Kresta in the Afternoon – June 12, 2018 – Hour 2

+  President Trump finally meets Kim

  • Description: President Trump and Kim Jong-Un finally met late last night US time. Suzanne Scholte tells us what they discussed and whether it will have a lasting impact

+  Bridging the “Faith Divide” with Young Adults (2 segments)

  • Description: Of all the false claims against the Church, one of the most frustrating – and persistent – is the claim that the Church is “anti-science,” and that science and faith are incompatible. Unfortunately, the belief is especially prevalent in young people, who feel they have to choose between science and religion and frequently choose the former. Greg Cootsona gives us some tips for responding to this false dilemma.
  • Segment Guests:
    • Greg Cootsona
      Greg Cootsona (PhD, Graduate Theological Union) is the author of Mere Science and Christian Faith: Bridging the Divide with Emerging Adults. He’s a writer, researcher, and speaker. He directs Science and Theology for Emerging Adult Ministries (or STEAM) at Fuller Theological Seminary, and teaches religious studies and humanities at California State University at Chico. He previously served as a pastor for eighteen years in Chico, California, and New York City. He has been interviewed by CNN, the BBC, the New York Times, and the Today Show.
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    • Mere Science and Christian Faith: Bridging the Divide with Emerging Adults

      Many Christians have been brought up under the assumption that mainstream science is incompatible with genuine Christian faith―so when they see compelling evidence for biological evolution, for example, they feel forced to choose between science and their faith. The devastating effects of this dilemma are plain to see, as emerging adults either leave the faith or shut themselves off to the findings of the scientific community. But it’s a false dilemma. In this book, Greg Cootsona argues against the idea that science and faith are inherently antagonistic. We don't have to keep them scrupulously separated―instead, we can bring them into dialogue with one another. Cootsona brings this integration to a number of current topics in science and faith conversations, including hermeneutics, the historical Adam and Eve, cognitive science, and the future of technology. His insights are enhanced by his work with Fuller Seminary's STEAM research project. Emerging adults want to believe that science and faith can coexist peacefully. Mere Science and Christian Faith holds out a vision for how that integration is possible and how it can lead us more deeply into the conversations around science and faith that confront the church today. (learn more)

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