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How Islam Engages Science: An interview with Nidhal Guessoum

At Science for the Church, our focus is on the relationship between science and Christian faith. We also engage with other perspectives, including...

Science in Support of Children’s Ministry: (more) Q&A with Erin Smith

How do churches create circumstances where children experience social support? How do churches help children create relationships that allow them to experience the love of Christ? Developmental psychologist Erin Smith helps us dig into these questions.

Psychology for the Church: Q&A with Erin Smith

I worked with a professor who had a research program probing religious cognition. They were asking fascinating questions around how we know and how we come to decide what is real. The implications in their research for both religion and science were really important.

Psychology for the Church: Q&A with Erin Smith

Psychology for the Church: Q&A with Erin Smith

I worked with a professor who had a research program probing religious cognition. They were asking fascinating questions around how we know and how we come to decide what is real. The implications in their research for both religion and science were really important.

Engaging Science with Marginalized Communities of Faith

Engaging Science with Marginalized Communities of Faith

We know that science engagement ranks low for marginalized communities of faith. However, we remain committed to helping all churches embrace science as a means for spiritual growth. As a result, SftC is committed to finding ways to foster science equity for BIPOC, engaging and leveraging diverse voices, and strengthening relationships with marginalized communities of faith.

Science Says: Take a Chill Pill

Science Says: Take a Chill Pill

Vacations are good medicine. Science proves it, as we’re about to show you. So be sure to take that vacation before the summer ends. And even during the busy school year, be sure to find some Sabbath time each and every week.

On Debates, Differences, and Dismissals

On Debates, Differences, and Dismissals

Unlike my reaction to the previous debate, I was pleasantly surprised by Dawkins v. Collins. There was mutual respect. Dawkins expressed his gratitude for all Collins did to care for their mutual friend, Christopher Hitchens. He also deferred to Collins’s expertise and leadership around Covid-19. It was clear they generally share the same understanding of evolution and science. They also share a common pursuit of truth, especially around the biggest question, Is there a God?.

Time and Eternity: In Appreciation of Robert John Russell, Bridge Builder

Time and Eternity: In Appreciation of Robert John Russell, Bridge Builder

That same passion to integrate science and faith was kindled in me during a course I took with Bob over twenty-five years ago during the first semester of my Ph.D. program… Bob captured my attention and provided me new intellectual panoramas with his description of special relativity’s time dilation and what it meant for Christian faith. I’d never heard anything like that before.