Same Universe, Different Lenses: Science, Ethics, and Religion in Dialogue
This is a transcript of an interview given by Dr. Jennifer Wiseman at The Faith Angle Forum Conference on Religion, Politics, & Public Life on November 5, 2013.
Can science provide substantive insight into the question of God’s existence? Isaac's paper examines three schools of thought regarding the possibility of detecting God’s existence through science: Evolutionism, Creationism, and Intelligent Design.
Falk's paper asks evangelical Christians to explore whether they are propping up a bubble that they, not God, have created, thereby isolating themselves from the world of academics. The essay describes five layers that may play a role in unnecessarily blocking entry, or reentry, of agnostic scientists into the realm of evangelicalism.
Mark Noll, historian and author of The Scandal of the Evangelical Mind, enumerates 15 attitudes, assumptions, and convictions he considers to be most influential in inciting anti-intellectual sentiment among evangelical Christians.
NASA astronomer Jennifer Wiseman asserts that studying creation can show us the nature of God; science can inform us of what we need to do as stewards of God’s creation; understanding the natural world gives us a deeper knowledge of Jesus Christ; and science can give us a better understanding of ourselves. This essay was presented at the November 2009 Theology of Celebration Workshop.
Walton presents and defends twenty propositions supporting a literary and theological understanding of Genesis 1.
In this book, G.R. Davidson offers a simple three-step approach for examining scripture and science any time the two appear to clash. -Amazon
Sparks argues that the insights from historical and biblical criticism can indeed be valuable to evangelicals.
Is science fact and religion just opinion? Is there the mind of a Creator behind the universe? Can a scientist pray? This book provides a clear, lively and frank set of answers to these fundamental issues. - Amazon
Using the insights of modern physics, Barr reveals that modern scientific discoveries and religious faith are deeply consonant.
Enns offers an evangelical affirmation of biblical authority that considers questions raised by the nature of the Old Testament text.