Many people regard science as the most important means to discover truth and solve all problems of humanity. While science plays a vital role in this and it can be great fun to unravel the mysteries of God's creation, it needs the right social and ethical framework, and to accept its proper place alongside other disciplines.
What responsibilities do scientists have to ensure their work is applied for the benefit of wider society?
How can personal integrity be lived out and impact research and day-to-day interactions with colleagues?
How can we answer the alleged conflict of "science versus faith" honestly, thoroughly and graciously?
In which ways can 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 aims to equip young scientific minds for a lifetime of serving God in their workplaces.
The existing group will finish its 3-year programme in November 2018. At the same time we will also be launching a second Science group. This new group is open to undergraduates nearing the end of their studies and hoping to find employment in the field; postgraduates and scientific researchers; and those already working in the industry.
The group is run by Dr Alexander Fink, who has completed a PhD in biophysics, worked in industry and for the graduates' ministry of Studentenmission in Deutschland (SMD, IFES Germany), and is now leading the Institute for Science and Faith. He is supported by 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.
To apply to join the next Science 2 group, please register below or email email@example.com
The next Science Group meeting will take place from 1-4 November in Woltersdorf, Berlin.