i am going to ask you to do a little homework before you respond to this one.
- read tim stafford's blog post, "evangelicals and science"
- read michael spencer's post at internetmonk, "niki made her choice and, apparently, so did we"
- stafford gives two accounts of christians with vocations in science, and the troubles this caused them with their christian communities. both became increasingly detached from their christian friends and the life of the church because of the disapproval they felt from fellow believers in light of their work as scientists.
- imonk tells about niki, a brilliant student from japan exposed thoroughly to christianity while pursuing her education here in the states. yet, she returned to japan an atheist. why? here is her explanation: “when people here explained to me what they must believe as christians, I always ask them about evolution, and they say 'you cannot be a christian and believe in evolution.' so i cannot be a Christian, because I believe that evolution is true.”
in my opinion, the church needs to talk. now. this is serious.
today's van gogh
starry night, 1889