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If you’ve always considered science to be incompatible with faith, I would encourage you to take some time to explore the lectures on our God, Science & Truth site.

A little back story….

Back in January, I was having coffee with parishioner Dr. Josh Mugford. Josh is working on his post-doc at UNC-Chapel Hill. I asked him how the Church assists him as a Christian who works as a scientist. He replied, rather bluntly, “I don’t think it does.” His point was well taken and I think he’s right. The Church often is afraid to venture into the waters of science, rationalism, and even natural theology (a realm the Church should be very articulate in).

Through our conversations and prayer we started talking about getting other Christian scientists in our congregation together to talk about what has become the elephant in the church. The God, Science & Truth seminar was born. If you have any questions, let me know.

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Christians need to be aware of the findings of Genetics and their implications for advancements in medicine, considerations on human life, and the potential for the evils of eugenics.

Here parishioner and friend Dr. Josh Mugford gives a talk at our God, Science & Truth Seminar on Genetics and Christianity. I strongly urge you to take some time hear what Josh has to say.

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From the July 20th entry over on Biologos.

The Bible ends where it begins, at creation. The goal of redemption all along has been to get us back to the Garden, back to the original plan of the created order. To be redeemed means to take part in the creative work of God. The hints are there in the Old Testament, and the final reality of it is ultimately accomplished through the resurrection of the Son of God.

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Over the years, I have thoroughly enjoyed the writing of Marilynn Robinson. Her books Housekeeping, Gilead, and Home are incredible in the way they draw you into the human experience and its intrinsic search for meaning.

She’s written a new book entitled Absence of Mind: The Dispelling of Inwardness from the Modern Myth of the Self. It looks like a fascinating read. Here’s what ++Rowan had to say about it:

She makes the case with exceptional elegance and authority – the authority not only of one of the unmistakably great novelists of the age but of a clear and logical mind that is wholly intolerant of intellectual cliché. She does not set herself to charm the reader, and this book has a greater density (and sophistication) of argument than many three times its length; but it is one of the most significant contributions yet to the current quarrels about faith, science and rationality. At once luminous and relentless, it challenges the ease with which we have got used to the systematic alibis in modern thought that lift the burden of the self and its history at the price of killing the human.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/books/bookreviews/7771422/Absence-of-Mind-The-Dispelling-of-Inwardness-from-the-Modern-Myth-of-the-Self-by-Marilynne-Robinson-review.html

Add to Amazon Cart…check!

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