Date(s) - 08/23/2017
12:00 pm-1:30 pm
Wednesday, August 23, 2017
The City Club of San Diego Proudly Presents:
Dr. David Wilkinson – St. John’s College, Durham University (England)
Speaking on: “The Big Bang, Multiverse and Stephen Hawking: The Search for God in Contemporary Cosmology”
Frist United Methodist Church
2111 Camino del Rio South (exit off I-8 at Texas Street)
Members, $20; Non-Members, $25
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David Wilkinson – Biographical Brief
Professor David Wilkinson is Principal of St Johns College, Durham, England. Before working in Durham as a theologian, he was a scientist and Methodist minister in inner city Liverpool.
His academic background is in theoretical astrophysics, which formed the basis of his Ph.D, the study of star formation, the chemical evolution of galaxies and terrestrial mass extinctions such as the event which wiped out the dinosaurs.
Dr. Wilkinson’s a Fellow of the Royal Astronomical Society and has published a wide range of papers on these subjects.
After his research he trained for the Methodist ministry, studying theology at Cambridge. He then served in a variety of appointments, including a growing church in Liverpool and as Methodist chaplain at Liverpool University.
Dr. Wilkinson arrived in Durham in 1999 and held a Fellowship in Christian Apologetics at St John’s College, and was also Associate Director of the Centre for Christian Communication.
His current work involves the relationship of the Christian theology to contemporary culture, from pop culture to science. He has long had an interest in the dialogue of science and religion, especially as it impacts the physical sciences – “God, Time and Stephen Hawking” (Monarch, 2001) and “Christian Eschatology and the Physical Universe” (T&T Clark 2010), are two of his published work
In addition, he is interested in the relationship of theology to contemporary culture in terms of preaching, missiology and apologetics. He has written on the spirituality in contemporary cinema in “The Power of the Force: The Spirituality of the Star Wars Films” (Lion, 2000).
Dr. Wilkinson has a range of research students working on the science and religion dialogue, the theology of preaching, Christian leadership, Fresh Expressions of church, Methodist ecclesiology, apologetics and the new atheism, and the impact of reality television.