Cron Lecture Speaker Discusses 'Quantum Physics and Future of God'
Award-winning columnist, minister, peace activist and expert on progressive Christianity Robin Meyers will give this year’s Cron Lecture on the impact of scientific discoveries on our understanding of God.
Meyers will speak on “Quantum Physics and the Future of God” Friday, April 1 at 7:30 p.m. in the Newman Center, 90 Broad St., Plattsburgh. Meyers maintains that instead of the traditionally held views of the universe, where the whole is the sum of its parts, quantum physics and complexity theory “has challenged long-held assumptions about our relationship to the material world even as it has validated the essential and timeless message that everything really is connected to everything else.” In his lecture, he will explore this new frontier and its impact on the new atheism.
Meyers is an ordained minister in the United Church of Christ, a distinguished professor of social justice at Oklahoma City University, best-selling author of several books, a widely traveled lecturer and preacher on behalf of Progressive Christianity, and an award-winning columnist for the Oklahoma Gazette and National Public Radio.
The Cron Lecture Series is sponsored by the Plattsburgh Protestant Campus Ministry and supporting congregations and honors ministry founder, the Rev. Karl Cron.
Since its inception in 1997, the series has brought nationally renowned scholars to campus as lecturers, class sessions, and textural studies on topics of religion and culture.
Lecturers have included religious-studies scholars, biblical scholars, religious, social and environmental activists, writers and musicians, among others. Among the Cron Lecture participants were environmentalist Bill McKibben, author Mark Kurlansky and Pulitzer Prize-winning social historian Edward Larson.
The 2016 lecture is free and open to the public.