More and more headlines today have to do with the war between faith and science. To have one, we are led to believe, is to be hostile to the other. Comments by some scientists and televangelists reinforce this notion that this is an 'either/or' kind of battle and that the other side (whichever it is) is to be treated with skepticism and hostility.
As with most 'either/or' scenarios. this is a case of a forced, false dichotomy. We don't need to choose faith over science or vice versa. There are plenty of respected scientists that have a deep and profound faith in God and there are plenty of theologians and ministers that have a great respect and appreciation for science. Since most of what gets published as 'news' today is by definition sensational, these viewpoints are rarely acknowledged which leaves most with the impression that there is a great war going on. 'Wars' and debates always make better headlines than discussions.
About a year ago I listed a couple books that I have found to be very helpful in the discussion between faith and science. They are The Language of God and God's Universe and I have included them again in the booklist on the left, 'Books Worth Reading'. If you'd like to go beyond the headlines and the religious rantings that seem to dominate the airways, these books are a great place to start.