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We are cultivating a stronger church through meaningful dialogue with mainstream science.

Time for a more productive conversation

God’s creation is amazing—it beckons us to explore and discover. But the last century has seen an unhelpful pattern of the church disengaging from science. Science for the Church equips Christian leaders and scientists of faith with content, resources, networks, and events in pursuit of a day when science is no longer a barrier to faith, but instead augments the work of the church.

Becoming Like Trees

Becoming Like Trees

Recent scientific discoveries about trees fascinate me because of what I learn about the intricate interdependence of ecosystems. But unlike so much of modern life, trees also populated the world of the Bible, and they populate the pages of Scripture. Learning about trees has helped me understand my backyard. It also has helped me to understand how to remain nourished and connected to God.

Hope and Optimism

Hope and Optimism

Hope and optimism are often lumped together (as we have done here), but they are not precise synonyms. In church, most of our attention is on hope, a central aspect of the Gospel message. For scientists, the attention is reversed as optimism is an easier concept to define and study experimentally. So what are scientists discovering?

In Praise of John Polkinghorne

In Praise of John Polkinghorne

The Rev. Dr. John Polkinghorne will undoubtedly remain a preeminent voice in faith and science. He died March 9th at age 90. I met John Polkinghorne only once, at a small science and religion conference. I interrupted his breakfast for our notably awkward encounter…

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Will Rose, Parish Pastor at
Holy Trinity Lutheran Church

“A science engaged theology is vital for the vibrancy of the Church. Science for the Church seeks to curate a space where relationships and resources can help this vibrancy become a reality.”

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