About the Conference

The annual Goshen Conference on Religion and Science, held at Goshen College, Goshen, IN, is designed to provide maximum interaction with one of the principal thinkers in the dialog between religion and science.

A single invited speaker presents three lectures, two of which are open to the public. Small moderated discussion sessions provide conference participants an opportunity to address topics from the lectures, and others, in conversation with the speaker.

Conference attendance is limited to fifty. Conference participants include pastors, and interested lay persons, as well as academic scientists, mathematicians, theologians, and students.

Past MRSS Conferences on Religion and Science

Information on the proceedings of the conferences is available here or from the "MRSS Publications" menu link.

2020 - Michael Spezio: In Whose Image? Perspectives from Intersections of Brain Science and Abrahamic Mindfulness
2019 - Katharine Hayhoe: Christians, Climate, and Culture: Relationships, Tensions and Resolutions
2018 - Muzaffar Iqbal: Islam’s Quantum Challenge: Living Islam in the Age of Science
2017 - Niels Henrik Gregersen: Deep Incarnation: From Cosmos to Commitment
2016 - Hava Tirosh-Samuelson: Religion and Environment: The Case of Judaism
2015 - Wentzel van Huyssteen: Interdisciplinary Theology and the Archeology of Personhood
2014 - Joshua M. Moritz: Human Uniqueness and the Image of God: Bridging Biology and Theology through the Hebrew Concept of Election
2013 - Gayle Woloschak: Becoming Human:  Weaving Together Genetics and Personhood
2012 - Celia Deane-Drummond: Humanimal: Explor ing Theological Anthropology at the Human-Animal Boundary
2011 - Owen Gingerich: Worrying About Evolution
2010 - Phil Clayton: Evolution After the Religion Wars: Rethinking Humanity and Ethics in Light of the Science-Religion Partnership
2009 - Noreen Herzfeld: The Limits of Perfection
2008 - Holmes Rolston: Science and Origins: Probing the Deeper Questions
2007 - Ted Peters: The Evolution of Terrestrial and Extraterrestrial Life: Where in the World is God?
2006 - Philip J. Hefner: Religion and Science as a Spiritual Quest
2005 - Robert John Russell: Cosmology, Evolution, and Resurrection Hope
2004 - John H. Haught: Purpose, Evolution, and the Mystery of Life
2003 - Antje Jackelén: The Dialogue Between Religion and Science: Challenges and Future Directions
2002 - George Ellis: A Universe of Ethics, Morality and Hope
2001 - Nancey Murphy: Religion and Science: God, Evolution and the Soul