Azusa Pacific University’s Center for Research in Science (CRIS) hosts the first annual Southern California Christians in Science Winter Day Conference, “Science Through the Lens of Faith.”


Saturday, Jan. 12, 2013, from 9 a.m.–5 p.m.


Segerstrom Science Center, located on APU’s West Campus, at 701 E. Foothill Blvd., in Azusa


Register online at the American Scientific Affiliation’s website.

Early registration is $20 for students and $35 for general admission. Registration at the conference is $25 for students and $40 for general admission.

Lunch and refreshments are provided.


For more information, call (626) 815-6480.

The Southern California Christians in Science chapter of the American Scientific Affiliation (ASA), a Christian organization of scientists and people in science-related disciplines, sponsors the conference which features two keynote speakers, poster presentations by science research students, and panel discussions on topics related to science and faith.

John Walton, Ph.D., professor of the Old Testament at Wheaton College, Illinois, will deliver the opening address entitled, “The Lost World of Genesis One.” A sought-after speaker and biblical scholar, Walton fosters greater understanding of God’s self-revelation in Scripture. His research focuses on the literature and culture of the ancient Near East and the Old Testament, with a particular interest in Genesis. He is the author of numerous articles and books, including The Lost World of Genesis One, Genesis 1 as Ancient Cosmology, and Ancient Near Eastern Thought and the Old Testament.

Jeff Zweerink, Ph.D., an astrophysicist and research scholar at Reasons to Believe, will deliver the afternoon address entitled, “The Search for Extra-Solar Planets.” Zweerink works at UCLA as a physics and astronomy faculty researcher. With Reasons to Believe, he speaks at churches, universities, and professional organizations across the country, encouraging people to consider the truth of Scripture and how it connects with the evidence of science to bridge the perceived science-faith gap. He is the author of Who’s Afraid of the Multiverse? and coauthor of more than 30 journal articles.

CRIS exists to serve a community of students, scholars, and laypersons by promoting research that encompasses the scope of scientific studies and addresses the inseparable relationship between science and culture, its role in classical liberal arts education, and the ancient dialogue between faith and reason.