“Both science and faith are committed to the endeavor of seeking truth, and both are committed to critical inquiry.”–Dr. Drew Crain
Dr. Drew Crain is Professor of Biology at Maryville College in East Tennessee. Passionate about his undergraduate students, Drew has won the “Teacher of the Year” award several times and can often be found teaching and leading hikes in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Dr. Crain’s main area of research is focused on environmental health, but recently his scholarly activities have turned to the compatibility of science and Christianity. Drew is active in his local church, where he has served as elder, pastoral council member, and Bible study teacher for the past 20 years.
How did you come to write a book about the topics of science and Christianity?
I have taught a class at Maryville College on the historical and contemporary interaction between science and Christianity, and the class has always been very well received by my students. When thinking about to expand the information beyond my campus, I considered writing a book on the topic. That led to the question of “what kind of book?” Whereas there are countless books in academic libraries about the interaction, there are very few publications for Christians, seekers, and Christian groups. Thus, I decided to write a short book for churches and study groups that examines the past, present and future interactions between science and Christianity.