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Two-Book Preacher: An Interview with John Van Sloten

Following John Calvin, I wear the Bible like a pair of glasses, so I can see God in the world and find God’s revelation and wisdom embedded there.

Love, Improvisation, and Neuroscience

I started with oxytocin, improvisation, and human bonding, and through this connection, I’m honestly enthralled by how science helps us grasp how God created this universe so that we can form deep relationships with others. And this even leads to Christian practice.

Inspiration from a Man of Science

I’m inspired that a 99-year-old vet and church leader drove to Raleigh to attend the BioLogos conference and our workshop and that he is going on the road to proclaim the harmony of faith and science to a neighboring church.

“I Was Made to Do This.”

“I Was Made to Do This.”

“All vocations are intended by God to manifest His love in the world.”… The purpose to our vocations, to how we use our God-given abilities and passions, is love. So when we talk about science as a Christian vocation, we are talking about how Christians in the sciences labor in order to help others experience God’s love.

Helping Your Church Make Green Choices

Helping Your Church Make Green Choices

As a person of faith, I know that small actions (mustard seeds) can add up to mountains. No one person, church, corporation, action, or green choice is sufficient to reduce the effects of climate change, but we can make a difference by acting together.

“But I Still Love Technology…” (An Easter Meditation)

“But I Still Love Technology…” (An Easter Meditation)

The church has not yet fully grappled with the potential for technology to change human nature, and I believe we need to. Mercer and Trothen agree and notch up the urgency, claiming that “the religions of the world will come to an end, or thrive, depending on how they respond to the topic.”

Easter: An Epistemological Rearrangement of Hope

Easter: An Epistemological Rearrangement of Hope

Hope is like magic, in that it rearranges our epistemological perception of what is real and what is possible. It makes the impossible appear possible. But Dr. Nagib posits that hope is more than magic. Hope is the inner voice that whispers (or shouts) that anything is possible, even in the face of a seemingly hopeless situation.

Considering Culture

Considering Culture

Our brains develop and continually change immersed in specific cultures and, as a result, culture literally embeds in our neuroanatomy. We acquire motor and social skills from our culture that impact how we move and think and function.

This is why the nature vs. nurture distinction is problematic: through culture, nurture becomes part of our nature.

Mutual Curiosity: An Interview with Pastor Brent Roam

Mutual Curiosity: An Interview with Pastor Brent Roam

I’m definitely always curious about what scientists are thinking and what they’re doing. I want to learn from them and grow by listening. As a result, scientists seem to be interested in what I’m doing as a pastor, like teaching theological ideas—that’s just my normal thing. But it’s interesting because there’s a mutual curiosity there.

Jesus and Love: The Bible and Science Tell Us So

Jesus and Love: The Bible and Science Tell Us So

Love is, however, the language of God, even God’s very own essence. It should be the language (and work) of the church. This week I want to consider the intersection of human evolution, the Bible, and love to see what the Book of Nature has to offer the church.

In Our DNA: J. Wentzel van Huyssteen

In Our DNA: J. Wentzel van Huyssteen

On February 18, 2022, my beloved mentor Dr. J. Wentzel van Huyssteen joined the Church Triumphant.  With Christ as our cornerstone, Science for the Church is also perched on the shoulders of giants like Wentzel.

Meditating on the Two Books

Meditating on the Two Books

Meditating on God’s two books, the Bible and God’s creation, is one key practice for creating a scientifically engaged spirituality. As Psalm 19 proclaims, God is revealed both in Scripture and in creation.

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