Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Science & Faith

Had an interesting discussion a while back with a well-known theologian. We talked over the idea of ‘multiple informers’ for doing theology raised in my book From Evolution to Eden. When it came to ‘some’ other informers (culture, etc.), he agreed they had a role, but when it came to science for doing theology, he quickly reverted back to the biblical text alone. I told him I believed this is a mistake. The biblical text will carry significant weight depending on what we’re talking about, say, a creator, savior, forgiveness, and love, but science will carry significant weight about, say, cells, molecules, and DNA. We need all the informers we can get if we’re seeking to comprehend something of the wonder of God.