Goshen College to host annual Conference on Religion and Science, featuring Warren Brown speaking on neuroscience and faith

Event: Goshen College Conference on Religion and Science
Dates: March 8-10, 2024
Registration: Register online at goshen.edu/religionscience

Free public lectures:

  • Friday, March 8 at 7:30 p.m. in the Church-Chapel: “Whatever Happened to the Soul?”
  • Saturday, March 9 at 10:30 a.m. in the Church-Chapel: “Lessons from the Natural Split Brain”

Warren S. Brown

GOSHEN, IND. – Goshen College will host its annual Conference on Religion and Science on March 8-10, and feature keynote speaker Warren S. Brown, professor of psychology and former director of the Travis Research Institute at Fuller Theological Seminary.

This year’s conference will delve into the theme “Neuroscience and Christian Life,” offering an exploration of the intersections between science, spirituality and everyday living.

Brown will deliver three lectures, each offering insights into the relationship between neuroscience and Christianity.

The conference will begin with a lecture titled “Whatever Happened to the Soul?” on Friday, March 8. This session will take place at 7:30 p.m. at College Mennonite Church and is open to the public, free of charge.

Brown will present a second lecture, “Lessons from the Natural Split Brain,” at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, March 9. This session will also be open to the public free of charge.

The final lecture, “The Physical Nature of Christian Life,” will take place on Sunday, March 10, and is exclusively for registered attendees. This session will provide information for those seeking a deeper understanding of the complex relationship between neuroscience and Christian beliefs.

In addition to the lectures, registered participants will have the opportunity to engage in discussions with Brown and other conference attendees, fostering dialogue and exploration of the conference theme.

Brown, professor of psychology at Fuller Theological Seminary since 1982, is a renowned researcher in neuroscience. He focuses on two main areas: cognitive and psychosocial disabilities in a brain malformation called agenesis of the corpus callosum, and the effects of childhood hemispherectomy on seizure control in adults. With over 75 scholarly articles and 15 book chapters, Brown has made significant contributions to fields including dyslexia, ADHD, multiple sclerosis, Alzheimer’s and schizophrenia. He has received grants from institutions such as Templeton Foundation and the Center for Theology and Natural Sciences for his research on virtues and interdisciplinary studies. Brown is also known for his work on the integration of neuroscience and Christian faith, evidenced in his numerous publications and lectures. He has been recognized with awards from organizations including the National Institute of Mental Health and the National Science Foundation. Brown is a member of several esteemed scientific societies and a fellow of the American Psychological Association.

The Goshen College Conference on Religion and Science aims to attract a diverse audience, including college and seminary students, pastors, and any individuals interested in exploring the connections between spirituality and brain functions.

For more information about the conference, including the complete schedule and registration details, please visit goshen.edu/religionscience. Early bird registration fees are available until Feb. 15.