How can we open doors to constructive conversations about science, faith and truth?
This New York Times article titled I'm a Climate Scientist Who Believes in God. Hear Me Out by Dr. Katharine HayHoe dives into her experience talking with people in the Christian Community about Climate Change.
Here's a little excerpt:
"...my favorite question is the one I often hear from fellow Christians: “Do you believe in climate change?”
One of the first times I remember being asked this it was by a visitor to the evangelical church I attend here in Texas, who was surprised (and possibly a little horrified) to learn that the pastor’s wife was a climate scientist.
“No, I don’t!” I cheerfully replied.
A puzzled silence ensued. Wary of calling out the pastor’s wife, the man haltingly asked, “But aren’t you ... didn’t you just say you study climate science?”
“That’s right,” I said with an encouraging nod.
“So how can you not believe in it?!” he asked, perplexed.
And with that question, he opened the door to an incredibly constructive conversation about science, faith and truth."
If you hit a paywall, the article is available as a pdf below.