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Four implications for the future of the church in a scientific world

When the ELCA was just getting started, the late John Mangum was instrumental in starting a work group which eventually became the Lutheran Alliance on Faith, Science and Technology. Over the past 27 years I have frequently quoted a statement that he made in introducing a book about faith-science conversations. “Today’s churches have no other read on
A wide net is cast in the realm of faith and science with a desire for a simpler message

A wide net is cast in the realm of faith and science with a desire for a simpler message

If only the path to understanding faith and science scholarship could be boiled down to a BuzzFeed list, Facebook page or even a single YouTube channel. If only faith could be explained via these platforms, life would seemingly be a lot easier, right? If you are a follower of social media, you can find a read on

Societal implications of astrobiology are under the microscope at the Center for Theological Inquiry

A research team has been put in place for the latest research project at the Center for Theological Inquiry, which is housed at the Princeton Theological Seminary in Princeton, New Jersey. An interdisciplinary team of theologians and scholars in the humanities and social sciences is comprised of 14 individuals who hail from five different countries read on

Zygon Center explores the ‘Book of Urban Nature’ and offers unique online learning opportunities

The Advanced Seminar in Religion and Science at the Zygon Center for Religion and Science in Chicago will take on the theme of “Exploring the Book of Urban Nature” on Monday evenings this fall. According to the course description, participants will explore the book of urban nature through an interdisciplinary, action/reflection pedagogy. Urban nature will read on

Eleven synagogues make the cut in a bid to unite Judaism and science

The group Sinai and Synapses has chosen 11 synagogues for its “Scientists in Synagogues” initiative that is funded by three foundations and run in consultation with the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Dialogue on Science Ethics and Religion (DoSER). Funded by the John Templeton Foundation, Emanuel J. Friedman Philanthropies and the Lucius read on

Arizona State researchers study how instructors handle perceived conflicts between evolution and religion

Scientists from the Arizona State University School of Life Sciences in Tempe, Arizona have found that the majority of professors teaching biology in Arizona universities do not believe that helping students accept the theory of evolution is an instructional goal. The study, the first of its kind, found that a majority of professors say their read on