Anjeanette “AJ” Roberts
Following an extensive career in research science and teaching, molecular biologist Anjeanette “AJ” Roberts joined Reasons to Believe (RTB) as a visiting scholar in 2015 and, in 2016, became a permanent member of RTB’s scholar team. As an RTB research scholar, AJ puts her passion for truth to work engaging in science-faith topics such as evolution and design, harmonizing science and Christianity, and a theological perspective on viruses. She holds a BS in chemistry from the University of Tulsa, a PhD in molecular and cell biology from the University of Pennsylvania, and an MA in Christian apologetics from Biola University. She is also coauthor of the book Building Bridges: Presentations on RTB’s Testable Creation Model.
Talk Title: “God’s Purpose Revealed in Science and Suffering"
Description: The prevalence of suffering—physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual—in the world and in our lives keeps many from believing and trusting in God. So, what do we do when we're faced with the devastations of life? How do we address the problem of evil and suffering when it seems woven into the fabric of creation? And can science tell us anything about the heart of God and his purposes in creation? This talk will integrate a deeper understanding of creation and a biblical context of suffering so we can begin to see a deeper purpose that may alleviate some of the sting and power such things wield against our claims of a good and loving God. This deeper revelation may even offer us great hope to share with others and more courage and strength as we journey on.