Surveys of evangelicals and scientists may provide a one-dimensional view that could ultimately serve a special purpose

Surveys of evangelicals and scientists may provide a one-dimensional view that could ultimately serve a special purpose

The findings of a recent survey gave hope to many involved in the religion and science dialogue when it was said that nearly 70% of self-identified evangelicals do not view religion and science in conflict. But at the same time another survey based on a larger set of data, which we featured in last month’s read on
Science's challenge for doctrinal Christianity: Part 1

Science’s challenge for doctrinal Christianity: Part 1

Editor’s note: This is the first of two essays looking at the divide between scientific discovery and Christian doctrine. Lybarger’s essay was originally published in August 2014 in SciTech, the newsletter of the Presbyterian Association on Science, Technology and the Christian Faith. It has been edited slightly. Scientific discoveries about the universe and human origins read on

Integrating religion in psychotherapy proves effective for depression

For chronically ill patients with major depression, incorporating patient’s religious beliefs with cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) is at least as effective as conventional CBT, according to a study published in the Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease. This approach might help to make psychotherapy more acceptable to religious patients with depression and chronic illness, according to read on

Church of England secures grant to promote science engagement

Scientists and theologians will be brought together with Christian leaders as part of a three-year program funded by the Templeton World Charity Foundation. The Church of England-backed project is slated to receive more than £700,000 ($1 million) and is tasked with helping to promote greater engagement between science and Christians. The project will invite proposals read on

Physics students receive unique ELCA scholarships

The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) has awarded more than $60,000 in scholarships to physics students attending seven different ELCA colleges and universities. The Rossing Physics Scholarships were made possible through a gift from Dr. Thomas Rossing, a retired physics professor who began his career at St. Olaf College and retired from Northern Illinois read on