A New Parable About Christianity and Science

I have to admit that not every great idea in my head made its way into Mere Science and Christian Faith. (And I’m sure some bad one inserted themselves. I just don’t know which ones they are!)

There’s a parable that arrived after the book was published, but that’s found its way into almost every talk I’ve done since its publication. (For example, you can find it in this interview.) In this “laying alongside of two things”—the technical definition of a parable—I draw from my experience in two academic institutions: a marvelously secular ivory tower, the University of California at Berkeley, and an icon of rigorous theological scholarship, Princeton Theological Seminary.

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