St. Augustine famously defined a sacrament as “an outward and visible sign of inward and invisible grace.” This definition could be applied to much more than baptism and communion—perhaps even to tulips and sea slugs.
Race continues to be an issue for American culture and the church. This 3-minute video, developed for use in religous settings, introduces some of the relevant science and can complement the work we are doing in the church to increase understanding about race and racism.
In this 8-minute video, Catholic biologist Dan Kuebler makes a case for purpose in biology. He describes how chance and order work in the process of convergence which for him suggests a fundamental purpose in nature.
This article from Scientific American traces the remarkable progress scientists have made in understanding the complex origins of Homo sapiens as well as outlining the mysteries that remain.
In 2014, University of Wisconsin zoologist Jeff Hardin spoke on faith and science at the Faith Angle Forum. This interview is rich with insights and understanding.
When you learned about evolution, you probably were taught about random genetic variation in populations, inheritance of traits and about the role of natural selection in bringing about the “survival of the fittest.” This is often referred to as the Modern Synthesis of evolutionary theory. Some scientists think these principles are insufficient to explain the full breadth of evolution…