Join Devin and Melissa Pellew as they discuss topics related to Christian apologetics, theology and worldview issues. During this episode, we are joined by special guest, Melissa Cain Travis, an Assistant Professor of Christian Apologetics at Houston Baptist University, who serves on the Contributing Writers team at Christian Research Journal. She earned a Master of Arts in Science and Religion from Biola University and a Bachelor of Science in Biology from Campbell University. She is currently pursuing a PhD in humanities, her research focusing on the history and philosophy of science and the historical interaction of science and theology. Melissa worked in biotechnology and pharmaceutical research for five years after obtaining her undergraduate degree, and has spent more than a decade studying the science, theology, and philosophy pertaining to the origins debate.
Melissa will discuss her newest book, Science and The Mind of The Maker: What the Conversation Between Faith and Science Reveals About God, which will release on July 3rd. In the book, Melissa explores the question of cosmic origins and our place in the grand scheme of things that has been debated for millennia. Why do we exist? Why does anything exist at all? Are We an Accident...or Not?
Today's popular narrative, based on advancements in science, is that it all happened by natural, random processes. Melissa Cain Travis points to powerful evidence that the opposite is true—that cosmology, astronomy, biochemistry, and other disciplines strongly support what she calls "The Maker Thesis," which explains the origin, rationality, and intricacy of nature and the human mind's capacity to comprehend it.
Join us for this candid discussion and inside look into this new resource that is a must have!