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…”
Here’s a review from Nature about where the science stands on facemasks.
Our own Greg Cootsona engages science in this sermon based on Genesis 1:26-31 and Romans 1:19-20. When we confess that God has created this world very good, we as Christians appreciate God’s creation and its beauty—and thus the insights of scientists in our midst.
This week, Rob Barrett from The Colossian Forum shares his thoughts on faith and science and how churches can lean into and benefit from engaging difficult, potentially polarizing issues.
This is the complete interview with Rob Barrett from The Colossian Forum. He shares his thoughts on faith and science and how churches can lean into and benefit from engaging difficult, potentially polarizing issues.
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.