In this video Conversation, Os Guinness discusses the need for bridging the gap between science and faith for a group that he calls the “missing middle”. Guinness notes that this “missing middle” group needs intelligible, thoughtful, and practical ways to integrate their understanding of science and Christian faith.
Guinness notes that Christians should relate their faith to all sorts of issues, including science, and should have no fear of doing so. Guinness quotes George Whitfield, who said, “[I’m] never better than when I’m on the full stretch for God.” In the same way, Christians should feel confident when they find themselves "on the full stretch" in reconciling their understanding of science-and-faith issues, even if doing so appears at first to pose a threat their faith.
Instead of being fearful of how to reconcile two seemingly disparate worldviews, believers must be confident in truths—scientific or otherwise—because all truth is God’s truth.
Commentary written by the BioLogos editorial team.
Os Guinness is an author, social critic, and founder of the Trinity Forum. He has been a guest scholar at the Woodrow Wilson Center for International Studies and a guest scholar and visiting fellow at the Brookings Institution. He is a frequent speaker at political and business conferences around the world and has written or edited more than 25 books.