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.
We recently launched a second Science group which 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). Dr Fink has been leading the Institute for Faith & Science in Germany (Institut für Glaube und Wissenschaft, www.iguw.de) since 2015 which also hosts the apologetic website www.begruendet-glauben.org. 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 Science 2 group, please register below or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Meeting 2: 2-5 May 2019 at EC Begegnungs-und Bildungszentrum in Woltersdorf, (near Berlin) Germany. The cost of the weekend will be €135, including meals and accommodation.
Meeting 3: 21-24 November 2019 in EC BuB Woltersdorf, (near Berlin) Germany.
Meeting 4: 12-15 March 2020 at the A Rocha Centre Domaine des Courmettes, Route de Courmettes, 06140 Tourrettes-sur-Loup, France.
Meeting 5: November 2020 in Woltersdorf, (near Berlin) Germany - final dates tbc (shortly)