The Modern World’s Reverence Of Science Has Gone Too Far

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I’ve been meaning to write about this topic for a long time, but somehow just never got around to it. To me, it reeks of common sense and obviousness, but to many others, it’s something they haven’t really thought about. Science’s place as the ultimate truth-finder in the modern world is taken as a given. But is it really? I contend that it isn’t.
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About Joe Kim

Joe Kim grew up in the church and thought himself to be saved at a young age. However, as he got older, the hypocrisy he saw in the church caused him to have doubts. It wasn't until he started confronting atheism head-on that he dug deeper in apologetics and found the answers he had longed for. With his inner doubts resolved, a fire was lit in his heart and he has been passionate about Jesus Christ ever since. Joe lives in Virginia with his lovely wife, Maryanna. He is currently pursuing an M.Div at Liberty Theological Seminary and plans to work full-time in the ministry. Read more articles by Joe Kim at live2believe.org

What is Science?

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 Christians are viewed as having a superficial or even non-existent understanding of science and the world we live in. Non-Christian, humanist, atheist “free-thinkers” would even go so far as saying we turn a blind eye to the world and the scientific knowledge that is to be gained by scientific inquiry. 

Although I believe this general characterization of Christians to be pretty accurate, it certainly doesn’t correctly define us all. There are plenty of Christian scientists in the world, countless Christian science teachers, and prominent Christian professors who are able to balance a knowledge of God with the human knowledge discernible through the sciences. [Read more...]

About Brad White

R. Brad White is the Founder and President of Changing the Face of Christianity Inc. Brad is a former atheist and became an "on fire for God" Christian in 2005. In 2008, Brad became incredibly burdened by what he perceived as a Christian faith far off course, and Christians far from living the teachings of Jesus Christ. In 2010, Brad submitted to the calling to reverse these negative Christian stereotypes, by starting "Changing the Face of Christianity" (a 501c3 Texas non-profit corporation). Read more about R. Brad White

Don’t Know Much About Science?

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One area Christians are viewed as superficial or “behind the times” is in our knowledge and understanding of science. Unfortunately, we are viewed as turning a blind eye toward scientific inquiry. This blindness feeds the stereotype that our faith is superficial and unreasoned.

We are viewed as turning a blind eye toward scientific inquiry.

Of course, there are quite a few Christians scholars, professors, philosophers, and theologians deeply engaged in the scientific debate. These Christians are learning about science, evolution, intelligent design, and the origins of the universe and life on earth. Instead of putting their heads in the sand, they are rolling up their sleeves and trying to understand life’s most compelling question: Where did we come from and why?

Where Did We Come From and Why?

The answer to both questions is God. But those committed to education and intellectually honest debate are trying to prove that argument using science, philosophy, archeology, history, logic and reason. It is by no means a superficial faith. It is highly reasoned…even if others disagree with our Christian or religious beliefs.

Understanding the Bible Isn’t Enough

The majority of Christians we researched DON’T participate in the science debate or seek scientific understanding. Instead of looking outside the Bible to corroborate it’s overall message and purpose, many Christians just hold to the position that the Bible is enough.

However, if we are to sit down for dinner with a “free thinking” intellectual atheist, you had better have done your homework. To have a meaningful conversation with an agnostic scientist, you will quickly learn how much you don’t know about the world we live in.

We Must Do Our Homework

Again, for those Christians engaged in the debate, there are many scientifically valid and logically sound reasons to believe in our God. There are historical documents which corroborate Biblical stories about the miracles, crucifixion, and resurrection of our savior Jesus Christ.

Take the time to educate yourself, or you will come across as superficial and uninformed to non-believers, and unworthy of a meaningful conversation.

But if you don’t take the time to educate yourself, to study them, and to internalize them… you will come across as superficial, uninformed, and unworthy of a meaningful conversation.

You Can Help

You can help reverse this negative Christian stereotype of not knowing much about science by 1) seeking to understand the world we live in and the compelling proofs to God’s existence, and 2) sharing what you have learned with others.

We will soon be providing a Christian education store with recommended reading materials, and other educational materials such as videos, podcasts, articles, and other blogs. Raise your awareness and arm yourself with as much knowledge on science, evolution, metaphysics, and intelligent design as your mind can absorb.

Join us in reversing the negative Christian stereotype of having a superficial faith and lack of understanding in the area of science.

About Brad White

R. Brad White is the Founder and President of Changing the Face of Christianity Inc. Brad is a former atheist and became an "on fire for God" Christian in 2005. In 2008, Brad became incredibly burdened by what he perceived as a Christian faith far off course, and Christians far from living the teachings of Jesus Christ. In 2010, Brad submitted to the calling to reverse these negative Christian stereotypes, by starting "Changing the Face of Christianity" (a 501c3 Texas non-profit corporation). Read more about R. Brad White