Science for the Church

Organization: Science for the Church

Science for the Church exists to change the posture of the church, pastors, and individual Christians as they relate to science and scientists. Our Mission is to strengthen the church by engaging science.

Our vision is of a day when churches embrace science as a means for spiritual growth. We admit that some today posit science against faith, but we actually want churches to read both the Book of Scripture and the book of nature as sources to understand God and creation.

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Drew Rick-Miller: Devotional: Seeing Wisdom from God’s View

Tuesday May 24, 2022
“God sees everything under the heavens.” Does that mean God sees nebulae, supernovae, and galaxies? What about black holes, dark matter, and even empty space? Can God see wonders beyond the scope of human vision and technology?

Ed Rosado: Engaging Science with Two Presbyterian Guys

Tuesday May 17, 2022
For us at Science for the Church, relationship building is the foundation. It is at the point of inclusion and diversity that I want to start reflecting on this challenging yet rewarding journey.

Drew Rick-Miller: The Role of Faith in a Mental Health Crisis

Tuesday May 10, 2022
I’m not a mental health professional, nor am I trained to treat even mild mental illnesses. I do, however, know a little about the connection between spirituality and health and its relevance to the role of faith in a mental health crisis.

Greg Cootsona: Do You Mind? Loving God with All Your Mind

Tuesday May 03, 2022
I was recently asked to preach on the final phrase of the Greatest Commandment according to Jesus: “‘You shall love the Lord your God with… with all your mind.’” (Matthew 22:37). Afterward, a neuroscientist in the congregation told me he rarely cries in church, but these words hit home. I hope the message will also resonate with you.

Drew Rick-Miller: “I Was Made to Do This.”

Wednesday April 27, 2022
Reflect back with me to your formative years. Consider the stepping stones that led you to where you are today. Trace the path of discerning your vocation. Hold on to those moments when you see that your work is what God intended it to be....

Maureen Wise: Helping Your Church Make Green Choices

Wednesday April 20, 2022
I am one of many Christians in the sciences who take our stewardship of creation seriously. As a person of faith, I know that small actions (mustard seeds) can add up to mountains.

Greg Cootsona: “But I Still Love Technology…” (An Easter Meditation)

Wednesday April 13, 2022
Our resurrection hope is both personal and cosmic: God will “transform the body of our humiliation that it may be conformed to the body of his glory” (Phil. 3:21) and “create new heavens and a new earth” (Isa. 65:17).

Ed Rosado: Easter: An Epistemological Rearrangement of Hope

Wednesday April 06, 2022
Easter reminds us that there is hope when science has reached its limits.

Drew Rick-Miller: Considering Culture

Wednesday March 30, 2022
Does our biology determine us, for better or for worse? Or is it culture and environment that shape us into who we are?

Drew Rick-Miller: Jesus and Love: The Bible and Science Tell Us So

Wednesday March 16, 2022
Here is a thought experiment: Imagine asking your congregation the first thing that comes to mind from the prompt, “Human evolution.” What kind of responses would you anticipate?

Ed Rosado: Race and Health - The Intersection of Disadvantage

Thursday March 03, 2022
In an article published by The Atlantic, Olga Khazan chronicles a powerful account of Being Black in America. She tells the story of Kiarra, a young African American woman from Baltimore who faces the insurmountable obstacles of a social structure that is hostile to people of color....

Greg Cootsona: Meditating on the Two Books

Wednesday February 23, 2022
We live in a world defined by science and technology, and sometimes it’s hard to see how and where our faith fits. The amazing discovery we’ve made at Science for the Church is that science and technology can dramatically enhance our faith.

Drew Rick-Miller: Science and Public Witness: A Ministry Profile of Holy Trinity Lutheran Church

Wednesday February 16, 2022
While The Standard Model—as we see in the good and faithful work of Holy Trinity—may not be sufficient to undo the church’s decreased influence in our culture, we believe it is a necessary part of the solution.

Drew Rick-Miller: The Standard Model (of Science for the Church)

Tuesday February 08, 2022
This is what Science for the Church is about. Bringing science to church will continue to be awkward or worse until the church learns how to do it and do it well.

Greg Cootsona: Devotional: Beauty Is God-Deep

Wednesday February 02, 2022
I’m currently teaching a Bible study called “On a Crash Course with the Old Testament.” It began at Genesis 1 and thus with faith and science. What was immediately intuitive to my students?

Greg Cootsona: Activated: A Conversation with Technologist Matt York

Wednesday January 26, 2022
Pretty much every day, I rack my brain to find examples for how churches can connect with science and technology to enhance their ministries. On one such day, I thought of my friend Matt York, Executive Director of illuminAid...

Drew Rick-Miller: The Standard Model (of Particle Physics)

Wednesday January 19, 2022
As we prepare to reveal the Standard Model of Science for the Church—how the church can benefit from engaging science—let us first consider its namesake from particle physics...

Edgardo Rosado/Science for the Church: Following the Eastern Star of Epiphany

Wednesday January 05, 2022
It was January 5, 1975, the eve of the Feast of the Epiphany. My big brother and I could hardly contain the excitement of the impending visit of the Three Magi (or Three Kings), a central Christmas tradition in the Latinx community....