Science and Christianity

Are you someone who naturally accepts both science and religion, or are you somewhat suspicious of one over the other?
We continue our Jesus & The Secular as we look at Science and Christianity. Listen as Paul Kiss digs into John 20:27
as we learn that a love for Jesus includes a love for discovering how this world works.

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Science and Christianity

Speaker: Paul Kiss
Date: May 26, 2019

A love for Jesus includes a love for discovering how this world works. References: John 20:27

1. Science and Christianity: The Mythical Battle

 

2. The Mother of Modern Science

 

3. Fear and Reaction

 

4. Christianity is an evidence based faith.

References: John 20:24-29; 1Cor 15:1-11; Romans 1:19-20; Matthew 22:37

1. Are you someone who naturally accepts both science and religion, or are you somewhat suspicious of one over the other? Explain.
2. Why do you think there is still tension in our culture between science and religion? What is fuelling that tension?
3. Read the following Psalms and discuss what they lend to our discussion about science and religion. Psalm 11:2-3; 19:1-4. How might these inspire scientific inquiry?
4. Read John 20:24-29. Paul suggested that the resurrection is a basis for scientific inquiry. How do you respond to his use of this text as a support of faith promoting scientific inquiry?
5. Paul didn’t refer at all to any texts in Genesis 1 and 2, in his sermon. How might this have been helpful or not helpful? What are your thoughts?
6. How might we, as followers of Jesus, engage in meaningful conversation about science and faith?
7. What could you do to become more knowledgeable and/or conversant in the area of science? What area of science interests you about which you could learn more?
8. What questions, fears or concerns do you have about this whole dialogue?

1. Explore the following site about faith and science, from Regent College: Click Here.
2. Read the following book from a Jewish Physicist, The Science of God: Click Here.
3. Read and consider how you would respond to the following article from the American Humanist Association: Click Here.

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