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 …

What People Look for in Churches

February 1, 2015 ...

Leith Anderson, president of the National Association of Evangelicals (NAE), said, “The question asks why people choose a church. The answer is that there is no one answer. People choose churches for very different reasons. There are even differences in the most common answers — friendliness, children’s programs and worship music come in wide varieties.” …

Publicly Praying Alongside Non-Christians

January 1, 2015 ...

Leith Anderson, President of the National Association of Evangelicals (NAE), said, “I’m a little surprised by the unanimity of evangelicals praying alongside leaders of non-Christian religions. They believe in the importance of Christian prayer more than they worry about being misunderstood.” Prayer is a central part of evangelical Christian faith and practice. The recent survey …

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 …

Short-term Mission Trips

June 21, 2014 ...

Short-term mission trips can help participants connect and partner with other ministries and give them an opportunity to see what God is doing in other parts of the world. Some studies have shown that short-term mission trips increase participants’ financial giving and prayer for missions, as well as the likelihood that they will become career …