Leading a church already had its own set of challenges. Add 18 months of pandemic, social upheaval, and political unrest, and it is indeed overwhelming. Part of what makes it so difficult is that both pastors and their congregations are overwhelmed and worn out. The data on depression and mental health bear this out. Our collective mental health is not good.
The emotion of awe can be a bridge between science and faith. Just as worship can bring us to our knees, so can our experience of the natural world that science reveals to us. In recent years, awe has become a subject of scientific study and psychologists are beginning to understand the impact it has on us.
This 30-minute listen is a great introduction to us and our work.
The Ciencia, Fe y Esperanza (i.e., Science, Faith, and Hope) project addresses the disconnection between faith and science in the Latinx community with the intent of creating a safe space for dialogue, providing education, and encouraging young people to see STEM careers as vocational callings.
This collection of essays from BioLogos offers insight into what it might mean for God to act in a world that is seemingly governed by natural laws. The five essays come from a breadth of theological and disciplinary perspectives.