Massachusetts Institute of Technology-trained physicist Dr. Deborah Haarsma spoke to students, faculty and staff about the intersection of science and faith during a convocation lecture in the Belmont University Chapel on Wednesday.
“Science displays God’s glory, extravagance and power,” Haarsma said. “I believe that looking out in the universe can show you a lot about God’s beauty and grace.”
Haarsma is president of the Biologos Foundation, which invites the church and the world to see the harmony between science and biblical faith. She is also co-author of “Origins: Christian Perspectives on Creation, Evolution, and Intelligent Design” and is part of the Cambridge University Faraday Institute’s Test of Faith multimedia curriculum.
“When I look at the development of the universe through the eyes of faith, I remember He is our creator and incarnate savior,” Haarsma said. “God’s world always has more layers of mystery for his image-bearers to discover. He designs natural processes and sustains them faithfully over billions of years to produce structure and complexity.”
The Christian-faith development convocation was co-sponsored by the College of Sciences and Mathematics and the American Scientific Affiliation.