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The Cosmos and the Classroom: Exploring Faith, Science and God


$30 - $75 AUD

$30 - $75 AUD

Anglican EdComm

The Cosmos and the Classroom: Exploring Faith, Science and God

Date and Time

Wed 11th Sep, 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm


Trinity Grammar School
119 Prospect Rd, Summer Hill NSW 2130, Australia

Event description

The Cosmos and the Classroom: Exploring Faith, Science and God

In Gunning for God, John Lennox says 'The Bible teaches that creation is contingent; that is, God as Creator is free to make the world as and how he likes. Thus, in order to find out what the universe is like and how it works, we have to go and look'. In this Agora we will explore the importance of science as a discipline to engender wonder in the universe that God has created and how it can affirm faith rather than deny it.

Associate Professor Frank Stootman

Speaker: Associate Professor Frank Stootman

Frank holds a PhD in Physics and is currently an Adjunct Associate Professor at the University of Western Sydney. This is an honorary appointment following many years of lecturing and research at the University. His primary scientific interests are astrophysics and computational simulation. He has lectured extensively on the relationship of Christianity (Revelation) to Science (Natural Philosophy). He has eclectic interests in philosophy, music, history, politics, the arts, and film. He is a keen amateur videographer and video editor.

Both Frank and his wife Heather have been involved with L’Abri, in various capacities, for over 30 years. Together, they like to help people see that God is and that becoming and being a Christian is not simply a matter of head knowledge but also heart knowledge. Rather than what one achieves in life, it is living before God faithfully and authentically with integrity that is the real measure of a person.


Agora is an exciting, virtual and face-to-face learning community through which teachers, university students, academics, researchers and education practitioners can share, discuss and debate particular topics, and explore the interaction between Christian beliefs and educational practice. Two Agora evenings will be held each year, focusing on current educational issues and how they relate to Christian education in the 21st century.

Live Streaming is now available (remote areas/special circumstances). Please indicate your attendance preference as you register. Additional information will be provided via email for those attending via the Live Stream.


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The Anglican Education Commission (Anglican EdComm) exists to advance the Anglican Diocese of Sydney's commitment to promoting biblically-shaped education. It was re-established as a separate entity by the Synod in 2007. Its mandate is to contribute to the transformation of education through pre-schools, Anglican schools, colleges, parishes and other Anglican organisations. Anglican EdComm promotes teaching as a worthy and strategic vocation. It seeks to support Christian Teachers at every stage of their career. Whether a person is considering teaching, an established teacher or a school leader, Anglican EdComm exists to support teachers and help them enrich the lives of students both academically and spiritually. Through mentoring, networking, conducting NESA accredited professional learning and consultancy within schools, it seeks to help teachers and school leaders to implement a biblically-shaped approach to education. It plays an important role in advocacy and representing an Anglican perspective to governments, the education profession and the wider community. It has an interest in enhancing Anglican Religious Education and in promoting scholarly research on biblically-shaped education.

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