Better Science for the Clergy? PBS Discusses Science in Seminaries

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Entry written by the BioLogos Editorial Team

Pastors may be interested in science, but they often get little exposure to science in their training. Recently, the PBS program Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly featured a discussion of science training for religious leaders. The program focused on Science for Seminaries, a new project of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), which is supporting the efforts of several pilot seminaries to integrate better science exposure in the training of future pastors. On the show, several professors and students (including BioLogos Board member Jennifer Wiseman) discuss their thoughts on why science is important in the seminary environment.

Andrew Ginsberg, Executive Vice President and Chief Development Officer of InterVarsity Christian Fellowship

The work of BioLogos—seeing the harmony in science and faith—is essential to the truth and attractiveness of the gospel in two critical ways.  First, one needs both the specific and general revelation to relate to our Lord: why would we pit one of God’s revelations against another? A house divided against itself… Second, the science and faith conversation is one of the key ways the Church and the World are in discord.  We must learn to engage each other in the context of this false dichotomy, and in the context of a world that does not know how to engage lovingly through tension.  It is our witness.  This is our chance.  The gospel is at stake.

- Andrew Ginsberg, Executive Vice President and Chief Development Officer of InterVarsity Christian Fellowship
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