[asa] Faraday Institute program for churches now available

From: Ted Davis <TDavis@messiah.edu>
Date: Tue Jun 23 2009 - 13:03:02 EDT

The following information will interest many ASA members. At this summer's annual meeting, Deb Haarsma and I are leading a workshop devoted to the use of these materials in Christian colleges and churches. Housing on site is becoming a scarce commodity, so anyone who still wants to attend is urged to get moving!



The Test of Faith materials are now available to pre-order at a
special price from the Faraday Institute website:


Test of FAITH: the DVD
The heart of the Test of FAITH project is a DVD documentary (which won
the silver award in the ‘Best Documentary’ category at the prestigious
IVCA awards, 2009). This three-part documentary will introduce viewers
to a number of fascinating issues in the zone where science and faith
meet. Respected scientists and theologians offer food for thought and
Running time: 90 minutes
£7 (save £2)

Test of FAITH: the Study Guide
To accompany the Test of FAITH DVD there is a course to help small
groups work through the issues presented at their own pace. The course
has been designed with non-scientists in mind and with multiple
options to allow users to tailor it to their own needs.
ISBN: 9781842276648
£2.50 (or £12 for a pack of 6) (save £1/£6)

Test of FAITH: the Leader's Guide
For those running the Test of FAITH Course a detailed Leader's Guide
will provide all the content of the study guide, plus suggested
responses to questions, critical background information, resources and
ideas for making the most of the DVD.
ISBN: 9781842276631
£12 (save £4)

Test of FAITH: the Book (edited by Ruth Bancewicz)
To accompany the course is a book entitled Test of FAITH: Spiritual
Journeys with Scientists. In it respected physicists, biologists and
neuroscientists share their life stories and their reflections about
science and faith. Contributors include Dr Francis Collins, Professor
Alister McGrath, Dr Ard Louis, Dr Jennifer Wiseman, Professor Bill
Newsome, Rev Dr John Polkinghorne, Rev Dr Alasdair Coles, Dr Deborah
Haarsma, Professor Rosalind Picard, Professor John Bryant.
ISBN: 9781842276617
£6 (save £2)

Test of FAITH Course Pack
You can save money by buying the complete Test of FAITH Course Pack
     * 1 x Test of FAITH DVD
     * 1 x Test of FAITH Leader's Guide
     * 5 x Study Guide
     * 1 x Test of FAITH book
£30 (save £15)


The launch of Test of Faith will take place at the Royal Society on
Monday 13th July 2009 at 7.30pm, with a preview of the Test of Faith
documentary and discussion with the Reverend Dr. John Polkinghorne KBE
FRS. Spaces are limited and admission is by invitation only.

If you have not received an invitation but would like to attend please
reply to this email and we will let you know if there are any places


And finally, we now have a YouTube channel at http://www.youtube.com/thetestoffaith
and a Facebook page at http://tinyurl.com/FacebookToF
Both pages have the trailer as well as other short films cut from the


Ruth Bancewicz

Dr Ruth M Bancewicz

The Faraday Institute for Science and Religion,
St Edmund's College, Cambridge, CB3 0BN, UK



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