Category Archives: Science and Faith

Is Curiosity a Shared Value?

The first shared value Elaine Ecklund discusses in in her new book Why Science and Faith Need Each Other: Eight Shared Values that Move Us Beyond Fear is curiosity. Scientists, by their nature, are curious about how things fit together, … Continue reading

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Moving Past Origins

What virtues are most valued in your church community? What is the significance of human uniqueness? Elaine Ecklund in her new book Why Science and Faith Need Each Other: Eight Shared Values that Move Us Beyond Fear suggests that scientific … Continue reading

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Why Science and Faith Need Each Other

I received a new book recently – Why Science and Faith Need Each Other: Eight Shared Values that Move Us Beyond Fear by Elaine Howard Ecklund.  Elaine Ecklund is a sociologist – a professor at Rice University and the director … Continue reading

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With Science and With Prayer

Francis Collins was interviewed on the Focus on the Family Broadcast last Thursday.  The whole is worth listening to, and the prayer near the end especially (25:20 in the video). If you wish to contact me directly you may do … Continue reading

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His Grace is Sufficient

As we all know by now, the current move to “social distancing” is designed to “flatten the curve.” While the problems will last longer, the human toll should be smaller. The number of critical cases will remain closer to the … Continue reading

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From Revelation Backwards

Daniel Harrell wraps up his book, Nature’s Witness: How Evolution Can Inspire Faith, with a reflection and a perspective that I don’t think we consider seriously enough. Christians have always believed all truth to be God’s truth, implying that science … Continue reading

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The Path of Evolution

The next few chapters of Daniel Harrell’s book, Nature’s Witness: How Evolution Can Inspire Faith, looks at the theological questions raised by the possibility of evolutionary creation. Providence. He considers the question of providence and introduces some categories. There is … Continue reading

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Nature’s Witness

One of my all-time favorite books exploring the relationship between science and Christian faith was written by a pastor… a pastor in a university community, committed to taking science and faith seriously. Nature’s Witness: How Evolution Can Inspire Faith is … Continue reading

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It All Adds Up – The Earth is Old

Sometimes it is hard to know what to believe. After all, we can’t all be experts in everything, or very many things. Discussions surrounding science and Christian faith often involve a decision about who to trust and listen to. It … Continue reading

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Why Doubts? What to Do?

Why do people doubt science? (Above is the view I am enjoying this week – hard at work at a conference.) People find many reasons to question authorities – scientists, pastors, priests, presidents. The issues are often similar, but not … Continue reading

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