Thursday, March 13, 2008

Yet Another Book to Read!!

The Gatehouse News Service has a story of another book on faith and science by a physics professor at Eastern Nazarene College in Quincy, Massachusetts. The gentleman, Dr. Karl Gilberson laments the recent polls indicating widespread adherence to creationism.

So, he has joined the fray with a new book, “Saving Darwin: How to Be a Christian and Believe in Evolution.” The book is scheduled to be released by HarperCollins in June with a foreword by Francis Collins, the director of the National Human Genome Research Institute.

Already the author of numerous scholarly works, an international lecturer and the director of Gordon College’s Forum on Faith and Science, Giberson has now written what he calls his first “message book,” aiming to reach believers who are trying not to be torn between heart and head.

What he says resonates with me as well:

“If you propose the idea that the universe is random, with no purpose, instead of saying that it was created by a loving God, the creationists win hands down,” Giberson said.

For those who see understanding God and the universe as a more complicated enterprise, “you have to wrestle with what the Bible means,” he said. And, in the face of that, “you believe your faith is true.”

Just as I believe mine is.

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