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This study guide is intended to assist Christian groups to address several modern scientific issues, notably those that seem the most “controversial.”
It is hoped that this study will provide Christians scriptural considerations and scholarly information on some of the most fundamental, modern scientific concepts (creation, evolution, conservation, and transhumanism) so that both science and faith will be seen as critical components of a flourishing life. This guide is meant to be an instrument for faith communities to become places where scientific engagement is welcome rather than ignored or feared.
This study is divided into 5 sessions, each featuring Bible verses that can be used to provide insight into modern scientific topics and background information on the topics from scientists, theologians, and philosophers that includes numerous references and footnotes if individuals desire more in-depth study. Questions for discussion are provided at the end of each chapter to foster collective learning. Whereas there are no quick or easy answers for topics raised in these sessions, it is hoped that the scientific information provided and scriptures to consider will provide insight.
While an individual could do this study alone, each session is intended to be studied in a group setting. It is recommended that individuals read each chapter prior to the session and then gather for collective discussion and learning. YouTube videos and PowerPoint slides are available if desired.
“This stimulating study is premised upon an important but neglected insight: Christianity and the sciences are not representative of two different, opposing ways of knowing. Rather, Christianity combines both a rational, empirical mode of knowing with a personal, mythical one. Consequently, a scientifically-informed Christianity is a robust and strong Christianity that can motivate rich and deep science.”
-Justin L. Barrett
Chief Project Developer
Office for Science, Theology, and Religion Initiatives
Fuller Theological Seminary
“In this technical, yet completely readable, little volume, Drew Crain invites us to engage both our hearts and our minds at the intersection of faith and science. Drawing extensively from Scripture, biblical scholarship, and his own considerable scientific expertise, he has written an outstanding devotional to help guide the rest of us through these critical issues. Very satisfying.”
-Vernon W. Bauer, Ph.D.
Professor and Chair of Biology
Francis Marion University
Florence, South Carolina
“Dr. Crain’s study guide gets to the heart of a much-needed discussion within our culture and churches. The scope and breadth of this material shows that the “perceived” divide between science and Christianity both can and should be bridged. In these increasingly complex days, the time for dialogue is now and this guide helps point the way.”
Bill Booth, D.Min.
First Baptist Church