February 17, 2016 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
St. Luke’s Episcopal Church
120 North Huron Street Ypsilanti, MI 48197-2610
Wednesday, February 17 – Dr. John McCurdy
Separation of Church and State
The American Revolution in 1776 was the first real political
revolution with the Separation of Church and State. The
organization of The Episcopal Church mirrors our democracy and the freedoms we cherish as a country and a faith.
Wednesday, March 2 – Dr. Diane Jacobs
Gift of Islam
Modern western science, to a great extent, began in the 12th century. Its rapid growth was due to knowledge transferred from Islamic scholars. We will investigate this gift of Islam and its implications.
Wednesday, March 9 – Dr. Charles Jacobs
The Church and Science
Many people believe that churches, as institutions of faith and God, are continually at odds with science, an institution of
rationalism and facts. Many people also believe that scientific investigation is at odds with the Bible. But the world’s major religions have a history of supporting scientific investigation. As far back as the year 415, St. Augustine wrote that the Word of God is written both in Scripture and in His Creation, and that we need to study both to understand God’s intent. In 1931, Father Georges LeMaitre proposed the Big Bang Theory of the creation of the universe. In between, the relationship between “the church” and “science” has been constant and fascinating as churches and science have evolved.