I started the core module in May, and am very glad that I did. Looking at the Intelligent Design controversy for the last 10 years was instrumental in reconnecting me with my faith, as was seeing how empty the answers were outside the Gospel and how terrible the fruit of those answers are in the world. Along with getting believers to acknowledge their heart questions (instead of suppressing them) and seeing the importance of spiritual community and communion, I’m very interested in helping believers find that harmony between the head and heart in loving God. Like the many Americans living one paycheck away from poverty, many believers are one or two crises/disappointments away from being overwhelmed by the questions lurking in the backs of their minds. And the world’s answers are waiting in the wings for just those opportunities. Believers need more than just to know how to parry questions and issue rebuttals. We need to understand why non-superficial answers are important.
I’m also currently an Outreach Coordinator for the Southern California chapter of the Science and Culture Network [https://bit.ly/2MYxXm8], which is just now starting.
Glad to be here.