The heavens declare the glory of God, part 1

Please join us this week at Defending Christianity for Lecture 1 of the Science Module.

Details

“The heavens declare the glory of God, part 1”
Ed LaBelle

Tuesday, November 28, 2017
7:00 – 8:15 pm
Join us 7:00-7:15 pm for fellowship
Optional 30 minute Q&A to follow the lecture
Bonus: Ed will be bringing a telescope for an optional night sky viewing session after the lecture!

Room 2.120 (use the NW lobby entrance)
Hill Country Bible Church
12124 Ranch Rd 620 N
Austin, TX

This event is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be provided.

Summary

In our postmodern America, many people are leaving the church — especially Millennials and Generation Xers. One of the driving forces among these younger generations is the belief that there is a conflict between Science and Religion. In a 2011 Barna survey on why young people are leaving the church, the
#3 reason was because “Churches come across as antagonistic to Science.”

Part 1 will focus on a sidewalk astronomy ministry that was formed in 2016 called Psalm 19 Astronomy. The ministry’s mission is “sharing the beauty and majesty of God’s universe through astronomy.” King David wrote Psalm 19 about 3000 years ago exclaiming in verses 1-2 “The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of his hands. Day after day they pour forth speech; night after night they reveal knowledge.” These words are just as relevant today and are used to start a conversation at sidewalk astronomy events about the God who “places the stars in the sky and knows them by name,” (Psalm 147:4.)

God reveals His attributes in many ways (Romans 1:19-20) and today amateur astronomy can be one way for apologists to reach the public to discuss the Creator of heaven and Earth.

Following the talk we’ll have a live Psalm 19 Astronomy event (weather permitting) for interested participants. We will have a telescope set up to look at the Moon, the Andromeda galaxy, and some deep space objects.

The presentation slides are below.  Sorry, there is no audio for this lecture.

Click here for Ed’s notes.

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