Friday, December 1, 2006

Speaker Alert: Nancy Pearcey on Capitol Hill

Nancy Pearcey will be on Capitol Hill Friday, December 8, to speak on "'Decoding' Worldviews in Art and Culture," at an event hosted by the Washington, D.C.-based group "Faith & Law."

Why "decode" worldviews? This announcement explains:

"To navigate our times and communicate truth effectively, it is crucial to decipher the dominant worldviews of our day.

"Come learn about a creative approach to identifying the worldviews expressed in images and stories -- uniting intellect and imagination to bring a message of wholeness to a fragmented world."

Nancy's interest in the arts reaches back to her childhood, up through university days when she studied at Iowa State on a music scholarship. She also studied violin in Heidelberg, Germany.

Nancy will speak during the noon hour. A period of Q&A will follow her image-rich presentation. The room and building are TBD. We'll update as soon as we know.

Nancy is editor at large of The Pearcey Report and the author of Total Truth: Liberating Christianity From Its Cultural Captivity, which won an Award of Merit in the Christianity Today 2005 Book Awards, and the ECPA Gold Medallion Award for best book of the year in the Christianity & Society category.

Nancy has authored or contributed to several other works, including The Soul of Science and How Now Shall We Live? She is currently the Francis A. Schaeffer scholar at the World Journalism Institute.

Speaker Alert -- ID Leader Phil Johnson Tonight at UC Davis

"Phillip E. Johnson, 'the father of the intelligent design movement,' will be speaking on the UC Davis campus on Friday [December 1] at 7 p.m. in 123 Sciences Lecture Hall. The event is free and open to the public. . . .

"Johnson is a graduate of Harvard University and the University of Chicago Law School, where he graduated first in his class.

"After clerking for U. S. Supreme Court Chief Justice Earl Warren, Johnson taught at Boalt Hall School of Law at UC Berkeley for more than 25 years before retiring to devote more time to intelligent design."

For more, see the Daily Democrat.