Next Co-Sponsored Fall Conference

Since 2012, CATA has been holding regional theology conferences (usually in the Fall) in conjunction with a theological college or seminary in Canada or the United States.

The next regional CATA theology conference will be held on October 25-26, 2019 (Friday-Saturday) in conjunction with Northeastern Seminary, in Rochester, New York.

Our keynote speaker is Dr. William P. Brown, the William Marcellus McPheeters Professor of Old Testament at Columbia Theological Seminary in Decatur, Georgia. Dr. Brown is the author of numerous books, including The Ethos of the Cosmos: The Genesis of Moral Imagination in the Bible, The Seven Pillars of Creation: The Bible, Science, and the Ecology of Wonder, and Wisdom’s Wonder: Character, Creation, and Crisis in the Bible’s Wisdom Literature.

Dr. Brown will give a public lecture on Friday evening, October 25th, on the topic of human evolution and the garden of Eden, entitled: “From Ardi to Adam: The Garden and Human Origins.” On Saturday, October 26th, Dr. Brown will give a lecture entitled: “Job, Astrobiology, and the Science of Awe.”

In line with the topic of Dr. Browns’s lecture, we invite submission of high quality papers on any topic related to the broad theme of “God’s Wisdom and the Wonder of Creation: Exploring the Intersection of Scripture, Theology, and the Sciences though papers falling outside this area will also be considered.

You can view the Call for Papers here. Proposals will be accepted until June 15, 2019.

This regional CATA conference will be co-sponsored by Northeastern Seminary, The Canadian Scientific and Christian AffiliationThe American Scientific Affiliation, and BioLogos.

Tentative Conference Schedule:
Friday, October 25, 2019
7:00 Registration & Reception
7:30 Lecture with William P. Brown: “From Ardi to Adam: The Garden and Human Origins”

Saturday, October 26, 2019
8:00 a.m. Registration & Continental Breakfast
8:30 Welcome & Opening Liturgy
8:50 Lecture with William P. Brown: “Job, Astrobiology, and the Science of Awe”
10:00 Break
10:15 Set 1 Concurrent Paper Presentations
12:00 p.m. Lunch
1:00 Set 2 Concurrent Paper Presentations
2:45 Set 3 Concurrent Paper Presentations
4:30 Award Presentation & Closing Liturgy
5:00 Departure