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SCIENCE AND FAITH GROUP

25-30 of us are reading “The Language of God” by Francis S. Collins. Collins, the current Director of the National Institutes for Health, is a former head of the Human Genome Project as well as a Christian.

If you want to read the book, feel free to come and discuss Mondays at 6:30 pm at the church.

Collins writes about the historic divide between science and faith and attempts to bridge that gap using his own story. Whether or not everyone comes to the same conclusions as he does, the questions he raises and the accurate, contemporary scientific knowledge he presents are fascinating.

Monday, November 28th  at 6:30 pm we’ll discuss through the end of Chapter 4 (p 107)
Comments on the content of the book are welcome.  Let’s discuss!

4 Comments
  1. Bob and aarj Grunewald #

    I like this comment idea – but hardly know what to say. I do have a concern about Collins’ apparently rather conservative theological stance. For instance, on page 41, last full paragraph, he seems to object to a heavily social stance of the church. I think we can be concerned about “the search for God” and still be involved and concerned about “social events.” Bob Grunewald (with Marj’s supervision.

    (Will we have a continuing page of comments?)

    November 12, 2011
  2. Bob and Marj Grunewald #

    HI! Bob and Marj again. How do we find others’ comments? We are enjoying Part 2. Good to read someone taking science seriously. Goes along well with recent NOVA programs. I, Bob, appreciate his cautions about the “God of the gaps” stance. However, there will always be gaps – many we may not even recognize. And one can always marvel at the complexity of human life and the natural world.

    November 19, 2011
  3. Sarah Anderson #

    Greetings to Everyone from Anchorage! I will be excited to get back, catch up on my reading over Thanksgiving, and join you next Monday! In the meantime, I came across another group (American Association for the Advancement of Science & American Theological Schools) pairing together science and religion to start dialogue and conversations. Since it reminded me of our endeavor, I thought I would share the link with all of you. Hope all is well in Pullman.
    Always,
    Sarah
    http://www.aaas.org/news/releases/2011/1021doser_seminary.shtml?elq=86a2c679c8354330bce4ed7d6d15858a

    November 20, 2011
  4. Chip #

    Thanks for the link to the article, Sarah. And thanks Bob, for your comments. I ran across this article last week in the NYTimes, also related to Science and Faith. In this case, a scientist returning to faith. http://www.nytimes.com/2011/11/19/us/an-effort-years-in-the-making-to-capture-the-mystery.html?_r=2&src=me&ref=us

    November 22, 2011

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