Why look intently at the creation and try to understand it? Because it's cool; God thinks it's cool. He gets delight from it, rides around on it. He rejoices in it. To enter the examination of God's creation is to share God's delight in what he has made. It's his creation. He made it. He thinks it's great.
Tuesday, April 28, 2009
Steve Matheson, who is Associate Professor of Biology at Calvin College, just posted this transcript of a talk he gave at Calvin a few years back: Quintessence of Dust: Stealing it back.
Christians who accept evolution are often treated with suspicion and mistrust by other evangelical Christians. I experience this first hand, along with a general disdain for science common among many of my friends. This contempt for the scientific exploration of our world and universe is baffling to me. As one who loves and worships the Creator, nothing seems more natural to me than to explore his Creative handiwork as deeply as possible. And science has given us many tools to do just that.
Matheson, an outspoken Christian evolutionist, has this to say about his enthusiasm for science:
Matheson goes on the explore the roots of the generalized fear and mistrust of evolutionary science so common among Christians today. In doing so, he builds a case that science has been hijacked by unbelievers, and that it is time for Christians to take it back. I encourage my friends to read his comments. Click here.