As I reference in this month’s essay, so much is made of the declarative statement: “I’m spiritual but not religious.” And while that may be a way of not wanting to join a religious community, the whole concept of being spiritual in a religious community, as we explore in this issue, does not mean science is not recognized either.
As George Murphy writes in this month’s feature, “The description of the Spirit in the Nicene Creed as “Life-giver” means the Spirit is the giver of all life…. The Spirit is “Lord and giver” of all life, and science, of course, is very much concerned with life!”
There is much to explore, across our world and even the universe. Are you ready to read more and learn about the theological response to what is happening in science? One place we will happily point you is one of the most widely respected academic journals dedicated to religion and science, Zygon: Journal of Religion and Science, which is now freely available online via the Open Library of the Humanities.
We hope you enjoy this month’s issue as we prepare for Faith & Science Sunday that will be held at many churches across the U.S.
Susan is an author with a long-time interest in religion and science. She currently edits Covalence, the Lutheran Alliance for Faith, Science and Technology’s online magazine. She has written articles in The Lutheran and the Zygon Center for Religion and Science newsletter. Susan is a board member for the Center for Advanced Study of Religion and Science, the supporting organization for the Zygon Center and the Zygon Journal. She also co-wrote Our Bodies Are Selves with Dr. Philip Hefner and Dr. Ann Pederson.