Skeptics in science, such as Lawrence Krauss and Richard Dawkins, claim that science and faith are incompatible. To them, faith in science is much like the proverbial oil in water. The two cannot blend. On the other side of the equation, many Christians think the same as they see science as “manmade inventions” incontrovertibly opposed to the Christian religion of faith–often stemming from a faulty definition of “faith.” However, to the surprise of skeptics on both sides, faith and science can not only coincide, but they can ironically complement one another. Today, we are joined by Amanda Lanier. Mrs. Lanier is a botantist who serves as the curator for the Reynolda House in Winston-Salem, NC, under the oversight of Wake Forest University, and is also a devout Christian. On today’s podcast, Amanda will discuss how science has deepened her understanding of God, and how science and faith are truly partners instead of enemies.
1. Amanda discusses how she came to faith in Christ (2:48).
2. Explanation of her job as a curator for Reynolda House (5:40).
3. What do you say to scientists who say that faith and science cannot blend (8:10)?
4. What do you say to Christians who feel that science is opposed to the Christian faith (11:15)?
5. Has science benefited or deepened your faith in God (15:45)?
6. Do you see signs of God’s design at the cellular level and within plant life (19:39)?
7. What are some of the most major environmental issues facing us today (21:40)?
8. What is the Christian’s role in preserving the environment (29:37)?
9. Brian Chilton’s closing thoughts about the Christian’s role as a caretaker of the environment (33:30).