Faith and Science in the 21st Century:
A Postmodern Primer for Youth and Adults
Edited by Peter M. Wallace
Aug/2018, 112 Pages, PAPER, 6 x 9
ISBN-13: 9781640650473, $14.95
• Eight noted theologians, each speaking on a topic of science
• Builds on popular videos from the Day 1 radio program
Science or faith? The battle rages, from millennials and GenXers questioning the relevance of religion to older adults who doubt the validity of science (and vice versa), but these two are not mutually exclusive. They can, in fact, be mutually enriching and complimentary, once their proper domains are understood and respected. The Episcopal Church, with its tradition of the “via media,” offers an ideal setting for conversations seeking to bridge the often antagonistic perspectives on both sides.
Faith and Science in the 21st Century presents a way to start that conversation. Built on existing video and audio files produced by the popular Day 1 program with assistance from a John Templeton Foundation grant, this series features notable faith leaders across the denominational spectrum on scientific topics in which they are experts.
Intended for use in a variety of settings, including congregations, schools, and campus ministries, it can be presented as an 8- or 16-session series of studies, but each session can also stand on its own for a one-time formation offering. Media files are available for download at an additional modest charge.
This Leader/User Guide enables groups to foster fruitful discussions of each session topic. It includes an introduction about the program and how it can be used, and detailed session plans to utilize with downloadable audio and video files sold separately on the Day 1 website.
Audience: High school youth, young adults, adults (congregations, schools)
“Not all of us are scientists. But we all do live in the universe, and we are hardwired to be curious about it––our curiosity is one of God’s greatest gifts to us. Here are ways to harness our innate curiosity to the ancient texts and teachings of the church in an exciting spirit of awe and wonder.”
––Barbara Cawthorne Crafton, author of The AlsoLife
“For anyone wanting to lead a study on faith and science, this eight-session study guide for Faith and Science in the 21st Century is a wonderful resource. The guide provides everything a leader would need to confidently lead a group. The accompanying video clips from the Day1® Faith and Science series are visually stunning and theologically thought provoking.”
––Charlaine Apsel, Executive Director for Practical Resources for Churches
“Science and religion are not sparring partners looking for knockouts, but kissing cousins looking to build bridges. Faith and Science helps us span the wondrous gap between what we see and what we believe, sharpening our faith and opening our eyes to new ways of being in the world.”
––Chris Yaw, Founder of ChurchNext
“This is an excellent resource for groups to look into the biblical texts to find where God is still in the creation business. The universe expands and God continually speaks God’s blessing, ‘It is very good.’ The ability to use this hybrid resource to explore faith, science, and technology will help those who struggle combining their faith beliefs with their scientific understanding of the world.”
––Bill Campbell, Forma Executive Director