Christianity today has posted a fascinating interview with a well-respected, Christian scientist – and those two don’t always go hand-in-hand. You can find the interview here: http://www.christianitytoday.com/workplace/articles/interviews/franciscollins.html
For those who grew up as I did, many of his views will be controversial at best and heretical at worst. Most notably, he believes in evolution, albeit theistic evolution (which means he believes God has caused and guided the evolutionary process).
If you have a few free minutes, you should check out his interview on the Colbert Report:
I find this interview fascinating. Most articles I read about Christian scientists are simply about scientists who reject evolution in favor of Young Earth Creationism. Talk about beating a dead horse.
However, I find this particular interview challenging and refreshing. He is a scientist who has clearly grappled with the findings of science and accepted many of them. And on the other hand, he is a completely convinced Christian. AND, he’s able to reconcile them both.
I wonder what some of you might think. Science certainly poses problems for most flavors of Christianity, particularly when it comes to Creation vs. Evolution. Yet, that’s certainly not the only problem. Have you struggled to reconcile your faith with the contemporary scientific worldview and landscape in our country? If so, what are some examples? If so, how have you gone about resolving these issues?
Or, one might even question if this debate is worth having… anyone find themselves on this side of the debate?