My schedule is a little unusual this week, so this post will be brief. I did want to share with you a podcast I heard recently with Ian Binns. He was the guest on Social Science Hour (previously Science Social Hour), a program that had me on previously as well. Ian Binns is a science educator who currently focuses on training elementary school teachers to be better equipped as science teachers. Over the course of the interview, Binns also shares some about his own faith journey and his interest in helping folks navigate science and religion together. I really appreciated his perspective as an educator and I thought you might as well.
Binns is apparently a relative newcomer to the Bible, or at least to in-depth Bible study, and he has been sharing his reflections as he reads through it for the first time. I thought that was a worthy project worth supporting, and some of you may be thinking through some of the same questions he is. He’s also got his own podcast, Down the Wormhole, on science and religion topics like climate change and human origins. I’m looking forward to giving it a listen myself.
And while I’m sharing links, I should also mention Sy Garte’s testimony as he shared it with Christianity Today recently. Like Binns, Garte came to the Bible as an adult. And both men have found science helpful in their faith journey, rather than a hindrance. If you want to hear of Garte’s story, check out his recent book The Works of His Hands.
I hope you find something worthwhile in these resources, and I hope to be back to a more typical format next week.
About the author:
Andy has worn many hats in his life. He knows this is a dreadfully clichéd notion, but since it is also literally true he uses it anyway. Among his current metaphorical hats: husband of one wife, father of two teenagers, reader of science fiction and science fact, enthusiast of contemporary symphonic music, and chief science officer. Previous metaphorical hats include: comp bio postdoc, molecular biology grad student, InterVarsity chapter president (that one came with a literal hat), music store clerk, house painter, and mosquito trapper. Among his more unique literal hats: British bobby, captain's hats (of varying levels of authenticity) of several specific vessels, a deerstalker from 221B Baker St, and a railroad engineer's cap. His monthly Science in Review is drawn from his weekly Science Corner posts -- Wednesdays, 8am (Eastern) on the Emerging Scholars Network Blog. His book Faith across the Multiverse is available from Hendrickson.