…their church regularly blesses teachers, missionaries, and a few other professions, recognizing and supporting how they bless the church. “But how do you do that for science professionals?” he asked. The church gladly receives what science professionals bring to church, but how do we offer a blessing in return?
What is needed for the Standard Model to work is trust between church leaders and scientists and then between them as a group and the wider congregation. Building trust is hard in this day and age, but begin by sharing your love for Christ and for your church.
When Greg’s recent sermons weave in some science, we want to share them with you as examples of how preaching with science can work.
“All vocations are intended by God to manifest His love in the world.”… The purpose to our vocations, to how we use our God-given abilities and passions, is love. So when we talk about science as a Christian vocation, we are talking about how Christians in the sciences labor in order to help others experience God’s love.
“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.”