Category Archives: Resources for Discussion

Talking Science as Christians

How to talk about science and faith … or perhaps, and more important, how not to talk about science and faith. Here are some thoughts from 50+ years as a Christian involved in a range of churches, and from 30+ … Continue reading

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Not So Sure About Scientists

Although religious people including evangelical protestants like science, they are not so sure about about scientists. The next chapter in the new book by Elaine Howard Ecklund and Christopher P. Scheitle, Religion vs. Science: What Religious People Really Think, explores … Continue reading

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Religious People Like Science

Religious people do not like science – or so many people, especially in the University, seem to think. The new book by Elaine Howard Ecklund and Christopher P. Scheitle, Religion vs. Science: What Religious People Really Think, explores the myth … Continue reading

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What Religious People Really Think

Are all scientists sharks out to eat religious people for lunch? Do many religious people really believe this? Are religious Americans scientifically ignorant, uninterested or or hostile toward science? Several years ago I read and posted on a fascinating book … Continue reading

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Connecting Jesus, Beginnings, and Science

How can we start productive conversations on science and Christian faith? Are there any good study guides for small groups or college fellowships? Can we open the conversation without advocating for a particular approach? I recently received a copy of … Continue reading

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Our Best Argument

The final chapter of Tim Keller’s new book Making Sense of God: An Invitation to the Skeptical turns to what Keller finds is the best argument for Christian faith. Bottom line: it is Jesus. He starts the chapter acknowledging that … Continue reading

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A Season of Hope

Advent, followed by Christmas is a season of anticipation and hope. Israel’s hope for the coming Messiah culminates in the birth of Jesus, the Messiah or Christ. It is fitting in this season to consider the importance of hope in … Continue reading

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