How do churches care well for scientists? That’s the focus of an article I’m writing for our denominational magazine (The Banner). How have congregations helped or hindered those involved in the sciences to pursue their vocation and calling as a distinctly Christian calling? How can churches be (or become) hospitable places for scientists to be a follower of Jesus and pursue excellence within their scientific field/discipline?
But I need your help. All those involved in the sciences (or if you know someone involved in the sciences forward them this post), can you help me out by commenting your feedback on the questions below (or let me know if you’d rather me email you directly):
- What tensions have you experienced as a scientist and follower of Christ in your congregational experience? Any events/stories that illustrate that tension/struggle?
- What have congregations done well to embrace and affirm your calling as a scientist and a Christian? How have they helped you in your ministry within the world of science?
- What would you have liked to see your congregation do to better understand or equip you as a scientist?
Thanks, in advance, for your help.