Our dream that science no longer be a barrier to faith will require the church to plant new ideas—and recapture some old ideas—in the minds of believers that suggest compatibility rather than conflict. In other words, knowledge and ideas are part of how we seek to strengthen the church through engagement with science.
Just how big is the science and religion tent? It turns out you can pitch it a lot wider than some might think. GOFRS are included but they aren’t the limit of our horizons.
Can our senses be trusted? “Scientists are working to understand the nature of subjective experience and whether or not expectation or motivation might actually result in different representations of sensory information in our brains.”
What intrigues me is the apparent tension between a focused mind and a wandering one… Who teaches their employees or their congregations to daydream in hopes of inspiration?
There are many ways to come to know things, and while the analytic, scientific perspective may be the preferred method for many in our Western, educated culture, it is certainly not the only way.