We hear two mantras often when it comes to science: the science is settled, and science and faith cannot and should not interact. Joining us today is Matthew Young (hillsdale.edu), Dean of Natural Sciences and Professor of Chemistry at the vaunted Hillsdale College. He pushes back on the idea that people of faith are not thinking people and that faith and science should not work together. After all, God created the awesome and wonderful things that scientists study. Professor Young also describes what Hillsdale College is doing to encourage open dialogue in science so people are free to explore and debate and get to the truth without political or ideological pressure.
Today, we welcome a guest from northern England, programmer and software author Andy Thomas (kuiper.zone), to discuss his new article titled 'Was Nietzsche Premature in Declaring the Death of God.' It's a sophisticated philosophical discussion today about science, God, the nature of free will, and the essence of reality. So why bring this up? He writes in his article that modern science demolishes any reason that we've had for thinking any one of three things: that God wasn't needed anymore, that God didn't exist, or that God couldn't exist. We're going deep on today's podcast!
Vaccine mandates, disastrous Afghanistan pullout, narrative spin by the media – it's enough to make one crazy. On today's podcast, John and Steve look at a variety of topics including the Texas abortion ban bill, whether the vaccines work or not, vaccine mandates, and the uncertainty around covid messaging. Narrative seems to rule over truth. With all the confusion surrounding narratives and messaging and science report wars and constant angst, there is something positive to focus on – faith in Christ. It orients you and offers hope, stability, and a never-changing message in a chaotic world.