A second post in the series from Biologos:
Robin Pals Rylaarsdam, acting dean of the College of Science and professor of biological sciences, Benedictine University
My faith provides motivation and meaning to my work. God, the source of all things, has given me a world that is understandable and a mind that can comprehend bits and pieces of the cosmos. I’m not the first person to note that when I learn something new through experiment, I am briefly sharing that “secret” with the creator, God– a sure call for me to praise the Lord in delighting in my work. Additionally, I believe that Christians are called to be part of the redemptive work of Christ, and so some of my scientific work has been directed at developing drug therapies for a rare genetic disease.
Rhoda J. Hawkins, lecturer in the Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Sheffield
I grew up with a fascination about the world around me and a love for God’s creation. I wanted to find out more about that world, because God saw that creation was “good.” So my faith in the creator God drew me to study that creation through science. The more I find out about that creation through science, the more I am lead to wonder and worship the creator.
S. Joshua Swamidass, assistant professor of laboratory and genomic medicine, Washington University in St Louis (member of BioLogos Voices)
I am struck by the sharp limits of human science; it cannot make sense of the Resurrection, the cornerstone of my faith. It cannot even demonstrate that genocide is wrong, an obvious and important truth for all of us. Consequently, I know that science is not a complete account of the world.
More responses from believing scientists can be found here.