Dr. Ben McFarland | Science and Faith, Conflict or Harmony

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Episode 35 of the podcast features an interview with Ben McFarland. Ben teaches biochemistry and chemistry at Seattle Pacific University in Seattle, Washington. He is also connected with BioLogos, an organization that invites the church and the world to see the harmony between science and biblical faith.

Some of What We Talk About:

  • How can there be a harmony between science and faith
  • Where does the perceived conflict between faith and science come from?
  • The philosophy of scientism
  • How interpretation is present in both science and theology
  • Understanding the “book of God” and the “book of nature.”
  • What to say to people who believe that science is all there is
  • What to say to Christians who reject certain scientific ideas (e.g. Big Bang theory, evolution)
  • How is it that we read Genesis 1-3
  • J.R.R. Tolkien leading C.S. Lewis to Christ
  • Listening to various theological voices
  • The importance of order, sabbath, being part of your community
  • Reminding yourself to pray, and how God brings you back from a “default deism”
  • The origins of the title for Ben’s book, “A World from Dust”

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