Darrel Falk discussed the sense of community and fellowship he felt at our November workshop "In Search of a Theology of Celebration", in which pastors, theologians, scientists, and other scholars gathered to discuss the important issues surrounding science and religion, and how the evangelical church can address them.
In keeping with the same spirit of fellowship and earnest dialogue, participants of the workshop signed a statement of commitment to continue exploring and pursuing the important issues of science-and-faith, and to emphasize the value of the workshop in fostering this ongoing exploration.
In their own words:
"Many voices in our current culture assert that there are irreconcilable conflicts between science and faith in Christ. We, the undersigned Christian pastors, theologians, scientists, and other scholars, respectfully disagree. We have learned much from each other during these days of communal prayer, presentation, discussion, and worship, but we also recognize that we have much more to learn and many others from whom to learn. We affirm that the truths of Scripture and the truths of nature both have their origins in God, and that further exploration of all these truths can enrich our joyful and worshipful appreciation of the Creator's love, goodness, and grace. We commit to exploring these important issues further."
The full statement includes the names, affiliations, and endorsements of the workshop participants. We hope that this list, a collection of important voices in both science and religion, will encourage others to likewise commit to the further exploration of the compatibility of both science and Scripture.