Tuesday, November 01, 2016
To the mountain and the hill,
Where the pure water flows:
Let us enter into the heart of the thicket.
St. John of the Cross
I'm off to Mt. St. Mary's in Maryland tomorrow, to give the 2016 Ducharme Lecture: In the thicket of this world: doing science as a person of faith. The title is taken from a commentary on the Spiritual Canticle: “God passes through the thicket of the world, and wherever His glance falls He turns all things to beauty.”
What does it mean to do science as a person of faith? I'm going to argue that at least for me it means approaching science as I approach prayer. Contemplatively. Open to mystery and beauty and awe. Drenched in the details. Caught in the burning layers of grace and creation. With humility and a dash of humor.
And I'm grateful that for this trip, there's no change in time zones!
There's a livestream at the link.
Posted by Michelle at 8:51 PM