God and Nature

For the past six years, I have been a member (and now a fellow) of the American Scientific Affiliation (ASA). From the ASA web site

The ASA was founded in 1941 as an international network of Christians in the sciences. As scientists, members of the ASA take part in humanity’s exploration of nature, its laws, and how it works. As Christians, ASAers want to know not just how the universe operates and came into being, but why it exists in the first place. 

We in the American Scientific Affiliation believe that God is both the creator of our vast universe and is the source of our ability to pursue knowledge — also, that honest and open studies of both scripture and nature are mutually beneficial in developing a full understanding of human identity and our environment

The ASA publishes a peer reviewed, scholarly journal, Perspectives in Science and Christian Faith, and a less formal online magazine, God and Nature . I have published papers, book reviews and articles in both.

The founding editor of God and Nature, Emily Ruppel Herrington, is stepping down to pursue other career interests. Emily is a good friend of mine, and she has done an outstanding job as Editor-in-Chief of the magazine.

I have been asked to step into the role of Editor-in-Chief of God and Nature, and I have accepted this honor with humility and gratitude for the chance to serve the Lord and the community of scientific believers who publish their ideas in that venue. I am fortunate that Ciara Reyes, a gifted editor, writer, and molecular biologist will continue to serve as Managing Editor.

I ask the readers of this blog to pray for the continued success of the magazine, and for me as I take on this new role. I am very likely to approach some of you to contribute essays, musings, memoirs, etc. to the magazine. Meanwhile I encourage everyone to consider joining the ASA, even if you are not an active scientist. Please check out the website for information on membership categories.

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5 Responses to God and Nature

  1. resonate47 says:

    Sy, a million congratulations! I got the email about this news from the ASA a few days ago. I’m super excited for you and look forward to seeing the future of God and Nature. You definitely have my prayers.
    Much peace to you, my friend.

  2. SheilaDeeth says:

    I’ve just become a follower of ASA and I’m amazed and delighted to read God in Nature. It feels like coming home! Thank you!

  3. Jon Garvey says:

    Great news Sy – they couldn’t have made a better choice!

  4. Just read your outstanding essay listed at the top of the “Winter 2018 Contents” for, “God and Nature”. Congratulations on the Editor-in-Chief appointment.

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