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Science for the Seminaries: A two-year effort to re-imagine clergy education

Science for the Seminaries: A two-year effort to re-imagine clergy education

The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) is assessing the effect of a pilot project it undertook two years ago.  In a partnership with the Templeton Foundation, grants were awarded to 10 seminaries to integrate science into their core theological curricula as part of the Science for Seminaries program. How did it fare? read on

Commentary

Will the church support good science in the public square?

Will the church support good science in the public square?

I’m sure if you have spent any time on social media lately, you have seen that T-shirt advertisement. You know the one that says “Science is not a liberal conspiracy.” Even some of the educators in my church have shared the post. It seems that just like religion, science too can become a political lightning read on

News

New online course taught by Marcelo Gleiser brings together religion, philosophy and science

Renowned physics professor Marcelo Gleiser is teaching a new massive open online course (MOOC) named “Question Reality!”, which explores the intersection between philosophy, religion and science. The course began on January 31 as part of DartmouthX, an initiative dedicated to expanding Dartmouth’s collection of MOOCs since 2014, in collaboration with the nonprofit online learning consortium read on

Gettysburg professor named visiting scholar at Zygon Center in Chicago

Dr. Leonard Hummel, professor at Lutheran Theological Seminary at Gettysburg, will be a visiting scholar for the next year at the Zygon Center for Religion and Science housed at the Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago. Hummel’s academic work has been in field of pastoral theology and prior to joining the faculty at Gettysburg he read on

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