Archaeology Points to Jesus

March 20, 2015 ...

One critic once exclaimed to him, “How do you even prove Bethlehem exists?” His response was simple. “Where I live,” he said, “I go down to the end of the street, get on a bus marked ‘Bethlehem,’ and I get off at the end of the line.” Elsewhere he has stated, “If the Gospel is …

Conversations With Scientists

March 20, 2015 ...

However, out of curiosity and because of my respect for the National Association of Evangelicals, which was a co-sponsor of the event, I accepted. The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) served as host for a well-planned, well-led day of interaction between approximately three dozen scientists and evangelical leaders. As the world’s largest …

Designing Hope

March 20, 2015 ...

EMI partners with Christian ministries who are providing for the needs of the poor and proclaiming Christ throughout the developing world. These ministries hope to further their reach, but require the facilities (buildings, clean water, electrical systems and, most importantly, a plan) to do so. EMI helps make their calling a reality by mobilizing technical …

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 …

When God and Science Meet

January 1, 2015 ...

Leith Anderson, president of the National Association of Evangelicals, describes the difficulty of engaging in meaningful conversation that respects both faith and science. As laypersons we sometimes wonder if we know enough about science or religion to ask the right questions of either. As scientists we may welcome serious conversations but wonder if others tilt …

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 …

Bioethics and Stem Cell Research

March 11, 2005 ...

Whereas biotechnology is one of the many moral challenges we face in the twenty-first century and those who employ these new technologies may be tempted to treat human beings as commodities. Whereas the National Association of Evangelicals declares it necessary to respond to this moral challenge by setting a clear framework addressing bioethics from an …