Chico Triad on Philosophy, Theology, and Science
Bidwell Presbyterian Church
The Chico Triad “seeks to present responsible academic scholarship into mainstream ecclesial discussion.” The society brings together a core membership from fields of philosophy and physical sciences, clergy, and parish members for bi-monthly meetings to consider seminal texts and readings in the field of science and faith. Members of the Triad consider the concept of beauty as a source for mutual insight into science, philosophy and faith. Formal colloquia with consulting members invite advanced expertise from fields not represented in membership into the discussions. Members actively engage in identifying potential communities for outreach to expand the perspectives and scope of the group – including local scientists, medical professionals, and clergy. To further strengthen outreach efforts, the Triad also hosts yearly classes and lectures in church and academic settings, inviting broad public participation. A website and published materials generated by participants in the dialogue of the Chico Triad in scholarly journals will further advance reflections and public discussion. Matching fund contributions are provided by Bidwell Presbyterian Church.