Prayer is not a substitute for action. Rather, it is a preparation for it and often a summons to it.
John ZuHone, PhD grew up on a farm in east central Illinois where the night sky was very dark, and early on developed a passion for astronomy. His parents indulged his interests with a small telescope and a Commodore 64 personal computer at age six. Today, John is a postdoctoral research associate in astrophysics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and uses some of the world’s fastest supercomputers to simulate collisions between clusters of galaxies, the most energetic events in the universe since the Big Bang.
Science says space debris formed the Moon. Others say it was God. They’re both right.
If humans have learned over eons that intercessory prayer doesn’t “work”, why do we keep doing it?
How would our religious perspective change if we discovered life on other planets?
I hold these things together: God indeed made the Sun and the Moon, and it pleases God to let us discover how it was done through the work of science.
Astrophysicist and Christian John ZuHone realizes that in both his scientific life and his religious life, he must rely on something “in between” to get to what he’s really after.
For many Christians, Christianity and science are not in opposition; rather, they both serve as ways to search for truth.