Series Overview

Does the universe make sense? Do the cosmos have purpose? Do human beings matter? How do new medical technologies alter our understanding of life and death? Do scientists and people of faith have anything meaningful to say to each other? What does Scripture say about the relationship between faith and science?

Join us as we grapple together with the compatibility of faith and science in a new SPdLU series through a combination of guest speakers and small group discussion.

Schedule & Speakers

Wednesday, May 29 | 6 p.m. 

Faith and Science-An Introduction with Rev. Peter Wallace

Focusing Question: How can Faith and science inform one another?

About Peter: The Rev. Peter Marsden Wallace is executive producer and host of the Day1 ecumenical radio and internet ministry and president of the Alliance for Christian Media, based in Atlanta, Georgia. He is editor of Faith and Science in the 21st Century – the book which will be guiding our discussions during this series.

Wednesday, June 12 | 6 p.m.

Created in God’s Image with Rob Suggs

Focusing Question: The Bible says humanity is created “in God’s image.” An image is defined as a “physical likeness”; a picture. Yet we understand God as invisible. What do you think it means to be “in the image of God”?

About Rob: Rob Suggs is an author and member of Second-Ponce de Leon. He is the incoming lay leader of the Teaching Church team, and the weekly teacher of the Biblical Explorers’ class. He is the husband of Gayle Suggs and the father of two adult children.

Wednesday, June 19 | 6 p.m.

Numbering Our Days: Faith, Life and Death with Dr. David Hull

Focusing Question: What does it mean to “number our days?”

About David: David Hull is the Associate Pastor at Second-Ponce de Leon Baptist Church. He and his wife, Jane, have two children and three grandchildren.

Sunday, June 23 | 12:15 p.m.

God and the Cosmos with Dr. Paul Wallace

Focusing Question:  How does the cosmos reveal the mystery of God?

About Paul: Paul Wallace teaches physics and astronomy at Agnes Scott College. He holds a Ph.D in experimental nuclear physics from Duke University and an Master of Divinity from Candler School of Theology. He also teaches theology at Candler and at Columbia Theological Seminary. He is ordained in the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship. He blogs about cool science things and religious and philosophical thought at psnt.net.

RSVP for the Lunch and Learn meal by contacting Karen Harwell at 404.591.4957 or kharwell@spdl.org.

Wednesday, June 26 | 6 p.m.

Eternity and Quantum Physics with Dr. Karen Harwell

Focusing Question: How do ideas of time and space influence your understanding of faith?

About Karen: After over ten years in aerospace engineering, public policy, and academic administration, Karen felt a call to full-time Christian ministry. She holds a Ph.D in Aerospace Engineering and an Master of Divinity from Mercer’s McAfee School of Theology. Karen supports Faith Development programs at Second-Ponce, designs hands-on prayer experiences and leads retreats for churches.