19 Nov – Chasing the Star: Exploring Christmas

19 Nov – Chasing the Star: Exploring Christmas

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Don’t miss out in coming to share this morning with us and our Guest speaker, Prof David Block.

What Gateway Year-end Function with Professor David Block

When 19th Nov 2017 9am

Where Gateway Presbyterian Church, Dann Rd, Kempton Park

 

His humour, faith and scientific knowledge is inspiring.

It is such a blessing to hear from someone who loves Jesus, follows the scriptures and is a world renowned astronomer and scientist giving Christians permission to embrace the findings of science without feeling like we are dishonouring the scriptures or God as creator.

Lunch will be served afterwards.

NB please bring a salad to share with others if you are able.

 

About Professor David Block:

 

Professor David Block is an astronomer and highly sought after inspirational speaker, who has devoted over 30 years
to encouraging audiences around the globe to always Look Up – and to never, never, never give up!
He speaks from the heart; sharing in-depth lessons from his world of research.

He was elected a Fellow of the Royal Astronomical Society of London at age of 19.
His first research paper, on relativistic astrophysics, was published in London, by the Royal Astronomical Society, at age 20.
Professor Block has been a visiting research scientist at the Australian National University (ANU),
the European Southern Observatory in Germany,
the California Institute of Technology, and Harvard University, amongst others.

God and the Astronomer

Professor Block had a profound encounter with God in 1976.

Several of Professor Block’s presentations, books and DVDs focus on the theme of God and Astronomy.

His presentation entitled Science and God: The Great Divorce?” is extracted from his forthcoming book, to be published in 2019. 

“Astronomy leads us to a unique event, a universe which was created out of nothing,
and delicately balanced to provide exactly the conditions to support life.
In the absence of an absurdly-improbable accident, the observations of modern science seem to suggest an underlying (one might say ‘supernatural’) plan. 
In [his presentations and books], Professor Block offers [the audience] a unique opportunity to weigh the evidence for themselves.”
(Arno A. Penzias, Nobel Prize Winner in Physics).