“Science tells you how, and religion tells you why.” This is a leading statement from the Cambridge-based Faraday Institute for Science and Religion. Science discovers how the universe, as God’s creation, works. Religion provides an understanding of why we are here, what we are doing, and what we need to do, especially to check our intuitive drive for consumption and destruction.
When approached through this viewpoint, can science and religion be compatible? Can one believe in evolution and embrace genuine religion? All are welcome to join in this discussion.
Our Open Table Discussions are open to all who are curious to discuss this issue facing many people of faith. Ryan Sirmons, a candidate for United Church of Christ ministry at Cambridge University, will moderate the discussions.
We will meet on Tuesday, 28 June at 12:15pm at Serda’s Coffee and at 7pm at Satori Coffee. A second discussion will be held on Thursday, 7 July at the same times and locations.
Spong, John Shelby. “Stephen Hawking and the Death of Theism”, October 7, 2010.
“Not Mutually Exclusive.” United Church of Christ, 2011.
Open Table Discussions are sponsored by Open Table United Church of Christ. Open Table is a faith community that has very recently joined together in Mobile. We are a progressive voice in Christianity. We view science and religion as mutually compatible because we are confident that God is bigger than any limitations that we may set upon God from our own interpretations of the Bible. Even still, the Bible is our core and sacred text, showing as it does the witness of God’s relationship with His people. We are an Open and Affirming church: we welcome all of God’s people, wherever they are on life’s journey. We are rooted in Christian history and responsive to the postmodern world.