Theology and Science at the Tyndale Conference

This year’s “Christian Doctrine Section” of the Tyndale Fellowship Conference is being organized by Jason Sexton and Tom Noble. It is dedicated to the topic of “Theology and Science.” The program differs a bit from how the conference was previously conducted. Instead of the regular 45-50 minute paper, the organizers are arranging each portion of the program as a panel. Each paper will be presented in 10 mins, with the exception of McCall’s plenary lecture.
Below you will find the schedule of speakers and their topics. I have to say that Fuller, and Southern California in general, is well represented!

Tyndale Lecture:

Thomas H. McCall (Trinity Evangelical Divinity School), ‘The Same Story from the “Two Books?” Concord, Conflict, and Coherence in Science and Theology.


Section 1:

Chair: Jason Sexton (California State University)

Matthew Owen (Gonzaga), Quantifying Irreducible Consciousness: A Thomistic Approach

Mihretu Guta (Biola University, Azusa Pacific University): Artificial Intelligence and Metaphysical Limitations

Stephen Evensen (Biola), Christ, Creation, and Natural Law

Luman Wing (Aberdeen), Epigenetic and Theological Perspectives on Addiction

Ian Church (Hillsdale College), Evil Intuitions?: Experimental Philosophy and the Problem of Evil


Section 2:

Chair: Matthew Jones (London School of Theology)

Joanna Leidenhag (St Andrews), On Overcoming the Culture-Nature Divide: Should The Creation Project Endorse Panpsychism?

Ryan Haecker (Cambridge), God in the Machine: Theological Mechanics and Artificial Intelligence

Lydia Jaeger (Institut Biblique de Nogent, France), Christ and the Human Person

Koert Verhagen (St Andrews), The Present Materiality of Christ: An Ecclesial Supplement to Marilyn McCord Adams’ “For Better for Worse Solidarity”


Section 3:

Chair: David Rollings

Jonathan Rutledge (St Andrews), On Scientific Approaches to Defining Theology

Alexander Irving (St Stephens Norwich), Creation as an Article of Faith: The Freedom of Creation and the Jurisdiction of the Natural Sciences

Sarah Beattie (University of Divinity, Melbourne), ‘No Way Back’: From Eden to Interstellar Space

Nathan White (Institute for Faith and Resilience), Theological Anthropology in an Age of Digital Hermeneutics: Means of Reading as Formative of Self”


Section 4:

Chair: Thomas Noble (Nazarene Theological College)

Veli-Matti Kärkkäinen (Fuller Seminary), Original Sin after the Evolutionary Origin of Humanity: An Interdisciplinary Theological Constructive Proposal

Andrew Davison (Cambridge), Biological Mutualism and Thomistic Philosophical Thinking about Contemporary Scientific Issues

Andrew Briggs (Oxford), Reflections on It Keeps Me Seeking


Section 5:

Chair: Joanna Leidenhag (St Andrews)

Nathan Bossoh (University College London), From Natural Theology to Methodological Naturalism and the Role of the Media in our Understanding of Scientific Practice

Jeahong Oh (Aberdeen), Theological Significance of Fregean Semantics on Dialogue Between Science and Religion

Christopher Woznicki (Fuller Seminary), Priests of Creation: T.F. Torrance’s Theological Anthropology as a Basis for Scientific Inquiry

James Shin (Fuller Seminary), A Good Creation in the Image of Christ as a Trinitarian Project


Section 6:

Chair: Jason Sexton (California State University)

Thomas H. McCall (Trinity Evangelical Divinity School) and Andrew Torrance (St Andrews), Reflections on The Creation Project

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