Past TCSS Events

Toronto Christian Scholar Symposium

2018: William Lane Craig on "The Atonement"

William Lane Craig (B.A., Ph.D, D. Theol)  is an American analytic philosopher and Christian apologist. He holds faculty positions at Talbot School of Theology (Biola University), and Houston Baptist University.

Craig is best known for his development and defense of the Kalam cosmological argument for the existence of God. He also focused in his published work on a historical argument for the resurrection of Jesus. His research on divine aseity and Platonism culminated with his book God Over All. He is currently researching the Doctrine of the Atonement.

He is known to a lay audience for his debates on the existence of God with public figures such as Christopher Hitchens and Lawrence M. Krauss. Craig established and runs the online apologetics ministry

2016: Dr. Denis Alexander and Dr. Larry Moran

Our last event on January 29, 2016 featured Dr. Denis Alexander and Dr. Larry Moran in a dialogue on the subject of conflicts between science and religion.


DR. DENIS ALEXANDER is the Emeritus Director of the Faraday Institute for Science and Religion, St Edmund's College, University of Cambridge, where he is a Fellow. Dr. Alexander was previously Chairman of the Molecular Immunology Programme and Head of the Laboratory of Lymphocyte Signalling and Development at the Babraham Institute, University of Cambridge. Prior to that Dr. Alexander was at the Imperial Cancer Research Laboratories in London (now Cancer Research UK), and spent 15 years developing university departments and laboratories overseas, latterly as Associate Professor of Biochemistry in the Medical Faculty of the American University of Beirut, Lebanon, where he helped to establish the National Unit of Human Genetics.

Dr. Alexander writes, lectures and broadcasts widely in the field of science and religion. From 1992-2013 he was Editor of the journal Science & Christian Belief and currently serves on the National Committee of Christians in Science and as a member of the executive committee of the International Society for Science and Religion.

DR. LARRY MORAN is a Professor in the Department of Biochemistry at the University of Toronto. He is the author of the blog called "Sandwalk" and one of the authors of “Principles of Biochemistry” (5th edition). Dr. Moran is interested in biochemistry, molecular evolution, and science education. He received his PhD from Princeton University.