RJS over at the Jesus Creed has just posted a wonderful “starting point” for the search of truth, that both takes science and religious belief seriously. There is a wonderful discussion going on.
I posted my comment on the thread below as well.
RJS, I don’t want to play devil’s advocate, but why/how can you fall back on this? Is it because without, it you are no longer “housed” in the Christian camp?
“We have no institute or confession to fall back on – only belief in God the Father Almighty, maker of heaven and earth, in Jesus Christ his only Son our Lord, and in the Holy Spirit, as we move forward.”
I feel like we all are in search of “truth”, but we tend to forget that our view of truth is not 100% without bias or predisposition. It just can’t be, based on how we learn and grow. And it makes these discussions near impossible. Readers are probably thinking right now… well, you’re assuming your view of the “truth” is accurate. I have to proceed like this (but with caution) because what is the alternative?
And here’s the kicker… science comes closest to hitting the mark of that 100% figure. That’s why we have got to take it seriously and why it’s attractive to take the findings of science (and methods) to their logical extreme. Those of us that are scientists and believers in God live in an extreme tension but we believe it to be not only worth it, but the best explanation of all of the “data”.