Welcome to our project page ‘Equipping Christian Leadership in an Age of Science’. On this site we provide information on the project, share useful resources and act as a reference point for those within the Church, but also those outside of it, who are interested in the interplay between science and Christianity.
This multi-stranded project seeks to resource church leaders in their own engagement with science – for example, science-related debates and policy.
The project emerges at a time when the ‘conflict model’ of science and religion pervades much of popular culture. Figures such as the New Atheists (Dawkins, Dennett, Harris and Hitchens) have achieved notable success with their publications criticising religion and promoting science.
This is not the full story.
There are plenty of historical and modern examples of scientists who view the relationship between science and religion as mutually enhancing. Our aim is to allow such voices to be heard, and for church leaders to engage in dialogue with scientists of faith and those of no faith. This is how we aim to challenge the caricature of the conflict model and present a more nuanced account of science and Christianity.
This project has five overlapping elements.
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For more information on the project click here.