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Fearfully and Wonderfully Made

The intricate beauty and complexity of the natural world have long captivated human imagination and inspired scientific inquiry. For many Christians, exploring the wonders of creation through science deepens their faith and appreciation for God’s handiwork.

A Midsummer Reading List

To provide a fresh voice—and thus a fresh summer reading list—we’ve asked C.W. Howell to describe his recommended reading for the summer. Chris (as he goes by in person!) is a writer, who holds a PhD in religion from Duke University. He has taught at Duke and Elon Universities and is the academic director at the C.S. Lewis Foundation. His upcoming first book is a history of the intelligent design movement, to be published by NYU Press. He writes regularly on religion, science, and technology—as well as science fiction, pop culture, and C.S. Lewis—on his website.

Pondering God’s Presence Inside and Outside

Though Augustine does affirm philosophy and the value of natural knowledge, in the opening quotation, he derided those that sought a knowledge of nature but not of the self. This challenge led me to wonder if we, who take in the insights of science and faith, who read the books of nature and Scripture, can have both? Can we put together our searching the cosmos and the soul?

For Our Grandkids

For Our Grandkids

Helping the next generation see faith and science as a both/and instead of an either/or is one of the primary motivations for Science for the Church. One way to pursue this goal is to ensure that the church identifies science as a legitimate Christian calling.

Q&A with Scientist Rick Lindroth: Part 2

Q&A with Scientist Rick Lindroth: Part 2

The Bible portrays God as loving not only people, but the full entirety of his creation. As Christians, we are called to both love God and love what he loves. One cannot truly love something without cherishing and caring for it.

Q&A with Scientist Rick Lindroth: Part 1

Q&A with Scientist Rick Lindroth: Part 1

“What may surprise readers is that I am also a better Christian for being a scientist. My scientific perspectives lend humility, curiosity, and appreciation for mystery, all of which enrich my faith experience.”

Not That Simple

Not That Simple

Reality is nearly always more complicated and often more interesting than these simple dichotomies, in part because science is rarely pure in its pursuit of facts. What are some examples?…

Some Science Behind C. S. Lewis’s Famous Argument

Some Science Behind C. S. Lewis’s Famous Argument

What is especially amazing is that Lewis’s and Pascal’s observations are backed up not only by a long history of scientists and philosophers, but also by the Cognitive Science of Religion (CSR), “which investigates how human cognitive systems inform and constrain religious thought, experience, and expression.”

A Summer Place to Go, Book Recommendations Part 1

A Summer Place to Go, Book Recommendations Part 1

Each week, we share a few links that we believe will help you better understand a particular theme and engage with it in your ministry. Normally, we direct you to short-form material. We know most of you have too many places to go to dedicate more than 5, maybe 10 minutes on a link. But we hope that the arrival of summer means some time for books, longer videos, or full length podcasts.

Some Science Behind Sin

Some Science Behind Sin

science informs our prayers of confession. Whether it is our selfish nature that compels us to prioritize ourselves and our families, or the study of various neuroses, or understanding how our emotions get the best of us, science has a lot to say about sin.

Taking Science Out of the Service of Racism

Taking Science Out of the Service of Racism

Over the past three years, I thought I was researching science and religion in America. I thought the outcome would be uncovering new insights and then write an academic book to contribute the body of knowledge. Along the way, I found a history of racism expressed, intensified, and even weaponized, through science.

Youth Ministry Part 4: Science-Informed Theologians

Youth Ministry Part 4: Science-Informed Theologians

All Christians, including high school students, are capable of being and becoming science-informed theologians through reflecting on their experiences with God in their own lives and engaging in conversation with scripture, reason, and the people and traditions within their faith communities.

The Urgency of Science and Race

The Urgency of Science and Race

One of my convictions, learned over decades of working in this niche, is that both Christian faith and modern science have much to contribute to most pressing issues of our day, including race.

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