"How to be a Christian and Believe in Evolution"

September 1, 2009

Karl Giberson will speak at the James and Caroline Duff Banquet Center in Xavier’s Cintas Center on September 14, 2009 at 7:30 pm. The talk is free and open to the public. More information is available at 513-745-3922.

Giberson is the executive vice president of the BioLogos Foundation, director of Gordon College’s Forum on Faith and Science, co-director of the Venice Summer School for Science and Religion, and a professor at Eastern Nazarene College. He is the author of four books, including Saving Darwin: How to be a Christian and Believe in Evolution.

Karl Giberson was raised in a fundamentalist parsonage in rural Canada. He studied science in college in hopes of getting involved in the creationism movement. En route to his doctorate in physics, Giberson became convinced that evolution was true and not the enemy of Christianity – an experience both painful and liberating. This presentation examines his intellectual journey.

Giberson’s lecture is co-sponsored by the Edward B. Brueggeman Center for Dialogue, the Xavier University Departments of Biology, Chemistry, Physics and Theology, and by the Jesuit Community at Xavier University.