History of Science and Christianity

March 20, 2015 ...

Middle Ages (500-1500) Thomas Aquinas taught that God was separate from the world and that experience was necessary to discover what God had done in creation. The idea of “God’s Two Books” (i.e., knowledge from Scripture and knowledge about the physical world come from God and cannot be contradictory) took root. The Reformation Period (1517-1648) …

Medicine and Miracles

March 20, 2015 ...

— Francis S. Collins, “The Language of God: A Scientist Presents Evidence for Belief” Francis Collins, a devout Christian, physician and scientist, led the Human Genome Project that first mapped and sequenced the human genome. The project opened new pathways for medicine. But scientific knowledge cannot heal. The World Health Organization (WHO) defines health as …

The Truth Competition

March 20, 2015 ...

It’s often not so simple in everyday American life. There is a sense that scientists begin with science as truth and then evaluate the Bible based upon scientific presuppositions. And, there is a sense that evangelical Christians begin with the Bible as truth and then evaluate science based upon theological presuppositions. At least this is …

What People Look for in Churches

February 1, 2015 ...

Leith Anderson, president of the National Association of Evangelicals (NAE), said, “The question asks why people choose a church. The answer is that there is no one answer. People choose churches for very different reasons. There are even differences in the most common answers — friendliness, children’s programs and worship music come in wide varieties.” …

Are Science and Faith Compatible?

September 1, 2014 ...

Evangelical leaders were asked to what extent they agree with the following statement, “Sometimes I have to choose between the teachings of my evangelical faith and scientific findings.” Seventy percent disagreed with the statement, with 30 percent strongly disagreeing. “Evangelicals are committed to the authority of the Bible but also are grateful for and respectful …

Cooperation with Catholics

April 1, 2014 ...

“Catholics and evangelicals together make up a majority of our country’s population. We welcome opportunities to join hands on priorities including pro-life values, marriage, religious freedom and loving our neighbors,” said Leith Anderson, President of the National Association of Evangelicals (NAE). “In a fast changing and often polarized culture, we can speak together on biblical …

Billy Graham’s Politics

February 1, 2014 ...

“Billy Graham recognized the importance of engaging in the public square, but he never abandoned his singular focus on proclaiming the good news of salvation in Jesus Christ,” said Leith Anderson, President of the National Association of Evangelicals. “Billy Graham is remembered and respected for the eternal gospel of Jesus rather than the temporary politics …

Taking Humor Seriously

September 22, 2013 ...

The last paragraph of G. K. Chesterton’s Orthodoxy goes like this: “Joy, which was the small publicity of the pagan, is the gigantic secret of the Christian…The tremendous figure which fills the Gospels towers in this respect, as in every other, above all the thinkers who ever thought themselves tall. His pathos was natural, almost …

Evangelicals Go to Prison

June 1, 2013 ...

“I knew that evangelicals were engaged in prison ministry, but I was surprised to see just how many leaders have been personally involved,” said Leith Anderson, President of the National Association of Evangelicals (NAE). “It demonstrates the evangelical conviction that God offers redemption and reconciliation to all, regardless of what they have done.” Many leaders …