Werner Schmidt launched from the 1st commandment (“Thou shalt have no other gods before me”) to highlight the long-running dispute between an anti-intellectual branch of the church that sees science, reason and philosophy as primarily in conflict with Scripture, and intellectuals who see Scripture as an impediment to our stewardship of the natural world. Werner quoted at length from Francis Collins’ book “The Language of God”. Collins, as the lead researcher on the Human Genome Project, understandably felt this discovery was the most significant in a thousand years, but also emphasized that bioethical considerations of this research must also be discerned, both by scientists and by people of faith. This, Collins felt, should be the goal of people of the book – to study the natural world as carefully as we study Scripture, so that we can help interpret God’s word to those who might otherwise be seduced by science to the exclusion of all else. Our unique role as interpreters demands we see truth wherever we find it – in all the sciences, arts, and Scripture. [AP]

Service Details

Passage: Deut. 6:5-13; 2Ti 2:15-21

Communion: Yes

Ecumenical or Event: Lent V

Potluck Lunch: No

Congregational Meeting: No

Worship Team

Speaker: Werner Schmidt

Worship Leader: John Friesen

Song Leader: Ann Marie Neudorf

Pianist: Andre Pekovich

Usher: Erna Friesen

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