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IPL Summer Scripture Conference 2021

JOIN US FOR THE 45TH ANNUAL 
SUMMER SCRIPTURE CONFERENCE

LET THERE BE LIGHT: SCIENCE AND THE WORD, AN ETERNAL RELATIONSHIP

JUNE 20-25, 2021

We want to insure all our guests that the Summer Scripture Seminar is following all the Covid-19 guidelines as set forth by the CDC.  Our sleeping, meeting and dining rooms are thoroughly sanitized after each group use. If you have any questions as to our safety protocols, please contact our Guest Services at 847-566-8290 or email at conferencecenter@usml.edu.   

There are unlimited online attendance opportunities available.  Sign up today!


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Pricing information below.


We look forward to welcoming you to the beautiful University of Saint Mary of the Lake/Mundelein Seminary campus for this week-long series that offers compelling presentations, opportunities for prayer, and a retreat-like atmosphere to contemplate this year’s focus on the relationship between the Sacred Scriptures and science.

Our Presenters are:

Fr. Robert Spitzer:  Sunday, June 20, PM & Monday, June 21, AM

  • “Recent Developments in Cosmology & How They Relate to Creation, An Intelligent God, and Scripture (Gen 1)
  • “Evolution, Scripture, and Theology”
  • “The Scientific Investigation of the Shroud of Turin & Near-death experiences: How they relate to Christian mutations of Second Temple Judaism in the Resurrection Narratives & St. Paul.”

 

Dr. Stacy Trasancos, Monday, June 21, PM & Tuesday, June 22, AM

  • “All Things by Measure, Number, and Weight.”
  • “Genesis, St. John, and the Birth of Modern Science”
  • “Completing the Scientific Revolution by Coming Back to the biblical Worldview of Creation”

 

Dr. Tina Wray, Tuesday, June 22, PM & Wednesday, June 23, AM

  • “Digging the Scriptures”’
  • “The 5 Most Significant Archaeology finds from the Bible”
  • “Biblical Cities – Then and Now”

 

 

 

Dr. Craig Keener , Wednesday, June 23, PM & Thursday, June 24, late AM-early PM

  • The Plausibility of Miracles
  • New Testament – like Miracle Reports Today
  • Reports of Raising and Nature Miracles

 

 

 

Fr. John Kartje, Thursday, June 24, PM & Friday, June 25, AM (2nd morning talk)

  • “The Lab of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob: Perspectives on engaging Mystery from Patriarch, Prophets, and Physicists”
  • “A New Heaven, a New Earth, and a New Quantum Gravity: Lessons from Paul and John for all Curious Explorers”

 

 

 

Bro. Guy Consolmagno, SJ, Friday, June 25, AM (1st morning talk)

  • Heaven & the Heavens: Astronomy, Scripture & the Popes

 

 

 


Special BONUS Presentations by:

 

Fr. John Lodge – C.S.Lewis’ Space Trilogy and the Scriptures

 

 

 

 

Dr. Steven Smith  “The ‘Why’ of Creation: Unlocking the Meaning of Genesis One”. 

 

 

 

Dr. Joe Paprocki – Bringing Faith and Science Together in Faith Formation: Catechetical Challenges and Opportunities

 

 

 

PRICING FOR SUMMER SCRIPTURE CONFERENCE 2021 

Full Conference: in-person, private room (5 nights) at Conference Center with 15 meals  $925
Full Conference: in-person, shared room (2 people, 5 nights) at Conference Center with 15 meals each $1,640 ($820ea)
Full Conference: in-person, commuter, no meals provided, but available for individual purchase $550
Speaker Series: all three talks of 1 speaker.  In-person, 1 night stay at Conference Center with 3 meals $250
Speaker Series: all three talks of 1 speaker.  In-person, commuter, no meals provided $185
Full Conference, on-line $525
Speaker Series (3 talks), on-line $150

You can contact us by email at SummerScripture@usml.edu.


For more information contact Associate Director, Michelle Shaffer, MA
mshaffer@usml.edu  OR  847-970-4926