The Master's College

The 2013 Creation Science Symposium - a special invitation from John MacArthur

On Saturday, Feb. 23, The Master’s College Science Department will host its Creation Science Symposium. This year, the topic is A Christian Response to Atheism, and a Creation Response to Natural Evil.

The event will include a debate between pastor Douglas Wilson of New Saint Andrews College and Christ College, and a panel of atheists. The debate will take place during Saturday evening’s general session, which is free and open to the public.

In advance of the event, TMC President Dr. John MacArthur has recorded a short video touching on the conference’s themes, which are critical for the Christian to understand.

Conference details:

The Master's College presents: A Christian Response to Atheism, and a Creation Response to Natural Evil featuring Dr. Gordon Wilson of New Saint Andrews College, Pastor Douglas Wilson of New Saint Andrews College and Christ Church, and Dr. Joseph Francis of The Master’s College.

Conference Date:  Saturday, February 23, 2013

Critics of Christianity challenge the idea that there is evidence to support that God exists. In addition, some critics also assert that the imperfection in nature, as exemplified by disease, pestilence and natural disasters (natural evil) works against the idea that there is a benevolent creator God. What is the Christian response to these views? Our speakers will be providing a Christian response to these critiques.


Technical Session (Workshop)

What:  “The Problem of Natural Evil—Predation and Evil Design” (Dr. Gordon Wilson) and “The Problem of Natural Evil—Toxic Microbes" (Dr. Joseph Francis)

When:  2:30–5:00 p.m.

Cost: $35

Registration fee includes conference admission for one and an evening dinner reception with Dr. Wilson, Pastor Wilson, Dr. Francis and the biology faculty from 5:00-6:00 p.m.

General Evening Session

What:  “A Christian Response to Atheism" (Pastor Douglas Wilson).

A panel of atheists will be joining us for this event.

When:  7:00–9:30 p.m.  (Doors open at 6:30 p.m.)

Cost:  This session is open to the public for free.

The General Evening Session will be in the Music Recital Hall, which is located at North Campus on the corner of Placeritos and Quigley Canyon Road.

The Technical Session will be in RCSM23.

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