Better Science for the Clergy? PBS Discusses Science in Seminaries

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Entry written by the BioLogos Editorial Team

Pastors may be interested in science, but they often get little exposure to science in their training. Recently, the PBS program Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly featured a discussion of science training for religious leaders. The program focused on Science for Seminaries, a new project of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), which is supporting the efforts of several pilot seminaries to integrate better science exposure in the training of future pastors. On the show, several professors and students (including BioLogos Board member Jennifer Wiseman) discuss their thoughts on why science is important in the seminary environment.

John Ortberg, Pastor, Menlo Church

Jesus said that we are to love the Lord our God with all our mind. That means scientific investigation ought to be an act of worship. BioLogos is helping to recover an enormously important endeavor for the church in our day, and I am grateful to God that it exists and is bringing light to places that too often only get heat.

- John Ortberg, Pastor, Menlo Church