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Science opens up faith

It takes faith to do good science

I no longer do church work. Oh, yes, I'm lector on an occasional Sunday. I tie quilts once in awhile and I lead the women's Bible study. But I'm through with church council, teaching Sunday school and confirmation, being on synod committees and commissions, and attending conventions and assemblies.

Yet, I'm leading a Christian life. One even more fulfilling than when my volunteer time was spent in "church work."

What do I do? I'm a docent in a science museum. Yes, a science facility with its emphasis on fact rather than faith. An institution that insists on replicable results rather than miraculous occurrences. A place that considers space-time, origin of life, evolution, plate tectonics and all the rest.



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