• Humility And Understanding Devotional

    Hebrews 11:3

    Science helps us understand how the world operates, and one thing that it cannot do is draw conclusions that are logically impossible. If a scientific conclusion is logically impossible, we know it is an erroneous conclusion. When we encounter things we cannot explain, the solution is not to posit an illogical solution but to admit with humility that we do not yet understand fully and to continue studying the phenomena. View Resource

  • The Equivocation Of Chance Devotional

    Romans 11:33

    The word chance is often used as a stand-in for God in science, as if we are saying, “We do not know what caused this, but whatever it is, it cannot be God.” Thus, using chance to explain away God is both ignorant and arrogant. The depths of God’s workings cannot be discovered in full detail, so many would rather assume He does not exist. But it is more humble to say God is the first, ultimate cause even if we do not fully know how He works all things out. View Resource

  • Chance: The Great Myth Devotional

    Proverbs 18:18

    hance has no power to cause anything; it can only measure the likelihood of a future result based on known conditions. When we speak of chance at all, we must always speak of it under the assumption and recognition that everything is foreordained according to God’s sovereign plan (Eph. 1:11). We do not live in a universe governed by blind fate but by the wisdom and goodness of our Creator. View Resource

  • The Role Of Reason Devotional

    Acts 17:1–9

    Even our Savior used both induction and deduction in His ministry. For example, when arguing with the Sadducees about the resurrection (Matt. 22:23–33), He considered the evidence from the text inductively and then deduced a conclusion from it. To interpret Scripture correctly, we must use both induction and deduction, so it pays for us to have a basic understanding of how these analytical processes work. View Resource

  • Science And Hermeneutics Devotional

    Ecclesiastes 1:5

    Many of the supposed conflicts between science and theology would not exist if we would be slower to speak and quicker to learn from other disciplines. Scientists and theologians often end up speaking past one another because they have not taken the time to gain even a basic understanding of each other’s area of study. Let us endeavor not to repeat this error View Resource

  • Explaining The Phenomena Devotional

    Romans 1:19–20

    We need both science and theology for a full under-standing of the natural world. For example, God sends the rain, and rain is caused by the accumulation of water in the clouds. Each explanation is true—God is the primary cause of rain according to His sovereign decree, and the clouds produce rain according to their role as secondary causes within God’s plan. Our knowledge is impoverished if we neglect science or theology. View Resource

  • Science And Theology Devotional

    Genesis 2:19

    A universe governed by chance gives us no foundation for science. Without God’s promise to preserve the natural order, we have no reason to be certain that we can make predictions about the past or future. And if we cannot do that, we cannot trust that the results of our experiments can be repeated, making it impossible to test the experiments of others, which is vital to scientific advancement. God’s revelation alone gives us a basis for science. View Resource