Christians in Science

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Christians in Science (CiS) is a British organisation of scientists, philosophers, theologians, ministers, teachers, and science students, predominantly evangelical Christians,[1] concerned with the dialogue between Christianity and science.[2] The organisation was started in the 1940s as one of the professional groups of IVF (now UCCF), and was known as the Research Scientists' Christian Fellowship from 1950 until it adopted the current name in 1988.[3]

It took on financial independence from UCCF in 1996.[4] The organisation has over 850 members, is a member of the Evangelical Alliance, and includes R. J. Berry and John T. Houghton as two of its more noteworthy members.

Along with the Victoria Institute, it publishes Science and Christian Belief twice yearly.[5][6]

Statement of Faith[7]Edit

Christians in Science is an "explicitly Christian society", and full membership is open only to those who can affirm the following "Statement of Faith", though it is possible for corporate bodies such as libraries and individuals who do not wish to make the declaration to become associate members.

I declare my belief in the triune God as creator and sustainer of the universe, and my faith in Jesus as Saviour, Lord of all and God.

I acknowledge the Bible as the Word of God and its final authority in matters of faith and conduct.

As a steward of God's world, I accept my responsibility to encourage the use of science and technology for the good of humanity and the environment.

I agree with the aims of Christians in Science.

Aims of Christians in Science[8]Edit

Science and faithEdit

To develop and promote biblical Christian views on the nature, scope and limitations of science, and on the changing interactions between science and faith.

To bring biblical Christian thought on scientific issues into the public arena.

Faith and the environmentEdit

To stimulate responsible Christian attitudes and action towards care for the environment.

StudentsEdit

To help Christians who are science students to integrate their religious beliefs and their scientific studies.

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Young, Davis A., and Stearley, Ralph F., The Bible, rocks, and time: geological evidence for the age of the earth, p. 156, InterVarsity Press (2008), ISBN 0830828761, accessed 5 November 2009
  2. ^ Schwarz, Hans, Creation, Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing (2002), p. 121, accessed 5 November 2009, ISBN 0802860664
  3. ^ "Scientist who established the Mullard Laboratory and made Britain one of the world leaders in space studies," The Times, 11 February 2004, accessed 5 November 2009
  4. ^ history Archived February 3, 2007, at the Wayback Machine
  5. ^ World Evangelical Fellowship, Evangelical review of theology, Volume 15, p. 191, Paternoster Press (1991), accessed 5 November 2009
  6. ^ "Creation or Evolution: Do We Have To Choose?'", Christian Today, 14 August 2008, accessed 3 November 2009
  7. ^ Membership declaration (statement of faith) Archived 2007-04-07 at the Wayback Machine
  8. ^ Aims of CiS Archived 2007-04-07 at the Wayback Machine

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