Faith & Science Slams
"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.
Faith & Science Slams for August
Mt. Tabor’s after-service Faith & Science Slam series wraps up in August with an outdoor movie, two slam presentations, and a special grand finale excursion.
On Friday, August 5, meet up at the Mill Creek Venture Out! Festival at Mt. Olympus Eastwood Elementary, 3305 S. Wasatch Blvd, to watch the sci-fi adventure-thriller, The Martian, with Matt Damon as an astronaut lost in space. The movie starts at dusk (around 9 p.m.), but arrive early to stake out a good patch of grass for your blanket or low-profile lawn chair and bring another blanket to stay comfortable as the night air cools. While waiting for the movie to start, enjoy the music of a live country/folk band, tasty treats from the food trucks, kids’ games and competitions, crafts, pony rides and petting zoo, and more. Activities start at 6 p.m. Free admission. For more information, visit millcreekventureout.org.
Sunday, August 7, Dan Hellwig will present “Forensic DNA: Providing Justice for ALL.” Dan, who has been a Tabor member for about a year, holds a Master’s degree in forensic science and is laboratory director for Sorenson Forensics. Several years ago he was instrumental in solving a high-profile cold case in Salt Lake City, which he will discuss during his presentation. Meanwhile, youngsters are invited to join Sarah Lange in a kid-friendly fingerprinting activity in the east classroom.
On Sunday, August 14, Tabor organist Gordon Smith will conclude our Faith & Science Slam series with “The Math Behind Musical Intervals.” Did you know music is science? Gordon explains, “It was found back in the middle ages that certain musical intervals –the distance between two notes that are played together—sound good. Others sound, well, uh, not so good.” It turns out that most of the pleasant sounding intervals meet a rule that can be defined mathematically. He’ll demonstrate the intervals and disclose the mathemusical rules.
Our grand finale excursion on Sunday, August 21, is a private exploration of the Museum of Natural Curiosity, an award-winning, world-class family science center located at Thanksgiving Point in Lehi. Following after-service refreshments, we’ll leave Mt. Tabor at 11:45 and re-gather at the Thanksgiving Point golf course parking lot (near the water tower at the south end of the museum campus) no later than 12:30. We’ll be inviting other churches from the Utah Conference to join us there. Our host and guide, Blake Wigdahl, Deb Elstad’s son and vice president of design and programming for the museum, will escort us from parking to the Curiosity Amphitheater as a group. (No stragglers, please – the gate will be locked behind us because the museum is closed to the public on Sundays.) Blake will give us an overview of the experience and its faith-and-science connections, and then allow us to enjoy the museum. All will depart at 3 p.m. Again, individual earlier departures can’t be accommodated because of the gate issue.
Driving directions and a map to the museum are available from http://www.thanksgivingpoint.org/visit/general/maps. More information will be provided as the big day gets closer!
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