“I often get the question: What’s the relationship between ministry and engineering? Well first, curiosity. And there’s always a people element. We have to communicate in both fields—oral and written. Communicating respect and dignity to other human beings is a leadership principle that transcends race or socio-economic status. It transcends the field of engineering. Those principles should be universal.”
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…
BioLogos has collected an excellent series of interviews with scientists who love God, follow Jesus, and serve the church.
After decades of analyzing the religious perspectives of scientists and the views religous people have about science, Elaine Howard Ecklund has now written a book for the church. In it, she offers eight shared values that can help advance the conversaton about science in our churches.
On the Called to Science website, scientists share their stories of what it means to follow Jesus faithfully in the field, in industry, and in academia.
Not only are these STEM professionals in our churches, but their knowledge and skills—the way they poke at things—should matter to the church. They should not have to hide.
In preparation for this newsletter, I emailed a good friend who’s a biologist. I posed a fairly simple question, expecting a succinct response. Instead, he poured out his heart in a long email, which started with this: “How was I treated in the church as a scientist? Man, that’s a trigger question for me…”
Calvin Seminary created an opportunity for Christians in various scientific disciplines to write essays telling their churches about their scientific work.
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.
“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.”