Test of FAITH
Resources for Churches from The Faraday Institute for Science and Religion

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The interaction between science and faith is as crucial now as ever.  There continues to be a great deal of confusion about the myth that science and faith are inevitably opposed. The'Test of Faith' night blows apart that myth and demonstrates how exciting, dynamic, stimulating and important this subject is. Not to be missed!"

David Robertson
Author The Dawkins Letters

Careful reflection on how faith and science each contribute to our understanding of the world around us and of our place within it is of great value for people of faith. I am very pleased that the Faraday Institute has been able to help churches and individual Christians in this task by developing this fascinating resource

Rowan Williams
Archbishop of Canterbury

The Tour

The relationship between science and faith is often represented as a battleground. But are science and Christianity really in conflict?

Bringing clarity to the science-faith debate. Scientists and theologians unpack the key issues. Talk, Q&A and excerpts from the award-winning 'Test of FAITH' documentary.

The Test of FAITH tour is open to anyone and everyone. We're aiming it primarily at the church leaders of today and those training to become the church leaders of the future. By church leaders we don't just mean vicars, we mean everyone from small group leaders and youth workers through to those involved in evangelism and outreach. If you don't fit those categories but have an interest in science and faith then feel free to come along too! And, please pass the message on to anyone else you think this might appeal to...

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Test of FAITH - The Tour 2010 takes the award-winning Test of FAITH material on the road in the UK. We're visiting 10 venues - contact your nearest venue to secure your free ticket.

  • Manchester
    Monday 22 February, 7.30 pm
    Dr Ruth Bancewicz plus guest speaker
    Prof. John Bryant, University of Exeter.
    Maclagan Chapel, Nazarene Theological College, Dene
    Road, Didbsury, Manchester M20 2GU
    To reserve your place, call 0161 445 3063
  • Durham
    Wednesday 24 Feb, 7 pm
    Dr Ruth Bancewicz plus guest speaker
    Dr Denis Alexander, The Faraday Institute, Cambridge.
    Leech Hall, St John's College, Durham
    To reserve your place, email
    johns.secretary@durham.ac.uk
  • Aberdeen
    Monday 1 March, 7.30 pm
    Dr Ruth Bancewicz plus guest speaker
    Prof. Keith Fox, University of Southampton.
    Organised by: The Aberdeen School of Christian Studies
    Venue: Lecture Room 4, Meston Building,
    University of Aberdeen, Meston Walk, King's College,
    Old Aberdeen, AB24 3FX
    Tickets: No ticket needed - just turn up on the door
  • St Andrews
    Tuesday 2 March, 4-6 pm
    Dr Ruth Bancewicz plus guest speaker
    Rev Dominic Smart.
    Holy Trinity Church, South Street, St Andrews,
    Scotland, KY16 9UH
    Tickets: No ticket needed - just turn up on the door

    Tuesday 2 March, 7.30 pm
    School 1, St Salvator's Quad, University of St Andrews
    Tickets: No ticket needed - just turn up on the door
  • Middlesex
    Tuesday 9 March, 7.30 pm
    Dr Ruth Bancewicz plus guest speaker
    Dr Denis Alexander, The Faraday Institute, Cambridge.
    London School of Theology, Green Lane, Northwood,
    Middlesex, HA6 2UW
    To book places for this event contact: 01923 456300
    or email testoffaith@lst.ac.uk
  • Bristol
    Wednesday 10 March, 7.30 pm
    Dr Ruth Bancewicz plus guest speaker
    Dr Ard Louis, University of Oxford.
    Trinity College, Stoke Hill, Bristol, BS9 1JP
    For tickets contact the Admin offi ce on
    0117 9682803
  • Nottingham
    Thursday 11 March, 7.30 pm
    Dr Ruth Bancewicz plus guest speaker
    Prof. John Bryant, University of Exeter.
    St. John's College, Chilwell Lane, Bramcote,
    Nottingham, NG9 3DS
    Tickets: To reserve your place call 0115 968 3221
    or email h.taylor@stjohns-nottm.ac.uk
  • Sheffield
    Wednesday 21 April, 7.30 pm
    Dr Ruth Bancewicz plus guest speaker
    Dr Denis Alexander, The Faraday Institute, Cambridge.
    Cliff College, Calver, Hope Valley,
    Derbyshire, S32 3XG
    Tickets: No ticket needed - just turn up on the door
  • Glasgow
    Tuesday 27 April, 7.30 pm
    Dr Ruth Bancewicz plus guest speaker
    Rev Dominic Smart.
    International Christian College,
    110 St James Road, Glasgow, G4 0PS
    To book places for this event call: 0141 552 4040 or email college@icc.ac.uk
  • London
    Wednesday 19 May, 7.30 pm
    Dr Ruth Bancewicz plus guest speaker
    Dr Ard Louis, University of Oxford.
    London Institute of Contemporary Christianity,
    St Peter's, Vere Street, London W1G 0DQ
    Tickets from www.faraday-institute.org/pentecost
    or 01223 741 281
    Please note tickets for this event are charged at £5
  • Test of FAITH DVDs and print materials will be on sale at all tour events. You can also order them online from www.faraday-institute.org

Speakers

 
  • Dr Denis Alexander Dr Denis Alexander
    Director of the Faraday Institute for Science and Religion, Cambridge
    Doctor Denis Alexander is the director of the Faraday Institute for Science and Religion at St Edmund's College, Cambridge, and is a popular...
    Doctor Denis Alexander is the director of the Faraday Institute for Science and Religion at St Edmund's College, Cambridge, and is a popular writer and speaker on science and faith. His latest book is called Creation or Evolution: Do We Have to Choose? He is editor of the journal Science & Christian Belief and is on the national committee of Christians in Science. Until recently, Denis was the head of an immunology (the study of the immune system) lab at The Babraham Institute, Cambridge
    photo: Prof. John Bryant Prof. John Bryant
    Biologist, Exeter University
    Professor John Bryant is a biologist based at Exeter University and has many years of experience in research on the biochemistry...
    Professor John Bryant is a biologist based at Exeter University and has many years of experience in research on the biochemistry of genes. he also has a keen interest in bioethical issues. He introduced one of the first bioethics courses for biology students in a UK university and runs workshops for biologists on teaching ethics. He has co-authored a book explaining bioethical issues for Christian non-scientists as well as a textbook, Introduction to Bioethics, for university students.
  • photo: Dr Ard Louis Dr Ard Louis
    Reader in Theoretical Physics, Oxford University
    Dr Louis heads up a research group at the Rudolf Peierls Centre for Theoretical Physics, as well as holding a readership in Theoretical Physic...
    Dr Louis heads up a research group at the Rudolf Peierls Centre for Theoretical Physics, as well as holding a readership in Theoretical Physics at Oxford University. He was born in the Netherlands, raised in Gabon, and received his Ph.D. in Theoretical Physics from Cornell University, USA. He is the international secretary for Christians in Science, and is involved in supporting Christian both postgradstudents.
    Keith Fox Prof. Keith Fox
    Professor of Biochemistry at the University of Southampton
    Keith Fox is Professor of Biochemistry at the University of Southampton. He originally studied Natural Sciences...
    Keith Fox is Professor of Biochemistry at the University of Southampton. He originally studied Natural Sciences in Cambridge, before moving to Southampton as a lecturer in 1987. He is the senior executive editor of Nucleic Acids Research. He is the chairman of Christians in Science, and a lay reader at Highfield Church, Southampton.
  • photo: Reverend Dominic Smart Reverend Dominic Smart
    Minister at Gilcomston South Church
    Dominic Smart has been the Minister at Gilcomston South Church, Aberdeen, since 1998. He was previously a Minister in Dundee. He is a regular speaker at conferences...
    Dominic Smart has been the Minister at Gilcomston South Church, Aberdeen, since 1998. He was previously a Minister in Dundee. He is a regular speaker at conferences such as the Keswick Convention as well at universities and other venues. He is also a visiting lecturer at the Highland Theological College and chairs the Board of International Christian College Glasgow. He has written several books, including When We Get It Wrong, on failure; Grace, Faith and Glory, on the Bible's antidotes to legalism; and Kingdom Builders and Kingdom Growth on the book of Acts, 40 Days with Jesus and 40 Days with David.