The debate about the origins of human and biological life has entered the Church. Should we adapt the Creation account of Genesis to fit the so-called authority of evolutionary biologists or was God more intimately involved in creating Adam and Eve and the entire universe? We will talk with a respected theologian and a gifted scientist about these crucial questions and the implications for our personal walk with God.
Wayne Grudem (PhD, University of Cambridge; DD, Westminster Theological Seminary) is research professor of theology and biblical studies at Phoenix Seminary, having previously taught for 20 years at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. He is a former president of the Evangelical Theological Society, a member of the Translation Oversight Committee for the English Standard Version of the Bible, the general editor of the ESV Study Bible, and has published over 20 books.
Stephen Meyer received his PhD in the philosophy of science from the University of Cambridge, and has for many years been the leading proponent of intelligent design theory, which argues that it is inescapable that the design we see in nature must be driven by intelligence of some sort. He has made this case in his well-received books Signature in the Cell and the New York Times bestseller Darwin’s Doubt.
Chris Brooks is the Teaching Pastor of Woodside Bible Church, a multisite congregation across the metro-Detroit area. Chris served for 20 years as the Senior Pastor of Evangel Ministries, a thriving 1600-member church in the heart of Detroit. He also served as the campus dean of Moody Theological Seminary in Plymouth, Michigan. A popular Detroit radio host since 2005, Chris is author of Kingdom Dreaming and Urban Apologetics. He graduated from Michigan State University with a BA in Finance, completed his MA in Christian Apologetics at Biola University, and graduated from the Oxford Centre for Christian Apologetics. He is currently pursuing a DMin degree at Asbury Theological Seminary. He and his wife, Yodit, are the proud parents of Christopher, Zewditu, Cameron, Judah, and Sophia.