Fridays 7:00 p.m. at
Wisconsin Lutheran Chapel
220 W Gilman St. (just off State St.), Madison, Wisconsin
You are welcome to join us at any time and bring interested friends, too.
This is a time for discussing and sharpening our views on the controversial issues that tended to separate science and Christianity for a long time.
And a time for listening to what experts in physics, astronomy, biology, philosophy and theology consider to be reality.
We shall read and discuss literature displaying Christian, agnostic and atheistic views, trying to
Many of us are Christians who trust God's word as given in the bible, and therefore dedicate their lives to serving Him. This gives us a different perspective to look at the world. In neither means that we know all the answers nor that we cannnot hold wrong views. But it does mean that we accept God's evaluation of our do's and don'ts, and of what should be important to us.
God is the God of love and truth. Scientists live to honor Truth, Christians live to honor God, so we should take advantage of each other in a loving attitude, to strengthen our own calling by God.
It is my hope that you enjoy these meetings, that you learn something, and that you learn to be more able to express your thoughts and questions on the subject both here in the group and later in life.
I would like to be able to present instant answers to all these questions, but unfortunately a thorough understanding of any of these problems requires a long time of patient study. The truth is often hidden from us, and our desire to reach a quick conclusion often prevents us from even gaining that measure of truth which is accessible to an open and self-critical mind.
I don't know the answers to most of the above puzzles. But I want to go with you some steps along the fascinating and rewarding road to understanding the best, although often mutually exclusive, views. It seems that, just as physicists consider the building blocks of matter from the contradictory points of views of ``particles'' and ``waves'' to get the right description of matter, so truth may involve being aware of the contradictory points of view that partially explain things.
Science and Faith
My Views on the Christian Way of Life
Gesprächskreis Glaube und Wissen
Gedanken zum Leben als Christ
my home page (http://www.mat.univie.ac.at/~neum)