Interpreting God's Two Books

The Origins lecture series was a multi-session dialogue between CCU's School of Theology and the School of Science and Engineering on the topic of the origins of the universe and of human beings. In the series, we examined and discussed these origins from both theological and scientific perspectives.

One goal was to get students and friends of CCU to think about the fields of science and theology and how they each approach the topic of origins. Our common goal for the series was additionally to show that academics in both theology and science can dialogue in friendly terms on this topic. We both agree and sometimes also disagree on the details of origins. Where we may disagree, those disagreements are peripheral to our common faith in Jesus, not central pillars of our faith.

Lecture Videos


Origins of the Universe

2019 Lecture 1

Dr. Ian Clary from our School of Theology and Dr. Lene Jaqua from our School of Science and Engineering will discuss the "Origins of the Universe".

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Origins of Human Life

2019 Lecture 2

Dr. John Wind from our School of Theology and Dr. Julie Woodman from our School of Science and Engineering will discuss the "Origins of Human Life."

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Where do we go from here?

2019 Lecture 3 (Panel)

Dr. David Kotter, Dr. Mark Parker, Dr. Ian Clary, Dr. Lene Jaqua, Dr. John Wind, and Dr. Julie Woodmanwill participate in a panel discussion titled, "Where do we go from here?"

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Speakers and Panelists


Dr. Ian Clary

Assistant Professor of Historical Theology

College of Undergraduate Studies - School of Theology

Dr. Lene Jaqua

Professor of Physical and General Sciences

College of Undergraduate Studies - School of Science and Engineering

Dr. David Kotter

Dean and Professor of New Testament Studies

College of Undergraduate Studies - School of Theology

Dr. Mark Parker

Dean and Professor of Biology

College of Undergraduate Studies - School of Science and Engineering

Dr. John Wind

Associate Professor of Theology

College of Undergraduate Studies - School of Theology

Dr. Julie Woodman

Assistant Professor of Biology

College of Undergraduate Studies - School of Science and Engineering