What’s the recipe for lasting change in discussing thorny topics in general, but especially those in faith and science—whether origins, climate change, or racism?
Can a leopard change its spots? (Jeremiah 13:23). Can people really shift their views, or do they ultimately snap back to where they started? This is the problem of persistence and change. We tend to go back to old patterns unless we keep working at change.
While faith and science debates—such as the Intelligent Design paradigm, an old vs. young Earth, or a literal Adam and Eve—seem peripheral to our political division, the experience of having those conversations offer us tools that translate to our current predicament.
Why should churches care about neuroscience? Well, here are some very practical, church-based examples from Columbia Theological Seminary.
We’re always curious to know what interests you, and one way to figure that out is by noting which newsletters receive the most views. These are your top choices for 2020, beginning with (in my opinion) the most provocative question of the year.
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.
Princeton Theological Seminary’s Institute for Youth Ministry produced a blog series on engaging science in the practice of youth ministry.
Do you have participants in your ministry that are struggling with prayer? Unanswered prayers often lead to doubt that, in a world so-well described by science, perhaps God is powerless to respond. Scientist turned theologian David Wilkinson takes on these challenges directly.
All too often, the scientific study of religion is used to explain away belief and to support criticism of religion in general. Justin Barrett, an experimental psychologist and former co-area director for Young Life, takes the opposite approach.
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