Monday, November 7, 2016

Reflection for the Week - November 7

Christians want to either integrate science and theology, so there’s peace, or they want to keep them entirely separate, so there’s warfare. I hear all the time that science and theology are compatible or that they are not. I’d wager neither of these is a helpful formulation and both lead us down the wrong path. Rather, I would suggest that we need to embrace a dialogical interaction with these two informers in order to discover where there might be relations and distinctions between them, and then go in whatever direction this takes us. This may mean letting go of some old interpretations that are no longer credible, and adopting new ones that are more fitting for today’s world.