Science Drove Me Away From Faith (And Helped Bring Me Back)
As I investigate my newfound faith alongside my scientific knowledge, the Lord continues to reveal to me that scientific findings and the use of the scientific method are very good, just as his Word is also good.
Series: Reading God’s Two Books: Early American Perspectives (6 entries)
American thinking about religion and science before the Civil War was substantially informed by the powerful “concordist” metaphor of God as the “author” of two “books,” nature and Scripture, which ultimately must agree.
A “Church Kid” Learns to Integrate Theology and Biology
Everything changed for me when I learned to acknowledge that I was made in the image of Jesus, who was theology and biology integrated.
NPR, Unicorns, and the Great American Cultural Divide
A recent NPR radio segment wins the prize for the most counter-productive example of science/faith journalism in recent memory.
Gene Editing in Human Embryos
Better Science for Clergy? PBS Discusses Science in Seminaries
Recently, the PBS show "Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly" featured a new program to help seminary students better understand science.
Galaxies, Genes, and the Glory of God
If you have ever struggled to communicate with friend or family member about evolutionary creationism, or simply how science and faith mutually enrich each other, this lecture is an amazing reference.
Did Newton’s God Vanish with the “Gaps” in His Science?
In none of these cases was Newton inserting God into a “gap” into our knowledge that science would someday fill. Rather, his prior belief in God helped him arrive at attitudes and ideas that have unquestionably advanced our understanding of nature.
How Science Shook My Faith
Sometimes when I am studying evolution, I take a step back and worship my Lord because I am so in awe.
R.C. Sproul on Science, Scripture, and the Age of the Universe
"I think we can learn from non-believing scientists who are studying natural revelation. They may get a better sense of the truth from their study of natural revelation than I get from ignoring natural revelation."
Francis Collins Interviewed in National Geographic, Social Media Reacts
Francis Collins, BioLogos founder and current director of the National Institutes of Health, was profiled in the latest issue of National Geographic magazine. The profile, titled “Man of Science—and Faith”, included a short interview with Collins about how his faith impacts his scientific work, and his belief in the harmony between science and Christian faith.
Atheism, Truth, and Certitude: Jeff Hardin Weighs In
We should strive to be fully integrated coherent human beings and, as Christians, perhaps more than any other people, we should be wanting that. I think that’s something that our faith insists of us.
If God created the universe, what created God?
Embracing Faith, Accepting Ambiguity
My journey has been gradual and halting, and I think that that is how it is for many people. It seems to me that it would be too cataclysmic to have all of our ideas shift at once. Our minds and hearts wouldn't be able to handle it.
Is There a War on Science? Reflecting on National Geographic's Cover Story
"The rhetoric of 'more scientific than thou' accomplishes almost nothing, reinforcing existing narratives rather than bringing more people into productive dialogue." Thankfully, magazines like National Geographic are beginning to realize this.
Is Science-Religion Conflict Always a Bad Thing? Some Augustinian Considerations
Historian Peter Harrison argues that harmony between faith and science is not as simple as it seems, and some versions of "harmony" can do damage to the Christian faith.
Discovering the Beauty of God’s Evolving Creation: My Story
A college student raised as a young-earth creationist shares his story of coming to understand and appreciate God's evolving creation.
The Power of Friendship in Origins Discussions
If we want people to accept that evangelical Christianity and evolution can co-exist, then it will only happen in the context of relationships.
Series: I Have a Friend Who Believes Science Disproves Faith (2 entries)
This two-part series is adapted from a sermon originally delivered at Jacksonville Chapel on January 18, 2015. The sermon series of which these posts are derived was, in turn, adapted from a similar series by pastor John Ortberg.