â€œThis book invites you into a timely and healthy conversation about the relationship between faith and science, and it gives you permission to explore questions that many people are wrestling with. . . .This book will no doubt enrich your own growth and understanding on this important topic and whatever ministry context you lead or are a part of.â€
â€”Rev. Will Rose, Lead Pastor of Parish Ministry, Holy Trinity Lutheran Church and Lutheran Campus Ministry, Chapel Hill, North Carolina
How does science enhance faith? Is God relevant in an age of science? If you could mine the brains of thoughtful Christians who specialize in various scientific fields, what would you ask? Whether youâ€™re a student, a professor, an interested Christian, or a curious scientist, this book offers itself as the perfect conversation starter.
I’m thrilled to announce that this faith/science book ESN created over the past few years is now available for preorder! Our goal was to produce an approachable and engaging book that made it easy to start a faith and science discussion group, or explore common questions on your own. As the editor of the book, I’m especially delighted that we were able to collaborate closely with InterVarsity grad students and staff as we crafted it. We asked grad students and staffers what faith/science questions they found most pressing, then commissioned reflections on those questions from thoughtful scientists and theologians. We also field-tested format and content ideas within the InterVarsity network. I believe that process helped us produce a book that thoughtfully guides groups and individuals through an exploration of some of the major questions students have about faith and science, and I’m so excited to share it with you.
We’re honored to feature many talented writers on science and faith in this book (in order of appearance in the guide): Leslie Wickman, Joshua Ho, Greg Cootsona, Garrett League, Ciara Reyes-Ton, Ruth Bancewicz, Andy Walsh, Neil Shenvi, Robert Kaita, David Vosburg, Gerald Rau, Royce Francis, James Stump, and James Ungureanu.
This project was made possible through the support of an award from theÂ Science and Theology for Emerging Adult Ministries project at Fuller Theological Seminary. The opinions expressed are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of Fuller or the STEAM project.Â Many of you have followed along as we published initial versions of each reflection at the blog through our Fuller STEAM faith and science grant. We’re delighted to share the published version with you.
About the author:
Dr. Hannah Eagleson loves building the ecosystem Christian scholars need to flourish and create positive impacts, in the university and beyond. She is Associate Director of InterVarsityâ€™s Emerging Scholars Network, a digital first ministry serving thousands of early career Christian scholars. Dr. Eagleson launched the ESN student/early career track at the American Scientific Affiliation annual faith and science conference. She is the editor of *Science and Faith: Student Questions Explored* (Hendrickson, 2019), and the one-semester guidebook *Scholarâ€™s Compass: Connecting Faith & Work for Academics* (InterVarsity Emerging Scholars Network, 2021), with design by noted liturgical artist Ned Bustard. She also launched the Scholar's Compass online devotional series in her previous role as ESN Editor. Dr. Eagleson holds an MA from St. Johnâ€™s College (Annapolis, MD) and a PhD in Renaissance literature from the University of Delaware.