Tiffany Nakla: Connecting My Faith and Science – APU Articles

Raised in an Egyptian Christian family, Tiffany Nakla ’22 grew up attending a Coptic Orthodox church where the beautiful prayers and hymns sung in Arabic and Coptic during the services deeply moved her and inspired her faith. Transitioning to college, Nakla enrolled at Azusa Pacific University where her faith continued to flourish. “At APU I … Read more

Navigating science’s moral future

When the COVID-19 pandemic began in 2020, researchers announced they had created the first living robot. These so-called “xenobots” are programmable organisms created from the stem cells of African clawed frog embryos – or Xenopus laevis. Just two years later, researchers announced that xenobots were spontaneously reproducing. This shocking and concerning news was not widely … Read more

Commentary: Believe in science? Bad big-data studies may shake your faith | Columnists

Coffee was wildly popular in Sweden in the 17th century – and also illegal. King Gustav III believed that it was a slow poison and devised a clever experiment to prove it. He commuted the sentences of murderous twin brothers who were waiting to be beheaded, on one condition: One brother had to drink three … Read more

Understanding reality is not a battle of faith- Big Think

Sometimes I feel discouraged when I witness the gulf between science and the general public. Sure, millions of people are avid consumers of science books, podcasts, TV shows, and videos, and that is wonderful. When I was growing up in the 1970s, it was much harder to access science. There were magazines like Scientific American … Read more

On Faith: Science vs. religion? | Perspective

The John Templeton Foundation has just made a multi-million dollar grant to the Lumen Christi Institute in order to foster discussion about the relationship between science and religion at some of the top universities in America, including the University of Chicago, University of Southern California, University of Pennsylvania, Cornell and Harvard, among others. While Lumen … Read more

Faith, Science, and Francis Collins

On June 26, 2000, the physicist Francis Collins, then the director of the National Human Genome Research Institute, stepped up to the podium in the East Room of the White House in front of President Bill Clinton, high-ranking US officials, and foreign dignitaries. A team of more than a thousand scientists, led by Collins, had … Read more

Pearls: Pitting science against religion is rarely a good idea |

The other day, I watched a little YouTube video where television personality Bill Nye (‘the Science Guy’) refuted the possibility of Noah’s Ark having ever navigated the waters of a cataclysmic ancient flood. I’m not going to write about my specific views on faith or science in this column. I’m going to write about utility … Read more

Seminary presents exploration of science and faith

WHY do some Christians, especially some evangelicals, distrust science? Why do they turn to YouTube or social media for information about something like the pandemic? Why are they reluctant to rely on experts? Those are some of the questions that will be addressed by Josh Reeves, author of the book Redeeming Expertise: Scientific Trust and … Read more

Geology and faith – Insights Magazine

Review: The Greywacke, Nick Davidson, Profile Books. The Greywacke tells of a chapter in the grand history of geological discovery in Britain in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. Greywacke is a type of sedimentary rock, a jumbled flotsam that had puzzled geologists until Adam Sedgwick and Roderick Murchison, the subjects of the book, painstakingly sorted, … Read more