Houston was a transformative experience for so many young people and their leaders, especially those who found themselves asking the really tough questions related to faith and science.

They were greeted by four steering committee members of the Lutheran Alliance for Faith, Science and Technology, who brought science toys, puzzles and an eagerness to help youth understand that faith and science are not two different realms with limited interaction with one another. They met scientists who are also people of faith and pastors who also include science in their preaching.

And okay, they learned a little about science too.

This month we offer up some photos from our booth at the Interactive Learning Center at the NRG Center in Houston, which is also home to NASA’s Johnson Space Center that some groups visited while in town for the Youth Gathering.

Whether you followed the Gathering online via Facebook or Twitter, take a few minutes to see how a “new dimension” was explored by ELCA youth this summer.

Susan Barreto
Editor, Covalence

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A framework for teaching theology and science in congregations

By Aaron Burden/Public domain via Unsplash “Teaching Faith and Science” was one of the areas for which papers were invited for the annual meeting of American Scientific Affiliation this past summer. I gave one of the papers, as well as being a reviewer of others that...

Cutting edge science can spark faith-filled dialogue

Heading into the end of 2018, it is plain to see it has been a big year in scientific research. Let’s start out with the highlight of the year, which may be the InSight lander landing on Mars on November 26. It was the end of a journey of more than six months and 300...

Howard University Graduate School focused on promoting religion/science dialogue with scientists

By Howard University via Twitter The Howard University Graduate School in Washington, DC., is proud to announce its participation in the “Engaging Scientists in the Science and Religion Dialogue” project by the Dialogue on Science, Ethics, and Religion (DoSER) program...

Astrotheology: Life at both ends of the telescope

A new book edited by Ted Peters, Martinez Hewlett, Joshua Moritz and Robert John Russell eyes the topic of astrotheology, which relates to a theological analysis of the place of space in understanding God’s creative work. The book, published by Wipf and Stock,...

Rice University professor’s new book reviews secularity and science

Next year the results of the largest international study of scientists will be released in a book co-authored by Elaine Howard Ecklund titled, Secularity and Science: What Scientists Around the World Really Think About Religion. Published by Oxford University Press,...
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