Sarah Lane Ritchie

A Michigander by birth, Sarah Lane Ritchie now calls Scotland 'home.' She is Research Fellow in Theology & Science at the University of St Andrews, having previously completed a PhD in Science and Religion at the University of Edinburgh. Sarah also holds a Master of Science degree from Edinburgh, a Master of Divinity from Princeton Theological Seminary, and a Bachelor's in Philosophy and Religion from Spring Arbor University. Her research interests are interdisciplinary, focusing on the intersection of cognitive science, philosophy of mind, neurobiology, naturalism, and theology.

  • What Exactly Is the “Natural World”? (And Why the Answer Matters)

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    What Exactly Is the “Natural World”? (And Why the Answer Matters) | Sarah Lane Ritchie

    Jim Stump's Science and Christianity is refreshingly nuanced in its discussions of what, exactly, it means to be natural in the first place. Read More >

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  • Challenging the Standard Models of Science and Faith

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    Challenging the Standard Models of Science and Faith | Sarah Lane Ritchie

    In Science and Christianity, Jim Stump demonstrates the insufficiencies of the standard models of relationship between science and religion. Read More >

    Going Deeper PART 1 of 2
  • Why We Can’t “Solve” The Problem of Divine Action

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    Why We Can’t “Solve” The Problem of Divine Action | Sarah Lane Ritchie

    The difficulty when discussing how God interacts with the world, is that there is a natural pull toward two different ideas that most Christians find problematic. Read More >

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  • Does the Success of Science Leave God Unemployed? (Part 1)

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    Does the Success of Science Leave God Unemployed? (Part 1) | Sarah Lane Ritchie

    Modern science has explained much of our world in terms of natural processes. What does this mean for divine action in the world? Read More >

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