Worship Blog for July 13: Science & Religion: Trust and Faith

July 6 Particle Accellerator

Week Two of our July Series on Science and Religion takes us into the waters of “Trust” and “Faith”. Carl Sagan defines superstition as believing something while lacking evidence. We won’t go into great detail on each of them, but lurking underneath our message this Sunday are the Proofs for the Existence of God.

Scientists are sticklers for two things: Evidence, and Consensus. It is a most relevant question to ask: Is there evidence for the existence of God? But one has to be extremely careful with such “evidence”. Humans of every stripe, not just the religiously inclined ones, are subject to intense pressures from emotions and from our will to believe what it is we want to believe – regardless of the evidence..

This week: “Trust And/Or Faith”. Get your brain in gear. Let’s commit to doing two things together today – Let’s Worship; and let’s Think!

Our Scriptures for this Service:

Proverbs 3:1-8   Hebrews 11:1-4    John 17:1-5

Today’s Message:    Trust and Belief

 

Naomi Oreskes: Why We Should Trust Science

Crackdown on Scientific Fraudsters

Does Evolution Explain Religious Beliefs?

 

Mark Demers

Want to talk about sex, politics, spirituality? So do I. I grew up in a religious home in the 1950’s and 1960’s. Our country was reeling from assassinations and the devastation of the Viet Nam War. Looking for something beautiful, I got a degree in music, married the love of my life and had children. Looking for God, I then went to seminary. Looking for something that might transform the world, I became a local church pastor. Now, I’m always looking for people who want to talk about important things. I cherish conversations with emerging leaders, people who are antsy to try an idea they believe would change the world for the better. I’d would love to hear from you.