For far too long, strident voices, in the name of Christianity, have been claiming that people must choose between religion and modern science.
Nothing could be further from the truth. In fact, one could well argue that it is the responsibility of all Christians to study and comprehend the mysteries of God's creation. And what better way to do this than to use the methods of modern science to comprehend the natural world. After all, it is only theough the scientific method that humanity can develop the medecines and other means of protesting and enhancing human life. In fact, it may well be that science is the most powerful tool that God has granted us in advancing the Creator's purposes in the here and now.
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Christian Case For Evolution
As in the case of trying to prevent
students from seeing some movies, television shows, or websites, there is nothing
more likely to inspire interest in evolution than suggesting it is a dangerous,
tempting and forbidden topic – on a par, for example, with sex. But more important,
Christians should be encouraging the study of science in general, and evolutionary
biology in particular. Far from presenting a threat to faith, science can reinforce
and strengthen it. Here's why.
The online edition of Charles Henderson's book on the relationship
between religion and science
Design vs Evolution: A False Dichotomy
Apparently the long standing
controversy over "creation science" has been upstaged by the newer confrontation
between advocates of "intelligent design" and evolution. President Bush brought
the authority of his office to bear upon the topic with his recent comment that
"intelligent design" should be taught "alongside" evolution
in public schools. "Both sides ought to be properly taught . . . so people
can understand what the debate is about," said the President. Those who frame
the conversation between science and religion as a debate or confrontation, have
it wrong. And the mistake can be costly to both science and religion. Here's why.
A More Intelligent Design
God of Intelligent Design Theory is Not Intelligent Enough
Cell Research: Are We Messing With Powers and Prerogatives of God?
South Korean researcher who won world acclaim as the first scientist to clone
a human embryo and extract stem cells recently resigned as director of a new research
center, citing the ethical problems associated with his work. Some of the same
issues were cited by President Bush in 2001 when he limited federal funding for
such research. We look at the issues involved in the ongoing debate. Background:
When Does Life Begin?
The Bible and
Modern Science: Are They In Conflict?
Wisdom comes not in choosing
the Bible over science, but rather to taking the insights of both science and
the Scriptures with equal seriousness.
Ever wonder how it happens that a man condemned by the Catholic
Inquisition ends up having a monument raised in his honor in one of Italy's most
important cathedrals? In the story of Galileo's heresy trial, there are important
lessons for today concerning the relationship between science and faith.
Is a Bird
Flu Pandemic the Sign of the End?
Some are predicting the end is near;
others are banking on it. Let's take a long view of biblical prophecy.
Does Life Begin?
Is there a biblical view of
when life begins? There certainly is, and the answer might surprise you.
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