The Wesley Ministry Network (associated with Wesley Theological Seminary) has created a new DVD course entitled Religion and Science: Pathways to Truth, hosted by Dr. Francis S. Collins, former director of the National Human Genome Research Institute, and author of The Language of God: A Scientist Presents Evidence for Belief. I have not seen this course, but I suspect it will have a number of good insights, not only on the issues related to origins, but also regarding bioethics and environmental issues. Collins is a theistic evolutionist (and an Evangelical), so this series probably won’t present a view popular with young-Earth creationists or intelligent design advocates.
I like the title of the course, because I view both religion (specifically, Biblical Christianity) and science to be pathways to truth. Conflicts arise only when we misunderstand Biblical revelation or nature. In the end, when we have perfect knowledge of each, there will be no conflict between the two.
I’m mentioning this course because they have somehow considered The GeoChristian worthy of a link on their Links to Other Websites page. I’m in there with the big guys, such as The John Templeton Foundation, The American Scientific Affiliation, Reasons to Believe, the Institute for Creation Research, and the Evangelical Environmental Network. I’m not sure how I ended up on the list, but I pray that my writing would make a valuable contribution to those who come here because of their involvement in the Religion and Science: Pathways to Truth course.
Grace and Peace