Gonzaga University will present its fourth Templeton Lectures on Christianity and the Natural Sciences at 7 p.m. Thursday in the Jepson Center auditorium.
Stephen Moyer, associate professor of philosophy at Whitworth College and a senior fellow at the Discovery Institute of Seattle, will discuss “DNA by Design: The Message in the Miscrocosm.”
The lecture series explores the relationship between Christianity and natural sciences.
The lecture is free and open the public.
Architecture tour of churches
The Spokane Parks and Recreation Department will sponsor a tour of several churches from noon to 4 p.m. April 4.
The tour will focus on the architecture, stained glass windows and other features of the Episcopal Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist, St. Aloysius Roman Catholic Church and as many others as time allows.
The $9 fee includes transportation and a snack. Participants will meet in the lower parking lot of the Corbin Art Center, 507 W. Seventh.
The tour is limited to adults, 18 and over. To register or for more information, call 625-6200.
Dentist new mission president
Dr. Steven Bates has been selected to serve a three-year term as mission president for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Tempe, Ariz.
Bates, a Spokane dentist, and his wife will oversee 215 missionaries, mostly men and women in their early 20s, as well as the temple and visitors center in Tempe.
He will sell his dental practice and home before moving in June for the volunteer position.
Accepting the position is not a hardship, Bates said. “My faith is pretty deep, pretty strong. It’s quite an honor to be asked to do this.”
James Barrett, director of music and organist and choir director at the Roman Catholic Cathedral of Our Lady of Lourdes, will perform in concert at 4 p.m. Sunday at the cathedral, 1115 W. Riverside.
The organ concert, with works by French romantic composer Cesar Franck, Bach and Krebs, is free, but an offering will be collected.