Wednesday, February 27, 2008

A great new site on science and theology

... has been launched by my friend, David Vinson.


His story reflects, in many ways, a more advanced version of my own on the subject of theology and science (i.e. from sound and solid Fundie to suspicious compromise!).

He writes: 'As a typical American conservative evangelical, I spent over 20 years thinking that the only proper Christian approach to biological evolution was to denounce it, despite my training in physiology (UC Berkeley) and medicine (UC Davis) and an ongoing vocation as clinician and research scientist'.

He continues: 'After years of study, conversation, and conferences, what have I discovered? To my surprise (and relief!) I found that both of my presuppositions were neither necessary nor sensible. Evolutionary science is not inherently atheistic. Rather, like all of science, including medicine, it seeks to provide natural explanations for the way things work. It is not suited to speak to supernatural causes or purposes ... It's been an intriguing and exciting investigation for me. Much has been learned. And I know that more, far more, awaits me. The resources you'll encounter on the following pages are those that helped guide me out of the world of polarized and polemic (and often pointless) debate to a place of congenial and constructive dialogue'.

David's enthusiasm for learning, for honest dialogue and searching questioning is contagious. Enjoy his webpage!


At 2/28/2008 2:10 AM, Anonymous Cliff Martin said...

Is this the site you refer to?

At 2/28/2008 7:50 AM, Anonymous Chris Tilling said...

I can't believe I forgot to put the link up!!!
Thanks for the reminder.

At 2/28/2008 8:16 AM, Anonymous Steven Carr said...

'Enjoy his website'

What is on his website that is remotely interesting? It is just a collection of articles by somebody who thinks the Bible and reality intersect in other than the null set.

At 2/28/2008 8:38 PM, Anonymous Chris Tilling said...

Those who are interested in learning from others, will likely enjoy the site.


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