WATCH: Common Ground on Science and Faith: A Theologian and a Scientist in Dialogue

Several weeks ago, at a public event with over 400 attendees, we posed the question, Do science and Christian faith have something to offer to each other, and to the world around us, or are these pursuits locked in separate worlds, achieving an uneasy truce at best? At La Grave Christian Reformed Church in downtown Grand Rapids, a leading scientist and a leading theologian answered that question in a profound, deeply engaging way.

With presentations by Cornell geneticist Praveen Sethupathy and influential theologian Rich Mouw, the discussion showed that “harmony” between science and faith is not simply the absence of conflict, but the presence of a rich resonance that fuels curiosity, learning, and worship. Their presentations centered around the experience of delight—both the delight of the Creator in forming all his creatures, and the echoing delight of the scientist in exploring those creations through the tools of modern science.

We hope you’ll take a few minutes to watch this video and share it with others. This was a truly special event, and one of the most powerful that we’ve had the privilege of organizing here at BioLogos. We hope you find yourself as moved, informed, and inspired as those of us in the room were!

Before You Read ...

Dear reader,

A new poll shows that for young adults in particular, belief in God is plummeting. From research, we know a primary driver behind a loss of faith among young people is the church’s rejection of science. To put it bluntly: Young people aren’t leaving the faith because of science, they’re leaving because they’ve been told to choose between science and God. That’s why BioLogos exists—to show that science and faith can work hand-in-hand. And although the challenge is clearly daunting, our work is having an impact!

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