“What side are you on – science or faith?” That’s the most common comment we’ve heard when talking to people about our church’s involvement in Scientists in Congregations. There appears to be a general belief from the public that science and faith are at odds with one other. Overwhelming, we’ve found that once someone hears that we’re discussing science and faith together as a both/and proposition, the response is always something like “It’s about time” or “I’ve always thought so but was afraid to say it.” Our goal has not been to compartmentalize science apart from faith, or faith apart from science, but to integrate them together. We’ve discovered that there’s an incredible interest in the discussion--both from scientists and non-scientists alike.
Guest Post By: Ruth Wahl
United Presbyterian Church