I just listened to my sermon from this past Sunday, on God and science. I spent more time preparing for it than for any other sermon I remember…and had more nervousness about how it would work out. But it was fun to preach.
As I listened to it, I wish I had been a bit clearer in the first couple minutes…I had so much information and tried to race thru too fast. I’m thinking perhaps there will be a chance to share more of that in a SCS class this fall or winter? Perhaps Adult Forum?
But I’m hoping some points came out clearly:
A strong opposition to those – some within the sciences and some with literalist biblical views – who would try to force an either-or decision about faith and science.
Our heritage of faith motivating scientific exploration, and our theology of a God who is the source of all and above all and yet one who entered space-time in Jesus.
Science explores the “how” of creation, and speaks of evolution and Big Bang and expanding universe and more. Our faith shares the “who” and the “why” – a God behind it all, one with loving intent, gifting us with relationship and purpose, and a mind and a sense of wonder that leads us to explore and marvel. Wow!
Audio below starts with children’s sermon, then continues with the sermon at 2:40.