The book of Genesis presents a picture of creation as taking place in six days followed by a day of rest (Genesis 1). Science describes the origins of the cosmos as taking place by a Big Bang approximately 14 billion years ago and the origins of humanity by a long evolutionary process. Are these two accounts hopelessly in conflict? Tremper Longman III, the author of Confronting Old Testament Controversies (Baker, 2019), will show that when Genesis is properly read as it was intended by the original author, that there is no true contradiction between science and the Bible.
Tremper Longman III (PhD, Yale University) is a distinguished scholar and Professor Emeritus of Biblical Studies at Westmont College. He has authored or co-authored over thirty-five books. His various books have been translated into seventeen languages. He is on the advisory board of the Biologos Foundation and also the Science for Seminaries program of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). He is married to Alice and they have three adult sons and six granddaughters. Alice and Tremper live in Alexandria, Virginia.
May 9, 6 - 7:30pm in the Sanctuary