Group Discussion Guide: Bridging Faith and Science
Lesson 3 — Putting it into Practice
Praveen challenges us to cultivate virtues like fortitude and longsuffering so that we can pursue the ministry of reconciliation in our work contexts.
These virtues—like most virtues—don’t come naturally to us. Why do you think this is? What are some practicable ways that we can develop these virtues? Be specific.
Can you think of a time when your views were dismissed out of hand because they come from a place of faith? What did that feel like? How did you respond?
How can you follow Christ’s example of longsuffering the next time your work is unfairly criticized or dismissed?
All the way back in the 2nd century, Justin Martyr wrote: “Whatever things were rightly said among all men, are the property of us Christians.” In other words, whatever is true—in any place, time, or field—is true because it reflects God’s character. As such, Christians can claim scientific truth as God’s Truth.
How would your work in the sciences change if you thought of it as discovering God’s Truth?
How has your view of the relationship between science and religion changed as a result of Praveen’s comments?