The Rev. James Bradley Millerâ€”general missioner of the Presbyterian Association on Science, Technology and the Christian Faithâ€”will deliver the Tenth Annual Jackson B. Davidson Lecture on Science and Religion at 7 p.m. today at First Presbyterian Church of Oak Ridge.
The title of the free lecture is â€œFrom Wow to Work: Science and Congregational Worship, Education and Mission.â€ It will be held in the church sanctuary, located at the southeast corner of Oak Ridge Turnpike and Lafayette Drive.
â€œWe live in and are part of an ever-amazing creation,â€ Miller said. â€œHowever, I will focus on particular implications that a scientifically mediated understanding of Godâ€™s creation has for the worship, education, and mission of Christian congregations.â€
Childcare will be available, and refreshments will be served after the lecture in the churchâ€™s fellowship hall.
Miller led a workshop at the church on Saturday. Sessions focused on ways to relate science to the Christian faith, andÂ participants discussed God, Christ, and â€œAdamâ€ in a scientific and technological culture.
The annual lecture honors the late Jack Davidson, a church elder and award-winning researcher at Oak Ridge National Laboratory. He was intensely interested in the relationships between science and religion and gave sermons on the topic.