December 19, 2016
On its 10th anniversary, a Christian scientist recalls how Francis Collins' book can speak to crises of faith.
Thank you for speaking so eloquently about this. The myth that science and faith is an either/or proposition breaks my heart. We need more Christian voices speaking boldly and claiming the truth that there is no conflict between science and faith.
While I own and appreciate this book, there are certainly many points that must be critically examined. Answers in Genesis has a great review of Collins' book for those interested.
Thanks for calling our attention in this engaging, personal way to the importance of Collins work and this book in particular. His follow-up text, The Language of Life, is one I use in my classes and one I'd also heartily recommend to those interested in an honest, Christian perspective on genomics, mutations, and evolution.
Fortunately I have always felt God created the universe with evolution as part of his plan, so I never saw a conflict.
If I remember right, Collins came to Christianity from an atheistic background. His approach and perspective of Scripture differs somewhat from one raise in a faith home. I found this perspective particularly refreshing and somewhat new. I have appreciated Collins book for many years and it shows how one can be intellectually rigorous and Biblically sound together. Thanks for the nice and moving article.
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