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Science Corner: The Top-Down Route to your Community

Question: What I am seeing is that the understandably busy lives of even highly motivated Christian professionals often lead them to become more and more isolated from those parts of society most in need of outreach, friendship, and fellowship from Christians. So…how can those in the hectic years of research, working on getting those final papers done for the PhD, etc., not lose touch with the problems within their own local community?Read more…

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Trouble in Mind: Attending to the Interplay of Mind and Body in Treating Depression

When I finished my post-doctoral research in biochemistry, my career took a turn that was both unexpected and a surprise to my graduate student and post-doc colleagues. I had gone out on faculty interviews at two different universities, expecting to pursue the “traditional” academic route for science Ph.Ds.Read more…

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Science Corner: I just want to say one word to you — Plastics

What I personally find interesting about our plastic problem is that what made plastic so attractive is also what makes it so troublesome — it’s very durable, at least chemically. It doesn’t rot; it doesn’t readily break down via the chemistry that occurs naturally around us. This desire to build something that lasts is understandable, and one that the Bible acknowledges and even affirms to an extent. Yet maybe there is also a kind of grace in building things which won’t last. Read more…