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Callings in Conflict? Pursuing Scientific Excellence and a Life of Faith


Widespread sentiment suggests that science and faith are at odds, at war for leadership in modern culture. Yet many of history’s great minds were people of deep faith. They were driven to science by an insatiable hunger to learn about and celebrate God. Can Christians working in the sciences recover this passion without compromising professional excellence Can we seek truth in science and in Scripture?

Those will be a few of the questions DIFW will ask at a Forum on February 15 at the Colorado School of Mines on “Callings in Conflict? Pursuing Scientific Excellence and a Life of Faith.”

Our keynote speaker will be Praveen Sethupathy from Cornell University, a geneticist and a board member at Board of BioLogos, a nonprofit that promotes the harmony of science and biblical faith through an evolutionary understanding of God’s creation. It’ll also feature a panel of local scientists who endeavor to life a life of faith and scientific integrity.

I hope you’ll join the conversation in less than two weeks. Here’s a taste of what’s to come: