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Lutheran roots intersect with the dawn of the scientific revolution

Lutheran roots intersect with the dawn of the scientific revolution

The Lutheran church is celebrating the 500th anniversary of the Reformation and while modern science arose just after the Reformation there seems to have been little attention paid to what the reformers thought about science. The leader of the Protestant Reformation Martin Luther is often quoted as saying, “God writes the Gospel not in the read on


Learning Lutheran theology through the religion and science dialogue

Learning Lutheran theology through the religion and science dialogue

Call me an accidental Lutheran. It just so happened that the closest church to my first apartment in Chicago was an ELCA congregation roughly one block away. It wasn’t until a few years after joining, however, that I began to learn about Lutheranism and how it differed from the mainline Protestant church I grew up read on


Kaufman Interfaith Institute awarded science and religion grant

The Kaufman Interfaith Institute at Grand Valley State University won a nearly $1 million grant to conduct a project on how religion is impacted by science. Awarded by the John Templeton Foundation, the funds will be spent on organizing workshops and paying participants. According to a statement from Kelly Clark, senior research fellow at the read on

Fellowship selects fifteen writers to tell true stories about science and religion

The fifteen Think Write Publish fellows were recently announced with a farmer, a philosopher, an astrophysicist, a nurse, a priest and a procurement manager among the storytellers selected to learn and apply the art of creative nonfiction in telling true stories of science and religion. The fellowship, sponsored by Arizona State University’s School for the read on

Institute at the University of Notre Dame receives grant to train science and religion teachers

The McGrath Institute for Church Life has received a $1.675 million grant from the John Templeton Foundation to expand its Science and Religion Initiative.  The Institute is a program that trains Catholic educators to raise the quality of high school science and religion education and develop useful learning materials for engaging dialogue between the disciplines. read on

Seminary educators learn about science through an AAAS program

The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) held retreats over the summer for Christian seminary educators that introduced leading-edge scientific developments as well as ways for incorporating science into their classrooms. The aim was to better equip seminary students to enhance the role of science in their future congregations. Three retreats were held read on

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