Proclaim the Wonder
The age-old conflict between faith and reason is currently being fought on the battleground between theology and science. As scientific discoveries advance, many in the church feel threatened, even though this world clearly belongs to God. Author Scott Hoezee believes...
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The age-old conflict between faith and reason is currently being fought on the battleground between theology and science. As scientific discoveries advance, many in the church feel threatened, even though this world clearly belongs to God. Author Scott Hoezee believes that the pulpit is a crucial vehicle for modeling and promoting a positive celebration of science's contribution to the understanding of creation. Beginning with a defense of the authority of Scripture, Proclaim the Wonder helps readers distinguish between science as a physical field of inquiry and "scientific naturalism," which often turns science into an atheistic religious or philosophical point of view.After establishing the fact that there is no necessary clash between theology and science, Hoezee summarizes some of the more recent discoveries in the fields of physics and cosmology, as well as current ideas about the biological and mental nature of human beings. He highlights intriguing scientific facts and points t
Unique resource shows preachers how to reference the exciting advancements in science to reveal the handiwork of our Creator.
Suggests ways preachers can become more comfortable with religion-science issues, so they can positively address science from the pulpit and foster calm discussion among Christians.
ScottHoezee is an ordained pastor in the Christian Reformed Church in North America. He serves as the first Director of the Center for Excellence in Preaching at Calvin Seminary. He has also been a member of the Pastor-Theologian Program sponsored by the Center of Theological Inquiry in Princeton, New Jersey, where he briefly served as pastor-in-residence. Hoezee is the author of several books and resides in Michigan with his wife and two children.