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Editor’s note: This is part two of a three-part column series. If Christianity is to be relevant to a world of genome-mapping and large hadron colliders, Christians need to be scientifically literate. And that involves some familiarity with scientific apologetics, key scientific theories and the philosophy of science. This three-part series provides just a taster […] Read More

Editor’s note: This is part one of a three-part column series. Ignorance is no excuse anymore. In 2012, scientific literacy is not an optional extra for mission-minded Christians. It is essential. If we are to be able to talk to ordinary people about their doubts and misgivings about faith and God, we need to be […] Read More

So why do faith and science often seem in conflict? For centuries a Christian commitment to the natural sciences has been rooted in the Bible, and a theology that argues that God is discernible in and through the cosmos he has created (Psalm 19:1; Romans 1:19). Initially therefore, 17th century scientific enterprise, arguably the beginning […] Read More

I was going down the road, listening to “All Things Considered” on NPR, when I heard an interview between Melissa Block and Kelly Beatty, a senior contributing editor for Sky and Telescope magazine. I learned that now is the best time to see Jupiter and Venus in the evening sky because they have reached their […] Read More

VATICAN CITY (RNS) Nearly four centuries after the Roman Catholic Church branded Galileo Galilei a heretic for positing that the sun was the center of the universe, the Vatican is co-hosting a major science exhibition in his hometown. The Vatican is teaming with Italy’s main physics research center to host “Stories from Another World. The […] Read More

(RNS) On the eve of the 203rd anniversary of Charles Darwin’s birthday, lawmakers in at least four states are taking steps to hinder the teaching of evolution in public schools, while other bills would do the same without naming evolution outright. One of the bills, New Hampshire’s House Bill 1148, not only singles out evolution, […] Read More

LONDON (RNS) A group of 30 leading scientists, including a Nobel laureate and a prominent atheist professor, are pressing the British government to ban all teaching of creationism in the nation’s publicly funded schools. The scientists delivered a petition to the coalition government of Prime Minister David Cameron as part of a new campaign to […] Read More

(RNS) When congregants of West Side Church and the Christian Life Center in Bend, Ore., awoke in June to news that their churches had been vandalized, they expected to be frustrated. What they didn’t expect was to be confused. In addition to the anti-Christian slogans scrawled on the walls of the two buildings, the words […] Read More

A fellow Rotarian has an intelligent 10-year-old daughter. Already at such an early age, faith and science are colliding in her world, creating tensions she’s trying to reconcile. She asked her father not long ago, “Who came first: Adam and Eve or the caveman?” It seems like a simple question for a Christian father to […] Read More

(RNS) A British theoretical astrophysicist who has achieved renown for his study of the cosmos and for sounding warnings about the future of humanity has won the $1.6 million 2011 Templeton Prize. Martin J. Rees of Cambridge University, a former president of Britain’s prestigious Royal Society, was announced the winner on Wednesday (April 6) by […] Read More