Enns discusses science, faith at OC lecture

Enns discusses science, faith at OC lecture

OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. – Biblical scholar Pete Enns will speak on the relationship between science and religion at Oklahoma Christian University (OC) on April 11.

Enns’ presentation, “Science, Faith, and What’s At Stake,” is part of the university’s McGaw Lecture Series. The event begins at 7 p.m. in OC’s Hardeman Auditorium. Admission is free.

Enns, who has a doctorate from Harvard University, is the Abram S. Clemens professor of Biblical Studies at Eastern University. He has taught undergraduate, seminary and doctoral courses at numerous other schools, including Princeton Theological Seminary, Harvard Divinity School, and Temple University.

He speaks and writes regularly about the intersection of the ancient setting of Bible and contemporary Christian faith. His popular blog, The Bible for Normal People, can be found at peteenns.com.

He has written, edited and contributed to nearly 20 books, including The Bible Tells Me So: Why Defending Scripture Has Made Us Unable to Read It; Inspiration and Incarnation: Evangelicals and the Problem of the Old Testament; and The Evolution of Adam: What the Bible Does and Doesn’t Say about Human Origins, which won the 2012 ForeWord Review Book of the Year Award in Religion.

Oklahoma Christian University’s McGaw Lectures are made possible by an endowment fund created by the late Mary and Foster McGaw through the National Education Program.

Past McGaw speakers include Christian authors Miroslav Volf, Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove, N. T. Wright and Ravi Zacharias, plus civil rights pioneers Claudette Colvin, Fred Gray, Carlotta Walls LaNier, Diane Nash, Terrence Roberts, Tommie Smith and John Carlos.

Oklahoma Christian is ranked as one of the best universities in the western United States by The Princeton Review and U.S. News and World Report. A recent study rated Oklahoma Christian as one of the best higher education values in Oklahoma, citing the university’s low net price combined with OC graduates’ high starting salaries.

OC offers undergraduate programs in more than 80 fields of study, an undergraduate Honors Program, and graduate programs in accountancy, business administration, computer science, engineering, Christian ministry, divinity, and theological studies.