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Scientific Apologetics Mentoring

Detailed information about 2020 Forum Mentoring is not yet available but will be posted in the future. Please review the information from the 2019 Forum for a look at the types of mentoring that may be available at the 2020 Forum.

Science plays an increasingly important role in shaping the emerging global community and individual worldviews.  We therefore must ask ourselves: What are the challenges science poses for the Gospel?  How do we remove scientific objections to the Gospel?  How do we build bridges to those who have been shaped by scientific naturalism?  

Forum Scientific Apologetics Mentoring is designed to help those who want to be involved in scientific apologetics to think strategically about questions such as these.


Ralf Bergmann received his degree in physics and a doctorate from German universities. He is or has been involved in topics such as solid-state physics, semiconductors, photovoltaics and optical technologies at several research institutions in Germany and Australia and has also worked in industrial research. Currently he is a professor at a German university and head of a research institute working on optical technologies and optoelectronics. Beyond his research, he is interested in defending the reasonability of Christian faith, especially all around the triangle of physics, philosophy, and theology and the relevance of Christian faith for modern western society.


Adam Cenian is a physicist and professor at the Szewalski Institute of Fluid-Flow Machinery Polish Academy of Sciences in Gdańsk. He was a lay pastor of Gdańsk Baptist Church in time of communistic regime. For more than 30 years he has organized evangelistic camps for students in Bielice, where he grew up (small mountain village at the border with Czech Republic). In 2005 he and a group of co-workers applied for a Templeton Foundation grant to found a Local Society Initiative that they called “The Hevelius Forum for Dialogue between Science and Religion,” ( in Gdansk. Since then Hevelius has sponsored a number of successful events in Gdańsk region and all of Poland.


Alexander Fink is Director of the Institute for Faith and Science (Institut für Glaube und Wissenschaft) in Marburg, Germany ( He studied physics at the universities of Bayreuth and St. Andrews (UK) and received his PhD at the Institute for Biophysics at the University of Regensburg. After having worked as an industrial product manager, he became director of SMD graduates' ministry (Akademiker-SMD, the German branch of IFES) until 2014. His passion is the dialog of science, faith, and worldviews. Hence he founded the Kepler-Forum in Regensburg, coorganising the annual Regensburger Symposium ( at the University of Regensburg. Since 2008 he has been a member of the ELF Steering Committee and has co-led the Scientists Network. Together with his wife, Alexander enjoys raising his two children.


Andy McIntosh now retired from the University of Leeds, holds a visiting chair in Thermodynamics and Combustion Theory, and is adjunct Professor at Mississippi State University. He has lectured and researched in these fields for over 30 years. He has a PhD in Combustion Theory from the Aerodynamics Department of what was then Cranfield Institute of Technology (now Cranfield University), a DSc in Applied Mathematics from the University of Wales and worked for a number of years at the Royal Aircraft Establishment. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Mathematics and its Applications, the Institute of Energy, the Institute of Physics, and the Royal Aeronautical Society. A chartered mathematician and engineer, and author of over 195 papers, articles, and patents, his work has included the study of the interaction of acoustics and combustion. His work has also included the investigations into the fundamental link between thermodynamics and information, and he has been involved in the area of biomimetics where the minute combustion chamber of the bombardier beetle has inspired a novel spray technology. He now lectures widely on origins, and has authored the book Genesis for Today (Day One, 6th Edition, 2017), Genesis 1-11 – a verse by verse commentary (Day One, 2016), Wonders of Creation – Design in a fallen world (with Stuart Burgess and Brian Edwards, Day One, 2017), and contributed to the books In Six Days (Master Books, 2009), Should Christians Embrace Evolution? (IVP, 2009), and Origins – Examining the evidence (Truth in Science, 2011). He is co director of the UK education think tank Truth in Science and married, with 3 children 


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