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The Competencies and Limitations of Science

Science provides humans with a powerful way of understanding creation and harnessing it for the common good.

 

Series: Saturday Science Links (29 entries)

The biggest science stories of the week are reviewed.

 

The Wonder of Creation

Being involved in science is a natural outflow of our own human natures and God-given intellect, and Christians in the sciences can be a witness to the world around them.

 

Wonders of the Cell

Rather than the image of God as engineer or software designer, I prefer the image of God as slow and steady artist, weaving a tapestry of great beauty in all creatures great and small.

 

BioLogos in the leading journal Nature

"In fostering such dialogue between theologians and scientists who are Christians, BioLogos is forging a middle ground between presentations of science that are antagonistic towards faith and faith that will not accommodate science." -Joshua Swamidass

 

Creation and Evolution “Research Programs” (And Why It’s So Hard to Change Perspectives)

The idea of “research programs” helps explain why it’s so hard for people of different origins perspectives to understand each other, and even harder to change positions.

 

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.

 

An Unexpected Adventure: Roger Wiens on Faith, Science, and Mars

Being a scientist in the Christian community, now that’s a little difficult at times. Many Christians have stubbornly resisted understanding the vastness of God’s creation in time and space.

 

Chance or Necessity in the Origin of Life?

I think the deepest question is "chance vs. necessity" in the origin of life. Not so much whether life was bound to occur...but more the question, "given that life started, was it destined to look the way we find it?"

 

Living Water: How a Remarkable Chemical Shaped the Land and Life of Earth

From geology to biology to research into the origin of life itself, the power of water shows the faithfulness and creativity of our Creator.

 

If God created the universe, what created God?

Many arguments claiming to prove the existence of God have been proposed throughout the centuries. A popular argument is that, since all effects come from causes, there must have been a “first cause” that is outside the material world—an “uncaused cause”. The response to many of these arguments, however, is: “If God created the world, what created God?

 

I Have a Friend Who Believes Science Disproves Faith, Part 1

Is Christianity anti-science? Can Christians be good scientists? Is science the only source of true knowledge? Pastor Dave Gustavsen of Jacksonville Chapel addresses these issues.

 

Why should Christians consider evolutionary creation?

Evolution is a challenging subject to consider in light of biblical faith, so it is often easier to ignore or reject it than to engage in meaningful discussion about the topic. Yet considering evolutionary creation has important benefits for Christians both in our relationship with the Creator, and in our relationships with other people—both believers and non-believers.

 

How Science Led Me to A Deeper Faith

We as Christians cannot claim that the world belongs to God and at the same time distrust the systematic study of it.

 

Learning to Celebrate Creation Together

We need safe places in which to raise the complex issues of submitting wholeheartedly to the authority of God’s Word in the Scriptures while wrestling with the important findings and perspectives in the natural sciences.

 

Newton, Leibniz, and the Role of God in Planetary Orbits

In the early 1700s, Isaac Newton and Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz famously disagreed about whether God periodically "corrected" the orbits of the planets. Why their disagreement matters for today's debates about God and evolution.

 

Should Christians Trust Scientific Experts?

Because reliance upon experts cannot be eliminated, the central question for Christians today is not “should I believe scientific experts?” but “which scientific experts should I believe?”

 

What Does it Mean to be “Pro-Science”? (and Why it Matters for Space Exploration)

Evangelicals are skeptical of space exploration—but can pastors change this from the pulpit?

 

The Aroma of the Knowledge of God: How the Sense of Smell Inspires Worship and Awe

I’ve always thought of the sense of smell as a more intimate sense than most other senses. For in smelling, the thing that we smell becomes almost a part of us.

 

From the Archives: Science and the Bible: Theistic Evolution, Part 1

From 2012: The dictionaries I checked don’t define the term, “theistic evolution,” so I offer my own definition: the belief that God used the process of evolution to create living things, including humans.

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