The God-given ability to focus on problems and solve them creatively positions us as uniquely for evangelism as it does for research.
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Christ, in the Sermon on the Mount, encourages his disciples to “Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow […]” (Matthew 6:28b, ESV). In doing so, Jesus calls us into a deep contemplation of the created order, not as an end in itself, but as a means of knowing God.
The message of the Bible is that we are created to relate to the world around us. The thrill of the scientist is that the natural world is exciting to discover. And that drives the processes of science.
Is faith in God fundamentally irrational? Many people think it is. As someone with a PhD in theoretical chemistry who worked in academia for over a decade, I’ve heard my scientific colleagues offer three main justifications for this comparison.
To my surprise, reflecting on what it’s like to be known, my theology, and my scientific experience turned out to illuminate each other in ways I didn’t expect.