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Faith and Science

Axioms for Faith

Victor Udoewa | Posted 11.09.2015 | Religion
Victor Udoewa

When dealing with doubt, axioms can be extremely interesting for those of us looking at faith from a scientific lens.

Ten Things You Learn in Religion 102

Victor Udoewa | Posted 10.13.2015 | Religion
Victor Udoewa

After listening to a recent episode of the podcast Homebrewed Christianity about the ten not-so-shocking things you learn in Religion 101, I thought I would share what Journalist and Adjunct Professor Greg Horton and Trip Fuller spoke about and add in a few of my own.

Science and Faith

Peter A. Georgescu | Posted 09.25.2015 | Religion
Peter A. Georgescu

Recently, we happened to hear, on public radio, a song about evolution by a songwriter named Chris Smither. It was funny, but also made sense in a way the songwriter may not have meant. It's an amusing satire on the notion of intelligent design.

10 Things You Learn in Religion 101

Victor Udoewa | Posted 08.19.2015 | Religion
Victor Udoewa

The spectrum of Christian thought in Christian history is wider than what is preached from church pulpits in modern, Western, mainstream Christianity. The problem with this gatekeeper mentality by the church is that it prevents a fuller education of the audience.

Can Faith and Science Work Together?

Victor Udoewa | Posted 07.23.2016 | Religion
Victor Udoewa

Previously I've explored differences between certain interpretations of faith and science by looking at emphases on orthodoxy versus orthopraxy, the role of doubt, and the beginning of man. But now, I want to look at possible and exciting areas of convergence, confluence, and synergy between faith and science. Here is my short list.

Christian Women in Science Celebrate First Year -- And Are Reaching for More!

Lynn Billman | Posted 10.14.2014 | Religion
Lynn Billman

'I don't have to filter what I say!' Sharon Petzinger, a wildlife biologist who studies birds for the state of New Jersey, said this to me with a light of joy in her eyes. Hannah Ryan, a grad student at the University of Colorado, echoed the sentiment.

Does the Universe have a Purpose?

Victor Udoewa | Posted 01.23.2014 | Religion
Victor Udoewa

I wonder if it's possible to consider this question apart from the existence of an intelligent designer. Even without such a designer, can the universe have a purpose? And for those of us who do not believe in a designer, does this universe have a purpose?

Wherefore Art Thou 'Proof?'

Victor Udoewa | Posted 09.28.2013 | Religion
Victor Udoewa

Perhaps what is True is that it is more important to live as if Heaven is now, to constantly engage in the act of creating Heaven in all your life interactions.

Is Religion A 'Science Stopper'?

Rabbi Alan Lurie | Posted 07.22.2013 | Religion
Rabbi Alan Lurie

The idea that religion has historically been opposed to science is simply an erroneous and unsupported construct that was created in the late 19th century, primarily as an anti-Catholic polemic. And it is an idea that all -- yes, all -- knowledgeable historians categorically reject.

A New Deal For Religion And Science

Robert Fuller | Posted 04.13.2013 | Religion
Robert Fuller

Under the terms of this deal, religion would be more humble about its teachings, acknowledging that they are sometimes wrong. When science confirms one of religion's guesses, it gives credit where credit is due for having "divined" the answer before it could be established beyond doubt.

God, Science and Feminism

Shanzeh Khurram | Posted 03.19.2013 | Teen
Shanzeh Khurram

As a radical feminist, it's hard for me to reconcile my religion with my feminist beliefs. Islam, while granting women many rights, still reinforces traditional gender roles, which I find hard to accept.

The Gospel Of Nudge

Mark D. W. Edington | Posted 01.08.2013 | Religion
Mark D. W. Edington

This is an essentially incarnational approach to the work of Christian theology, if only because it insists on regarding with equal seriousness the aspirations our faith teaches us to have for the fullest of our humanity, and the realities we are discovering about our essential and universal frailty.

Science and Faith: Reconciling After the Divorce

Dave Pruett | Posted 02.19.2013 | Science
Dave Pruett

Copernicus and Darwin upset the cosmos -- physically, then biologically -- forcing a schism between scientific and religious worldviews. But a new, holistic and healing story is now emerging through the unfolding of a third "Copernican" revolution.

Neuroscience And The Mind Of Christ

Derek Flood | Posted 02.02.2013 | Religion
Derek Flood

The way of enemy love is not intuitive. The very idea of loving the person you would normally hate is an intentionally provocative idea. So how can we learn to have what Paul calls "the mind of Christ"?

Why Bad Science Is Like Bad Religion

Dr Rupert Sheldrake | Posted 01.31.2013 | Religion
Dr Rupert Sheldrake

Bad religion is arrogant, self-righteous, dogmatic and intolerant. And so is bad science. But unlike religious fundamentalists, scientific fundamentalists do not realize that their opinions are based on faith.

Senator Rubio And The Bible

Ronald Hendel | Posted 01.26.2013 | Religion
Ronald Hendel

Is there a dispute among the theologians about the place of Genesis in scientific questions? Well, today there certainly is. But Augustine and Calvin, two of the greatest theologians ever, agree that Genesis is not a book of science.

The Evolution Of Moral Models

Robert Fuller | Posted 01.13.2013 | Religion
Robert Fuller

Like nature models, political, social and moral models originate in human experience, and, as experience accumulates, they evolve. Typically, the models we've inherited from the past were formulated over centuries, if not millennia.

A Foundation For A Beautiful Friendship

Robert Fuller | Posted 12.15.2012 | Religion
Robert Fuller

Both science and religion make use of educated guesses to create theories, devise rules and build models. The vast majority of these scientific and religious models are found wanting and must be revised or discarded.

The Science Of Truth: Are Faith And Science Compatible?

Derek Flood | Posted 09.23.2012 | Religion
Derek Flood

We are going to have to adjust our reading of the Bible to coincide with a modern scientific understanding of the universe. And in broad strokes, that shift has already happened.

A Better Story About Faith, Science And Invisible Children

Victor Udoewa | Posted 06.18.2012 | Religion
Victor Udoewa

Invisible Children's faith, infused with prophetic imagination, not only causes the organization to live towards a different story, but has clearly invited others to join in living just such a better story.

'Crazy, Wacko' Rabbi Responds To Biology Professor

Rabbi Alan Lurie | Posted 05.18.2012 | Religion
Rabbi Alan Lurie

I'd like to publically respond to Dr. Coyne's blogs, not to win or to fight, but to address some of the common misconceptions and stereotypes about religion and faith that his views demonstrate.

Who Created God?

Rabbi Alan Lurie | Posted 05.12.2012 | Religion
Rabbi Alan Lurie

We need to recognize that one need not accept simplistic and false binary choices. These drive a wedge in the possibility of true communication and understanding, and can lead to dismissing the other.

Why Faith Claims Should Be 'Corrected': A Professor's Argument

Paul Pardi | Posted 02.27.2012 | Religion
Paul Pardi

What role should faith play, if any, in the way we think about the conversation in the classroom or an ordered society? According to one professor, it should be relegated to personal preference.

The Different Roles Of Science And Faith

Victor Udoewa | Posted 01.31.2012 | Religion
Victor Udoewa

Doubt has many roles. We sometimes forget that God is mystery and a life of faith is one that is lived in the tension of never fully knowing.

Peace Breaks Out In The War Between Religion And Science

Michael Zimmerman, Ph.D. | Posted 01.03.2012 | Religion
Michael Zimmerman, Ph.D.

The message that people do not need to choose between many religious beliefs and scientific understanding is not new -- but it has been spreading.