Tuesday, 16 December 2008

Honest to Darwin Shrewsbury 2009

2009 marks the 200th anniversary of the birth of Charles Darwin.

In response to this and the many celebrations such as the "Darwin Festival" taking place in Shrewsbury, some local Christians have put together a programme of events which look at the legacy of Darwin from a scientific perspective and a Christian worldview.

More details are found at "Honest to Darwin"

This event involves the visit of Stephen Meyer of the Discovery Institute as well as other national figures in the Intelligent Design movement.

I really like this initiative for the following reasons:

It is engaging - rather than defensive
It is contributing - not maligning
It is working towards - not working against
It is a response - not a reaction
It is in a neutral venue - not in the Christian bubble

For all these reasons I think it is a "right" response and could be very popular.

Please pray for this initiative. It may well get some press attention.

Please consider coming to some of the events in what looks like a fascinating programme.

If you are coming along be sure to contact me and if I can help in any way with advice about transport / accommodation / places to eat etc or even providing some of these things I will do my best!

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