Schedule for Knowing Creation Conference

Friday, 22nd August

18:00-22:00 Evening Reception

Saturday, 23rd August

9.00 Welcome

9:15 Professor John Webster (Divinity, University of St Andrews),“The Introduction of Being Entirely”: Creation Out of Nothing?

10:30-10:45 Coffee break

10:45-12:00 Dr Denis Alexander (Molecular Biology, Emeritus Director of The Faraday Institute, Cambridge), Creation, Providence and Evolution

12:30-13:30 Lunch

14:00-15:15 Professor Trevor Hart (Theology and Ministry, St Andrews), The Chastened Image: Christological Reflections on Human Embodiment and the State of What We Know

15:15-15:30 Coffee break

15:30-16:45 Professor John Haldane (Philosophy, University of St Andrews), Christian Thought and Natural Science: Two Perspectives or Two Worlds?

19:00-21:00 Evening meal

Sunday, 24th August

9:15-10:30 Professor Rod Wilson (Theology & Clinical Psychology, President of Regent College, Vancouver), Theological and Neuroscience Windows on Anger in the Church

10:30-10:45 Coffee break

10:45-12:00 Professor Francis Watson (Biblical Studies, Durham University), When did Genesis become a Problem? On the Hermeneutics of Natural Science

12:30-13:30 Lunch

14:00-15:15 Dr Mark Harris (Science & Religion, University of Edinburgh), “The Trees of the Field shall Clap their Hands” (Isaiah 55:12): What Does it Mean to Say that Creation Praises the Creator?

15:15-15:30 Coffee break

15:30-16:45 Professor C. Stephen Evans (Philosophy, Baylor University, Texas, and Australian Catholic University), Natural Knowledge of God, Darwinian Evolution, and the Sensus Divinitatis

16.45-1700 Close

For those who are unable to attend the conference, videos of the talks will follow on our website.

Speakers Announced for Knowing Creation





Making Visits around Scotland

Dr Andrew Torrance will be making trips around Scotland to talk to people about proposing projects up until the due date. If you are at all interested in putting forward a proposal, please do not hesitate to contact us via the contact form.


Call for Proposals Announced


Scientists in Congregations Scotland is calling for churches across Scotland to propose projects that will generate a deeper level of conversation between scientists, clergy and congregations about questions of faith and science.

The programme is looking to support around fifteen churches in Scotland, from a range of denominations, to develop (just under) two-year projects that will excite and facilitate constructive engagement between the church and the scientific world.

In addition, the programme will host major conferences that will bring together church-leaders and scientists from all over Scotland to engage with world-leading figures in the dialogue between faith and science.

The application process is straightforward and all the details of the grant can be found in the Request for Proposals document.