Ruth Bancewicz

Ruth Bancewicz is a Senior Research Associate at The Faraday Institute for Science and Religion, Cambridge (UK), where she currently works on positive expressions of the science-faith dialogue. Ruth studied genetics at Aberdeen University, and completed a PhD at Edinburgh University. She then spent two years as a part-time postdoctoral researcher at the Wellcome Trust Centre for Cell Biology, Edinburgh University, while also working as the Development Officer for Christians in Science. She moved to the Faraday Institute in 2006 to develop resources on Science and Christianity – a project that generated the Test of FAITH materials, the first of which were published in 2009. Ruth blogs at Science and Belief, and her latest book, God in the Lab: How Science Enhances Faith will be published by Monarch in January 2015.

  • Book Review: Let There Be Science

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    Book Review: Let There Be Science | Ruth Bancewicz

    McLeish and Hutchings hope to make a convincing case that Christianity might be the essential ingredient science needs in order to be successful. Read More >

    Basics
  • How Scientists Help Us Worship God

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    How Scientists Help Us Worship God | Ruth Bancewicz

    Research scientists appreciate the grandeur of the universe in their own particular way. This sense of awe is a perfect starting point for discussions of science and theology. Read More >

    Basics
  • Good Friday, for All of Creation

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    Good Friday, for All of Creation | Ruth Bancewicz

    The beauty in the events of Good Friday is that Jesus died to redeem not just the people who choose to follow him, but also the non-human parts of creation. Read More >

  • How We Are Made: Embryos, Biology and Belief

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    How We Are Made: Embryos, Biology and Belief | Ruth Bancewicz

    How does a single fertilized cell become an infant? What does that process say about us—and God? Read More >

    Going Deeper
  • Biochemistry: Randomness and God

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    Biochemistry: Randomness and God | Ruth Bancewicz

    Can random processes generate meaningful mechanisms? Read More >

    Going Deeper
  • Science and Christianity: A Positive International Dialogue, Part 1

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    Science and Christianity: A Positive International Dialogue, Part 1 | Ruth Bancewicz

        There is often a worry that working in or studying science is a threat to faith, but stories of scientists who are Christians in the top ranks of academia show that ... Read More >

    Going Deeper PART 1 of 2
  • Beauty, Science and Theology, Part 3

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    Beauty, Science and Theology, Part 3 | Ruth Bancewicz

    As theologians study God they must find the balance between spending time in search for deep truths and time on one's knees reveling in the presence of God through their studies. Read More >

    Going Deeper PART 3 of 3
  • Beauty, Science and Theology, Part 2

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    Beauty, Science and Theology, Part 2 | Ruth Bancewicz

    It is of course possible to appreciate the beauty of creation intuitively, but there is great pleasure to be had in training the senses to a higher degree of observation.   ... Read More >

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  • Beauty, Science and Theology, Part 1

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    Beauty, Science and Theology, Part 1 | Ruth Bancewicz

    It appears to be a universal experience for scientists to find beauty in their experimental systems. For a Christian, this encounter with beauty draws them nearer to God.   Read More >

    Going Deeper PART 1 of 3