Beating Boredom: Science and Faith Resources to Reduce Isolation
Here are some of our greatest hits, and other suggestions, to help you overcome the isolation and boredom while stuck at home.
Before You Read
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As self-quarantine and social distancing continue to make recluses of us all, it’s more necessary than ever to break down isolation, stimulate our minds (and hearts!), and find diversions other than binging Tiger King or recording your cat’s inner-monologue on artificial intelligence.
Here are some of our greatest hits, and other suggestions, to help meet the moment. At best, we hope these resources educate, entertain, and inspire hope. At worst, may they be the distractions needed to help you through another day or week (or longer).
Is the relationship between science and Christianity one of ongoing, inevitable conflict? Historian Ted Davis addresses. Also, Dennis Venema helps you brush up on your understanding of evolution.
Watching & Listening
Three really good interviews with scientists on the pandemic, rounded out well with an inspiring Christian perspective. The Reverend Leonard J. Vander Zee's "Big Story" is required viewing for anyone trying to reconcile their faith with what science has taught us of God's world.
Isolation and boredom can be real consequences of the coronavirus, but they don't have to be. Find community and engagement by joining the forum, or participating in some of these activities.
In this free activity from BioLogos INTEGRATE, the challenge is to interview five people about three questions that interest them in order to discover how a person’s expertise, experience, convictions, and values shape thinking when it comes to science and faith questions.
About the author
Bill McKibben | No License to Give Up