Over the past two years I have taught several science & religion classes at Stonehill College, participated heavily in the Science in Congregations project, in addition to writing and speaking broadly about the intersection of science and religion. Two things stand out: First, the science-and-religion conversation remains incredibly important. Daily we read stories about “The God Particle,” “The God Module in our brains,” “The End Times,” “Playing God with Genetics,” “Death Panels,” “The Death of Traditional Marriage,” and other topics where the advance of science appears to overrun the tradition terrain of values.
Secondly, this conversation is not going well. Religious belief is often dangerously opposed to mainstream scientific ideas like Evolution, the Big Bang, Climate Change, and even the vaccination of children.
There is much to do.
BEFORE SinC, the small group of scientists that met for monthly book discussion group was little-known both among the church staff as well as among other scientists within the Grace Chapel congregation.
Now, after completing our SinC programming, GC Science’s logo & brochure, and the enlarged & connected group of scientists within the congregation that it represents, is recognizable as a valued and significant resource for staff, fellow scientists, and the general 4,000-strong congregation. Several of our Science & Faith courses are available online for the congregation & wider audience. We have many new books that show compatibility between God’s creation and modern Evolutionary science.
GC Science’s Facebook page now has 365,000 LIKEs globally and total weekly reach of up to 1 million people globally. GC Science is a cyberplace where cutting-edge science and vital Christian Faith can coexist and complement each other.
Thanks SinC for investing in Grace Chapel!
GC Science Team