Church set to hold ‘Does God Exist?’ seminar

Staff Reports • Dec 17, 2015 at 6:03 PM

The “Does God Exist?” seminar, featuring physics and geology teacher and former devout atheist John Clayton, will be Sunday through Tuesday at College Hills Church of Christ.

College Hills has held seminar in previous years and found it to be a well-attended community event. The entire seminar is presented free of charge; neither Clayton nor College Hills will try to sell anything, and no collections will be taken during the program. Free materials will be available, and opportunities will be given to ask questions. 

This seminar consists of eight high-quality, visually interesting, thought-provoking sessions, each 40 minutes to an hour in length, plus a special session, “Creation For Kids,” geared toward children.

Clayton, a physics teacher and geologist by profession, was a devout atheist until his early 20s and was part of the same organized atheist group that made Madeline Murray O'Hair famous. While in the process of writing the book, “All the Stupidity of the Bible,” his research slowly led him to the surprising conclusion that the Bible was actually true.

Clayton eventually became a Christian and now travels the U.S. giving some 40 lectures per year on the subject, "Does God Exist?" Clayton holds bachelor and master’s degrees from Indiana University in math and physics and a master’s degree from the University of Notre Dame in earth science. 

A few of his honors include Distinguished Physics Teacher in Indiana in 1985 by the American Association of Physics Teachers; STAR Instructor for Indiana Department of Public Instruction in 1990; South Bend Community School Corp. High School Teacher of the Year and School Corporation Teacher of the Year in 1991. Clayton has given presentations on the compatibility of science and faith for more than 40 years.

 A detailed schedule and information can be found on the College Hills website at collegehills.org.

The seminars will be in the College Hills Church of Christ auditorium at 1401 Leeville Pike in Lebanon.

Childcare will be available for children 2 through third grade only for the 6:30 p.m. and 7:45 p.m. sessions Sunday through Tuesday. The nursery will be open for parents to use, but will not be staffed. Anyone who plans to attend the seminar and needs childcare should register online at collegehills.org so organizers can plan accordingly.

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