Science is the pursuit of understanding the material world; of measuring, analysing, interpreting and modelling. But what does it mean to be a scientist who works to understand the wonders of creation - and who also seeks the counsel of the Creator?
Increasingly scientific research is seen as the source of all truth and authority, yet most people have little understanding of what that research involves or how it affects them. Does the scientist have a responsibility to ensure their work is applied for the benefit of wider society? Should personal integrity influence research andday-to-day interactions with colleagues? Can the issue of “science vs faith” be answered honestly, thoroughly and graciously? How do we communicate the goodness of the gospel to the scientific community - and how do we help our churches to understand how science and scripture fit together?
The Cross-Current group for Science Researchers will aim to equip brilliant young scientific minds from IFES movements in Europe and Eurasia for a lifetime of serving God in their workplaces. If you work in scientific research, this group is for you! We are looking for people who are committed followers of Jesus and who are early in their careers in academia, industry or the public sector - as Masters or PhD students, post-doctoral researchers or in research & development.
This is a brand new Cross-Current Group and we are currently recruiting members who are ready to join for 2 meetings per year over the next 3 years.
The group will be run by Dr Alexander Fink, and alongside him we will introduce several senior Christian scientists from different fields. Together we hope to learn how to put the God of the Bible back in the centre of our understanding of science, so that we, as His followers understand better how to relate our passion for science with our love for Jesus.
Our first meeting will be from 30 June -3 July 2016, in Woltersdorf on the edge of Berlin. We are receiving applications now, so if you'd like to be considered for a place please submit your details using the following form.
Second meeting 17-20 November - also in Berlin.