Journeys of Mind & Faith features Dr. Maggie Brewer
January 30, 2009
Dr. Maggie Brewer, assistant professor of physics at William Jewell College, will present a free lecture in William Jewell's "Journeys of Mind and Faith" series at 7:30 p.m. February 17 in Room 221 of the Yates-Gill College Union on the campus in Liberty, Mo. The public is invited to attend, and no tickets or reservations are required. The lecture is titled, "My Theology through Cosmology."
Dr. Brewer says that cosmology is a branch of astronomy that deals with the origin, structure and evolution of the universe and as such is often searching for answers to many of the same questions as theology, such as where did we come from and how was the universe created. "My personal views on theology are greatly influenced by and constantly changing because of my studies of astronomy and cosmology," she adds. "While I'm sure I am far from correct, the fun part is asking the questions."
"Journeys of Mind and Faith" series explores the tension often inherent in addressing questions of faith and intellect.
"William Jewell has at its disposal the uncommonly conjoined resources of intellectual inquiry and faith," says series coordinator Dr. Milton Horne. "This series takes advantage of those resources to present to the community the stories of individuals whose Christian and intellectual journeys, while not yet complete, have been rewarding and worthwhile."
William Jewell College is committed to bringing together talented students and gifted faculty mentors within a vibrant community sparked by a rigorous and intentional liberal arts curriculum. A full range of personal and professional development experiences are presented by the selective national liberal arts college's location within the Kansas City metroplex of 1.5 million.