About Interface

The Interface lecture series features several experts, including Alister McGrath, Sarah Coakley, Bruce Hindmarsh, David RobinsonJens Zimmermann and Peter Harrison who will examine different facets of today’s most urgent discussions between faith and science. The overarching goal of Interface is to probe and preserve the relationship between theology and science—to work toward healing the breach between the disciplines as they have taken shape in our late modern age.

Regent College

Regent College is an international graduate school of Christian Studies affiliated with the University of British Columbia. Founded in 1968, it was the first graduate school of theology in North America to make education of the laity its central focus. All Interface lectures will take place at Regent College in Vancouver, and livestreamed for a global audience.

The John Templeton Foundation

The Interface lecture series has been made possible through the John Templeton Foundation. The Foundation aims to advance human well-being by supporting research on the Big Questions, and by promoting character development, individual freedom, and free markets. The Foundation takes its vision from its founding benefactor, the late Sir John Templeton, who sought to stimulate what he described as “spiritual progress.”

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Organizers

Organizers

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Ashley John Moyse

Ashley is the McDonald Postdoctoral Fellow in Christian Ethics and Public Life, Christ Church, Oxford. From January 2017 to July 2018, he served as Postdoctoral Fellow in Theology and Science at Regent College. Ashley is the author of Reading Karl Barth, Interrupting Moral Technique, Transforming Biomedical Ethics (2015), and co-editor of Correlating Sobornost (2016).

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Ross Hastings

Ross is the Sangwoo Youtong Chee Associate Professor of Theology at Regent College. Ross holds two PhDs, in organometallic chemistry and theology, respectively. As well as teaching chemistry and theology, Ross has served as pastor in several churches and wrote Echoes of Coinherence: Trinitarian Theology and Science Together.

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David Robinson

David is the Post-Doctoral Fellow in Theology and Science at Regent College, 2018–19. This role follows the completion of his Ph.D. in Systematic Theology and Ethics at the University of Edinburgh. David’s research focuses on the intersection of evolutionary biology and theology, particularly the question of how natural causation is described vis-à-vis divine providence.

"Our world is knowable with astounding specificity. We record the birth of stars, track the paths of electrons, and decode genomes of living entities. When we ask questions of the natural world, we receive consistent answers about how the world operates. Yet, our world also presents to us mystery and fascination. We marvel at the improbability of life and the non-deterministic nature of quantum mechanics. We see in science echoes of both order and mystery. For this reason, science serves as a unique path in our pursuit of who God is and how we are to live faithfully before him."