Astronomer Hugh Ross is the founder and president of Reasons to Believe, an organization dedicated to demonstrating the compatibility of science and Christianity. Hugh earned a BS in physics from the University of British Columbia and an MS and PhD in astronomy from the University of Toronto. For several years, he continued his research on quasars and galaxies as a postdoctoral fellow at the California Institute of Technology. While in college, he dedicated himself to faith in Christ following an in-depth study of Scripture that convinced him of the Bible’s factual accuracy. Prompted by family, friends, and colleagues, Hugh founded Reasons to Believe in 1986, to bring scientific evidence for Christianity to light. Today, Hugh is the author of multiple books—including Always Be Ready and The Creator and the Cosmos—and speaks on science-faith issues to audiences around the world.
Talk Title: “Treasure in Broken Clay Jars”
Description: Paul declares that “we have this treasure in clay jars so that this extraordinary power may be from God and not from us.” God blesses each one of us with defects and infirmities because he wants to reveal to an unbelieving world his awesome glory shining through the cracks in our broken jars. In this talk, Hugh will share how God shone through his defect of autism spectrum disorder (Asperger’s syndrome) to bring many otherwise resistant people to faith in Jesus Christ. The talk will close with some tips on how to discover your personal defect that God can use to reveal his glory to people who are not yet his disciples.