Luther on Copernicus and models for faith and science dialogue

Luther on Copernicus and models for faith and science dialogue

(Editor’s note: This essay was originally a chapter published in Subject to None, Servant of All and is published here by permission of Lutheran University Press. This work was also a part of a Festschrift, a collection of writings in honor of Lutheran theologian Kurt K. Hendel.) I appreciate the opportunity to contribute to this read on
Are congregations welcoming scientific curiosity through the side door?

Are congregations welcoming scientific curiosity through the side door?

There is a story that dates back to the early 1930s in my ELCA congregation, Luther Memorial Church of Chicago. It is the story of a little side door near the altar that is convenient today for acolytes, but had a very specific purpose when the congregation fell on hard times. It is often told read on

Six theology scholars receive “Creation Project” fellowships

The Carl F.H. Henry Center for Theological Understanding at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School named six recipients for its inaugural Henry Resident Fellowship for the next academic year. John Collins, John Hilber, Hans Madueme, R. Clinton Ohlers, Kirk MacGregor and Todd Patterson will each participate in a scholar-in-residence program at the Deerfield, Illinois college. The project read on

Scientists and faith leaders unite in call to reduce global nuclear risks

The heads of four leading science and faith organizations have called on President Obama to announce specific actions the United States will take to reduce the risks posed by nuclear weapons and prevent a new global nuclear arms race, according the Union of Concerned Scientists. A statement was released from Ken Kimmell, president of the read on

Vatican honors doctor at the forefront of cancer and diabetes cellular therapies

Dr. Patrick Soon-Shiong, CEO of NantWorks and founder of the Cancer MoonShot 2020 initiative, was honored at the Vatican with the 2016 Pontifical Key Visionary Award. Soon-Shiong has dedicated much of his life working on cellular therapies for diabetes and cancer, including the cancer drug Abraxane. The Vatican’s award recognizes medical innovators “who change the read on