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What I Wish My Pastor Knew About… The Life of a Scientist, Part 1

What I Wish My Pastor Knew About… The Life of a Scientist

Andy Crouch examines the life of a scientist based on his experience of walking alongside his wife Catherine, an experimental physicist. That relationship has shown him that a life in science is a journey “into a set of virtues,” of cultivating a specific character suited to the particular demands of research and investigation. Crouch's hope is to persuade pastors and others in the church to prayerfully support the scientific endeavor as a reflection of God’s image in humankind as well as offers some suggestions for ministering to their needs.
What I Wish My Pastor Knew About… The Life of a Scientist, Part 1

What I Wish My Pastor Knew About… The Life of a Scientist, Part 1

...there are inevitable limits to what any pastor can do to constructively integrate the knowledge content of science — so vast and rapidly expanding that even scientists cannot pretend to be expert in anything but a tiny portion — with the content of Christian faith. But there is another way to approach faith and science which I believe might well be more within reach of most pastors, and more essential to their job description than being deeply literate in the latest scientific discoveries and theories...
April 29, 2013 
Andy Crouch 
Science as Christian Calling 
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What I Wish My Pastor Knew About… The Life of a Scientist, Part 2

What I Wish My Pastor Knew About… The Life of a Scientist, Part 2

Let’s see — a community of people that work side by side, motivated by delight and wonder, characterized by intellectual humility and a willingness to admit they have been wrong and change direction, who together help one another bear the frustrations of work in a fallen world . . . does this sound like something the church ought to celebrate?
April 30, 2013 
Andy Crouch 
Science as Christian Calling 
 
What I Wish My Pastor Knew About… The Life of a Scientist, Part 3

What I Wish My Pastor Knew About… The Life of a Scientist, Part 3

The practice of science, and the practices of the world of technology that emerge from science, is one of the determinative features of our world, for better and for worse. Those practices in some ways give life to the deepest hopes we could have for human flourishing in the Christian tradition.
May 01, 2013 
Andy Crouch 
Science as Christian Calling