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Science and Technology
The Lutheran Alliance for Faith, Science, and Technology is dedicated to expanding awareness and promoting conversation about the implications of science and technology for Christian faith and life.
Since 1991, the Alliance has been an independent Lutheran organization recognized by the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA). The membership includes scientists, science teachers, rostered leaders (clergy and lay), and other interested lay people.
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Latest Articles from Covalence, the Online Magazine of the Lutheran Alliance for Faith, Science and Technology
Imagine risking your life traveling to the Moon, landing and collecting rare rock samples, and repeating the trip back to Earth — only to discover years later that you brought back a chunk of your home planet! Recent research on lunar samples brought back from the...
A total of £2.3 million ($2.8 million) has been awarded to the School of Divinity at the University of St. Andrews in Scotland for research and teaching of science-engaged theology. The grant, awarded by the John Templeton Foundation,
This summer the Gallup organization released its annual poll of adult Americans on the topic of human origins that found that roughly 40% still see creationism, or the idea that God created humans in their present form within the last 10,000 years, as the way life on Earth began.
This month’s Journal of Experimental Social Psychology includes new research on how science can both erode belief in God and at the same time promote faith through the experience of awe.
Will the heavenly host come down in a cloud, as suggested figuratively in the Scriptures? Or, quite literally, are our modern-day saints already uploading their own ideas on heaven into the ‘cloud,’ leaving an everlasting technological footprint of our shared beliefs?
In early June, theologians, scientists, activists and others gathered in Istanbul to discuss theological formation and ecological awareness. This was the third such conference over the past seven years hosted by the Orthodox Church to bring ecumenical awareness to the global environmental discussion.