Faith & Science Slams
Mt. Tabor's after-service Faith & Science Slam series continues Sunday, July 3 with "Science and the Sound of Music," by Harry Heightman, who will explain why music sounds the way it does and how instruments work to make that happen. Harry, who has served Mt. Tabor as music director for 13 years and became a member of the congregation in May, holds a degree in music education with emphasis in theory and composition. He has a lifelong interest in the study of science.
On Sunday, July 10, Chris Jensen (Bachelor's of Biological Science) will present "The Skeletons in Your Closet (or at Least in Your Cells)," exploring how a cell gets its shape and function and how that plays into cancer research. Chris, a member of Mt. Tabor since 1994, is senior lab specialist and lab manager at Mary Beckerle Lab in the Huntsman Cancer Institute at the University of Utah.
Sarah Bang will slam July 17 on the topic of "Lightning and Severe Weather," explaining the basic mechanisms of a thunderstorm, how lightning develops in a cloud, and how "your average garden variety thunderstorm" becomes violent. She also will touch on high desert downbursts and lightning safety for hikers and climbers. Sarah, who has been a member of Tabor for five years, holds a Bachelor's of Science in geophysics, specializing in fluid dynamics, and in 2013 earned her Master's Degree with a thesis about dynamic storms in Oklahoma. She currently is a PhD student at the University of Utah, where she is working on a dissertation on the electrification of oceanic thunderstorms.
"What Would Jesus Brew? (The Biochemistry of Beer Brewing)" is Tabor Brewmeister Dave Warren's topic for July 24. Dave (Bachelors and Master's in electrical engineering, PhD in bioengineering) is a professor of bioengineering at the University Utah and leader of a small-group brewing ministry at Mt. Tabor, where he has been a member for over 20 years.
On July 31, Tina Black, MRI technologist at Primary Children's Hospital, will explain differences in diagnostic imaging studies such as x-rays versus CT or MRI versus CT scans, and why some patients receive those procedures. She'll also outline how an MRI works, explain what radiation-free MRI can show us, and share her understanding of God's role in the medical world. Tina, who joined Mt. Tabor in May, holds a Bachelor's of Liberal Arts with an Associate's in Radiologic Sciences plus a concentration in MRI Studies.
Connecting faith and public life
As members of the ELCA, we believe that we are freed in Christ to serve and love our neighbor. God uses our hands, through our direct service work and our voices, through our advocacy efforts, to restore and reconcile our world. Through faithful advocacy, the ELCA lives out our Lutheran belief that governments can help advance the common good.
ELCA advocacy works for change in public policy based on the experience of Lutheran ministries, programs and projects around the world and in communities across the United States. We work through political channels on behalf of the following biblical values: peacemaking, hospitality to strangers, care for creation, and concern for people living in poverty and struggling with hunger and disease.
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Together, we achieve things on a scale and scope that we could never do otherwise. When we act as a coordinated network of advocates and reach out to officials on relevant, timely issues, we effectively impact public policies. See more at: http://www.elca.org/advocacy#sthash.RLcpzwJg.dpuf
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