GREENVILLE Religion and Science Society
The Greenville Religion and Science Society, also known as “GRASS”, is the local faith and science initiative sponsored by Greenville College and intended to serve the college and surrounding community.
The goal of the society is to provide opportunities for engagement with issues relating to Christian faith and science through lectures, films, reading and discussion groups.
The Society has no doctrinal position and holds that Christians may disagree on their interpretations of both scripture and science while participating in gracious and constructive dialogue. All Society events are open to the public with local clergy and laity especially encouraged to attend and participate.
You can become a member of GRASS and receive updated schedules and information through the weblink www.greenville.edu/GRASS.
For more information on GRASS please contact Darrell Iler at 618-664-6540, firstname.lastname@example.org
Thursday May 1
Snyder Science Center, room 104 at 4:00 p.m.
Dr. Todd Wood, President of Core Academy of Science and Biochemistry Professor, will give a colloquium entitled:
"Is Creationism a Failure?"
Dr. Wood was one of the subjects of a recent Christianity Today article on Evolution and Creationism.
Dr. Todd Charles Wood earned a B.S. in Biology from Liberty University in Virginia and a Ph.D. in Biochemistry from the University of Virginia.
Following his Ph.D., he served as the Director of Bioinformatics at the Clemson University Genomics Institute. In 2000, he accepted a research position at the Center for Origins Research (CORE) at Bryan College in Dayton, Tennessee where he served as director from 2006-2013. In 2013, CORE became a separate educational ministry called Core Academy of Science (http://www.coresci.org), of which he is now president. He is also a founding member of the Creation Biology Society (CBS), an active society and research group that publishes peer-reviewed journal papers and holds annual meetings. Dr. Wood blogs regularly at http://toddcwood.blogspot.com.
2014 Schedule of Events:
Thursdays 4:00 p.m. in Snyder Hall room 108.
"Physics and Philosophy" by Werner Heisenberg.
Chapel and Colloquiem:
Wednesday February 19
Chapel (9:30 at Whitlock Music Center)
Colloquium (4:00 p.m., Snyder Science Center, room 104)
Dr. Matthew Hill, a philosophy professor from Spring Arbor University, will speak. His talk is entitled:
"Connecting Two Truths: The Intersection of Evolutionary Biology and Wesleyan Theology."
Originally from western New York, Matthew Hill moved to Spring Arbor University with his wife, Helene, and their children in the summer of 2011. He is an ordained elder in the Free Methodist Church and served as a pastor in the Genesis Conference for 4 years before becoming an Assistant Professor of Philosophy. He earned an M.Div. from Asbury Theological Seminary and a Ph.D. in Ethics from Durham University. His dissertation focused on connecting evolutionary theory to Wesleyan ethics.
Matthew and Helene love the outdoors and spending time with their family and local community.