How to Talk About Science and Faith

When we talk about our faith as Christians we need to do so from a position of humility and wisdom. This article from a blog I follow, Musings on Science and Theology, is useful in that regard. RMF

Musings on Science and Theology

Or perhaps, and more important, how not to talk about science and faith. Some thoughts from 50+ years as a Christian involved in a range of churches, and from 30+ years as an active scientist, 23 years as a professor.

1. Make Sure Your Facts are Straight.

Balance YECThere is no scientific controversy about the age of the earth. It is old, far older than 10,000 years. The few scientists who doubt this almost invariably do so for religious reasons, with Christianity being the most common. If you feel that the Bible teaches a young earth and thus hold this position, be honest in the way you approach it.

Ridiculous and easily falsified claims will undermine your credibility with anyone who happens to check, or who is exposed to science in more detail in the course of their education. Make sure you understand any science you use to support your position…

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About ronfurg

Former naval officer, federal investigator, forensic scientist, senior executive service member and pastor. In retirement serves as volunteer and life group leader at New Life Christian Church (www.newlife4me.com). Devoted to beautiful wife, kids and grandkids. Looking forward to the time when every knee will bow and every tongue will confess that Jesus Christ is Lord of all and that He is the Way, the Truth, and the Life.
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One Response to How to Talk About Science and Faith

  1. Pat says:

    While I generally agree with the purpose of his blog, his second point really bothers me. It appears to me he is arguing that God simply “guided” evolution. There simply isn’t enough evidence for me and too many questions beyond the scope of this reply. In short, that one species adapted (evolved) is clear but that any species evolved from one to another is still quite unproven. It may be “uncontroversial” but so are and have been many things that are not true.

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