|Forum for Conversations in Theology and Science|
The University of Sioux Falls Forum for Conversations in Theology and Science has been made possible through the continued generosity of Dr. and Mrs. Bob and Betty Jo Roberts. It is dedicated to furthering conversation on the interchange between theology and science among USF faculty, students and members of neighboring academic, religious and scientific communities.
Presentations and discussions of selected topics are open to the public and meant to foster dialogue and understanding on such matters as neuroscience, consciousness and the soul; non-materialistic approaches to physics and cosmology, evolution and human origins; climate science, medicine and healthcare; and other issues pertinent to the relationship between theology and the natural sciences.
Previous years have explored History of the Theology/Science Conversation, Theology and the Physical Sciences, Theology and Evolution, Theology and the Self, Christian Ethics and Environmental Stewardship and Theology and Neuroscience. The theme for 2016 is Child Development and Spirituality: The Nature and Nurture of Religious Belief. Sessions will include forums presented by local experts, as well as a keynote event featuring Dr. Justin L. Barrett, Thrive Professor of Developmental Science at Fuller Graduate School and author of Born Believers: The Science of Children's Religious Belief.
Child Development and Spirituality: