Millennials & ScienceJune 22, 2015
I wrote the cover package for the latest issue of Word&Way (a Baptist newspaper in the Midwest). The theme for the issue is "Millennials & Science."
The first article, Millennials Integrate Science, Religion Differently, looks at generational differences as young Christians consider issues of faith and science. The article includes comments from Jonathan Merritt (a millennial who writes about faith and culture issues), Ken Keathley (professor of theology and director of the L. Russ Bush Center for Faith and Culture at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary), and Hillary Glauser-Patton (who teaches biology at Southwest Baptist University and serves as director for SBU’s Darrell R. Strait Center for the Integration of Science and Christian Faith).
The second article, Young Adults Concerned about Environmental Issues, looks at the environment as one area where Millennials may show change from previous generations. The article includes comments from Aaron Weaver (communications manager for the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship), Merritt, and Robert Parham (executive director of the Baptist Center for Ethics).
I hope the articles spark more consideration of the important intersections between faith and science, and perhaps help us find ways to integrate them better than in the past.