Faith and Numbers
Association of Christians in the Mathematical Sciences (ACMS) holds conference at Redeemer

“1 + 1 = 2 whether you are a Christian, Muslim or atheist, doesn’t it?” That’s the type of question that was addressed at the 2015 Association of Christians in the Mathematical Sciences (ACMS) conference held at Redeemer in June.

Featuring keynote speakers Annalisa Crannell, a mathematician from Franklin & Marshall College, and Matthew Dickerson, a computer scientist from Middlebury College, the conference was attended by more than 100 Christian scholars from across North America.

“Christians have disagreed on several important philosophical questions regarding maths and sciences,” notes Dr. Derek Schuurman, associate professor of computer science. “But a Reformational approach to mathematics, such as is found at Redeemer, identifies numbers and space as being aspects of creation and recognizes that God is entirely above his creation. It is a position that reflects our Kuyperian vision to be a witness of Jesus Christ as Lord of every square inch, including areas such as mathematics and computing.”

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