Many people regard science as the most important means to discover truth and solve all problems of humanity. While science plays a vital role in this and it can be great fun to unravel the mysteries of God's creation, it needs the right social and ethical framework. It's also important to accept its proper place alongside other disciplines.
The Cross-Current Science group has two main purposes:
1) To support our participants in how to be faithful witnesses for Christ in their workplace, by giving them time to think through tough ethical questions which we are often confronted with in our jobs.
2) To equip participants with orientation and good arguments relating to apologetic questions about science and faith, in order to be able to give a reason for the hope that is within us.
During the programme we spend time working through the six Cross-Current character virtues and considering how they apply in the professional scientific context.
Meetings consist of a mixture of lectures, group discussions, Bible studies and mentoring. We often invite external speakers who are Christians in different scientific fields and who share with us how God has worked in their lives, what they do and like as research topics, and how they relate this to their faith in God. These speakers often focus on specific ethical and apologetic questions in their fields, such as artificial intelligence and bioethics.
The curriculum for the Science group is often guided by the interests of our participants; in the past we have covered topics like the big bang, the fine-tuning of the universe, questions around creation and evolution, the origin of life, climate, bioethics and genetics, and the difference between human beings and AI.
Every participant is encouraged during our course to develop an individual apologetic talk and present it in the protected environment of our group where we discuss it together. Wherever possible we also arrange an apologetic outreach event in a European country with local groups.
If you feel interested, please contact us and apply for the next group, or suggest it to your friends!