St John’s has an amazing range of people in its congregation from all walks of life, including a number of scientists. As we look at the issue of the compatibility of science and faith, some of those scientists reflect on whether their is a conflict between their work and their faith in God.
The seeming conflict between Christian faith and scientific reasoning can prove a stumbling block for people seeking the truth about the origins of our world. Those with a non-scientific background can feel insufficiently informed to deal with peoples queries in this area.
‘There’s no use trying’, said Alice ‘one can’t believe impossible things’. ‘I dare say you haven’t had much practice’ said the Queen. ‘When I was your age, I always did it for half an hour a day. Why, sometimes I’ve believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast.’ Lewis Carroll ‘Through the Looking Glass’
Gareth: So, you’re two of the longer standing members of St. John’s we’ve interviewed so far, not sure we’ll fit everything in!
One of the pictures that the New Testament regularly uses for living as a Christian is that of walking: ‘I urge you to walk worthily of the calling you have received’ (Ephesians 4:1) ‘Walk as children of the light’ (Ephesians 5:8) ‘Be very careful, then, how you walk – not as unwise but as wise’ […]
Gareth: Hi Johnny & Alison. We hear you’ve just been using the ‘Uncover’ studies with some friends. Remind us what this ‘Uncover’ stuff is? Uncover is a resource to help us to read the bible with our friends. It comes in two parts, consisting of a bible study and a copy of Luke’s gospel.