Dr. Edward “Ted” Davis, Distinguished Professor of the History of Science at Messiah College in Grantham, Penn., will speak on “The Bible and Biology: Understanding the Creation-Evolution Debate” on Thursday, April 7, in Minneapolis.

Dr. Edward "Ted" Davis

Dr. Edward "Ted" Davis

The presentation will begin at 7 p.m. at Hennepin Avenue United Methodist Church, 511 Groveland Ave. (Interstate 94 at Lyndale Avenue).

An engaging speaker, Davis will illustrate his talk with images and cartoons from the 1920s to today. He will present many of the reasons why American Christians have found evolution so objectionable. The main ideas and attitudes associated with “scientific creationism” will be outlined and a comparison drawn with “intelligent design.” The lecture will conclude with examples of Christian thinkers who accept biological evolution while affirming the orthodox creeds.

This event, free and open to the public, is sponsored by the Science and Theology Network, a project of the Minnesota Consortium of Theological Schools, in cooperation with the University of St. Thomas’ Theology Department and the Hennepin Avenue United Methodist Church.

For more information e-mail Dr. Phil Rolnick.

(Event poster.)