Endorsements for our 2016 Church and Science: Partners for the Common Good Conference

"As a pastor, I was reminded of how little I really know and how much I have to learn. And I was impressed and challenged by the theological humility displayed by all the presenters."

--Tom Schiave, M.Div., Lead Pastor, Gateway Church, Portland

"What impressed me about the Church and Science conference and church forums were the overall turnouts, the number of folks who attended who are from the local community, and the level of engagement and interaction from the audience during the Q & A times."

--Derek Chinn, D.Min., Director of Doctor of Ministry Program, Multnomah Biblical Seminary, and Teaching Elder, Common Ground Church, Beaverton

"As I undergo pastoral training I really appreciated that the Church and Science Conference not only aided in intellectual growth, but went beyond by exhorting all in attendance to diligently grapple with these topics in humility."

 --Mychal Lemon, Master of Divinity student, Multnomah Biblical Seminary

"The Church and Science conference was a refreshing example of dialogue, rather than war, between faith and science. Recognizing our shared values of awe at the universe and desiring the good of society helped provide me with a starting point for conversations concerning faith and science." 

 --Sara Mannen, Master of Arts in Theological Studies student, Multnomah Biblical Seminary

"I loved the emphasis on humility that was represented by all of the speakers. As a teacher and a biblical scholar I was so encouraged to see my students given a safe place to listen and dialogue without fear because they were surrounded by those who humbly recognized the pursuit of truth as a journey and were willing to engage them as they walked it."

 --Rebekah Josberger, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Hebrew and Old Testament, Multnomah Biblical Seminary

"The church & science conference was an exciting once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to engage in learning and dialogue from a wide range of scholars on such an important issue."

 --Aaron Williamson, Master of Divinity, Theological Studies student, Multnomah Biblical Seminary

"The Church and Science conference was excellent, and made it clear that faith and science are better when understood together."

 --Haley Kirkpatrick, Master of Divinity, Theological Studies student, Multnomah Biblical Seminary

“I was encouraged and challenged to hear the heart of God for others in a new perspective. Loved it all!”

 --Michael Drick, Master of Divinity, Theological Studies student, Multnomah Biblical Seminary

"As a pastor, this conference opened my eyes to the tremendous need we have to address the role of science in our faith communities. It also equipped me with practical tools to help people navigate their own questions and doubts, and how to engage in meaningful conversations around this topic."

--Gaby Viesca, Pastor to Women, Cedar Mill Bible Church, Portland

“This conference was a tremendous opportunity for mutually beneficial dialogue between scholars of science, theology, and the Bible who model the integrity and humility with which they pursue the search for truth."

--Karl Kutz, Ph.D., Chair, Biblical Languages Department, Multnomah University

"The faith and science conference was very useful for me as I look for ways to prepare my students for the reality of life outside the cocoon of the church."

--Micah McNealM.Div. student, Pastor of Youth and Children's Ministries at Aims Community Church


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