In this Youthworker article, Andy Root and Erik Leafblad summarize research about youth group engagement with science and offer youth leaders three suggestions for moving forward.
Science & Religion
Our own Greg Cootsona discusses the supposed conflict between science and religion in Princeton Theological Seminary’s Podcast, The Distillery.
Following the path first mapped by Scientists in Congregations in the US, over 50 UK churches and ministries were awarded grants to do creative ministry engaging science at the congregational level. Equipping Christian Leadership in an Age of Science (ECLAS) lists the recipients with brief project descriptions for each one. Many have their own website where you can dive deeper into the specific programs they have developed.
In his 1989 Gifford Lectures and subsequent book based on them, Ian Barbour explains his well-known, four-fold typology for religion and science – conflict, independence, dialogue, and integration. There is knowledge and insight in this definitive text that can benefit newcomer and expert alike.
Begun as a network of Christians working in various scientific fields, Christians in Science (CiS) is a membership-based organization of scientific professionals, clergy, theologians, students and others interested in faith and science. Two resources may be of particular use to churches…
Evolution is the primary example of the conflict thesis between religion and science. But The Clergy Letter Project has over 15,500 (as of August 2021) signatures of clergy on a statement that suggests “evolutionary theory [is] a core component of human knowledge, fully harmonious with religious faith.”