Here’s a picture of my family. My wife, Kate, is is a campus pastor with InterVarsity Christian Fellowship at the Claremont Colleges. Her goal is to help students know and love God.
Kate and I wrote a book on science and faith, which can be found at Amazon.
Here’s a link to some science and faith talks I’ve given.
- The Language of God: A Scientist Presents Evidence for Belief by Francis Collins, director of the NIH
- Coming to Peace with Science: Bridging the Worlds Between Faith and Biologyby Darrel Falk
- The Lost World of Genesis One: Ancient Cosmology and the Origins Debate by John Walton
- The Language of Science and Faith: Straight Answers to Genuine Questions by Francis Collins and Karl Giberson
- Origins: Christian Perspectives on Creation, Evolution, and Intelligent Designby Deborah and Loren Haarsma
- Finding Darwin’s God: A Scientist’s Search for Common Ground Between God and Evolution by Ken Miller
- Paradigms on Pilgrimage by Stephen Godfrey and Chris Smith
- Professors Who Believe: The Spiritual Journeys of Christian Faculty
- Finding God at Harvard: Spiritual Journeys of Thinking Christians
- The Gospel Reloaded: Exploring Spirituality and Faith in the Matrix by Chris Seay and Greg Garrett
- Following Gandalf: Epic Battles and Moral Victory in The Lord of the Rings by Matthew Dickerson
- Socrates Meets Jesus: History’s Greatest Questioner Confronts the Claims of Christ by Peter Kreeft
- The Reason for God: Belief in an Age of Skepticism by Timothy Keller
“Yet the making of things is in my heart from my own making by thee; and the child of little understanding that makes a play of the deeds of his father may do so without thought of mockery, but because he is the son of his father.”
— Aulë to Ilúvatar, J. R. R. Tolkien, The Silmarillion (1977), p. 43
“…for a scientist who occasionally is given the remarkable privilege of discovering something not previously known by man, there is a special kind of joy associated with such flashes of insight. Having perceived a glimmer of scientific truth, I find at once both a sense of satisfaction and a longing to understand some even greater Truth. In such a moment, science becomes more than a process of discovery. It transports the scientist into an experience that defies a completely naturalistic explanation.”
— Francis Collins, The Language of God (2006), p. 36
“If evolution is a correct description of how life emerged and developed on earth, denying it doesn’t make it false, any more than denying God renders him nonexistent. Moreover, if the evidence for evolution is accurate, as science attests, and nature bears witness to the handiwork of God, then rejecting evolution becomes, in effect, a rejection of God. This is my worry. More than worrying that evolution jeopardizes Christian faith, I worry that rejecting evolution truncates Christian faith. Again, for faith to matter, it needs to correspond to the way things actually are, rather than how I want things to be.”
— Daniel Harrell, Nature’s Witness: How Evolution Can Inspire Faith (2008), p. 132