "Responsible Dominion"

The revised edition of ISCAST Fellow Ian Hore-lacy’s 2006 "Responsible Dominion: A Christian approach to Sustainable Development" is available in Kindle format. It has a completely rewritten and expanded chapter 1 "Setting out a Christian perspective on resources and environment", and the Introduction has been recast to include mention of the Ecomodernist Manifesto.

Feb
17
Feb/17 18:30

Camberwell

ISCAST Vic: Fire in the Belly

ISCAST Vic is organising a Fire in the Belly event to take place on Saturday 17 February.

Speakers:

  • Murray Hogg, speaking on Theological Authority In the Early Church: Scripture, the Spirit, and Us
  • Michael Smith, speaking on The Creation Myths of Science

The evening will start at 6:30pm with a "Bring Your Own meal to share" and this will be followed at 8:00pm with the presentations and discussions.

Descriptions:

Monotheism as an explanatory key for the rise of science

In this draft paper, ISCAST fellow, Rev. Dr Mark Worthing argues that while there are various views about what cultural and theological context was responsible for the rise of science it is monotheism more generally that is the key explanatory factor.

The article also comes with a Powerpoint presentation (in PDF form), which approximately follows the article but also has more specific comments in the last two slides directed at Christians in science and in academic research.

In December 2017 Mark Worthing presented this material at a University of Divinity research symposium.

​News flash! ISCAST conference speaker line up announced

The impressive line up of speakers and topics for ISCAST's March conference (COSAC​ 2018) ​is now on the presenters page of the COSAC website.

The speakers range from eminent Australians to New Zealanders and our special guest from the USA. They range from apologists to philosophers, from scientists and historians to theologians. But they all have one thing in common: they all long to make the good news of Jesus Christ relevant to a world that is increasingly alienated from its Christian heritage. Come to COSAC to be stimulated, to be encouraged, and to think hard about connecting faith and Aussie culture.

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