In the public square, Christianity and science are often presented as opposing sources of truth: If you believe in one, then you must reject the other. But in fact, many Christians find that science helps them search for truth and understanding, and believe that reason, thoughtfulness and critical inquiry are gifts from God.
Religion is a tool that performs a service for us, something we utilize for our own spiritual development. Unfortunately, we sometimes end up getting used by the tool! But that's not the fault of religion.
Most of us pay no heed to our mythology. It's the water we swim in, and we take it completely for granted. Or worse, we discount whatever smells of mythology. "That's just a myth," the saying goes, meaning an untruth, something believed without a shred of evidence.
Clearly, humans are not the point or necessarily the purpose of creation. It is the ultimate ego-trip to imagine we are. Which makes the reading of our sacred literature all the more interesting to me.
Tim Maness, who grew up as both as a 'science nerd' and devoutly religious, found that being on both sides of the religious and scientific worlds helped him understand complexities of each.
Depending on what kind of faith you have, you might have to choose between it and the scientific evidence for evolution. If your faith is rigid, unyielding, or inflexible, you might have to choose. If your faith is unable to cope with a constantly changing world, you might have to choose.
Religion must happily, and without fear, enter the wider stream of discourse about the nature of reality, confident that truth does not contradict truth.
The great debate between Ken Ham and Bill Nye attracted huge attention. It also presented a false dichotomy.
Many, including members of the Baha'i Faith, look forward to a future when science and religion -- and faith and reason -- are reconciled and no longer opposed.
My family and I recently watched the fourth installment of Disney's Pirates of the Caribbean series, On Stranger Tides. The story focuses on finding t...
For decades, belief in evolution has skewed along faith lines, with evangelical Christians as doubters on one side and agnostics and atheists as believers on the other. Now, according to a poll released by the Pew Research Center, the divide is skewed by politics as well. Just what we need.
When people think of MIT, most people imagine one of the bastions of the scientific and engineering world. But there are at least two people there who embrace not only science, but religion, as well.
The Vedic cosmology of ancient India is incredibly rich and has many points of tangency with modern cosmology, which may help in the construction of that common ground between science and religion that CERN is looking for.
Both religion and psychology try to help us understand who we are and why we act the way we do. Indeed, that interaction helps foster a more construct...
Harold Camping, the president of evangelical Family Radio, predicted that the world would end in 2011. Twice. Being fair about this, could you say that, by definition, Camping was doing a science experiment?
Evangelicals are now often perceived as being anti-science, but that was not always true. In the 18th and 19th centuries, they pursued investigation of the physical world with vigor. If, indeed, all around us was God's work, exploring and understanding what he had accomplished was divine work.