This month we celebrate the 500th anniversary of the Reformation and we also kick off a new look for Covalence, the online magazine of the Lutheran Alliance for Faith, Science and Technology (LAFST).
While Martin Luther posted his 95 Theses all the way back in 1517, the concept of the scientific method is far younger than the Reformation. Retired physics professor and religion and science scholar John R. Albright points out that the Reformation changed perceptions and “habits of thought” enough to “enable science to flourish.”
Indeed, the connections between Luther and his supporters and science’s early beginnings (particularly in Astronomy) are worth considering anew as some in the public square promote faith and science as being engaged in conflict.
In contrast to conflict, a look at our Calendar shows a number of scientists speaking about faith and a number of scholars actively promoting more interaction between faith and science, which is encouraging to see.
Through publishing Covalence and other activities, the LAFST is dedicated to expanding awareness and promoting conversation about the implications of science and technology for Christian faith and life.