Last night, our church hosted a discussion on Science and Theology as the final installment of our Living Faithfully series. As I listened to the talk, I thought it might be interesting to provide some of the resources that have shaped my own thinking in this area. To make a long story short, I entered the ministry after six years studying Biology and Molecular Biology, so it has been an important thing in my faith to integrate these two fields that are sometimes seen as polar opposites.
Here are a few books and a resource that have been helpful to me:
- Science, LIfe, and Christian Belief by RJ Berry and Malcolm A. Jeeves
- Quarks, Chaos, and Christianity: Questions to Science and Religion by John Polkinghorne
- What about the Soul? edited by Joel Green – This one specifically deals with some of the advances and challenges offered by emerging neuroscientific discoveries.
There are many more, and some that are much more specific and in depth. If there’s a field you’re curious about specifically, either leave a comment or contact me and I can give you more detail.