Tech leaps in the Global South
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Tech leaps in the Global South

“Never limit yourself because of others’ limited imagination.” This quote from Dr. Mae Jemison, the first Black woman astronaut in space, reminds me that we serve a God whose creativity and power reaches far beyond our imaginations. But I have often limited others, boxing them into my tiny vision of what was possible. In 2005,…

Big Science
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Big Science

Three massive science instruments are poised to reveal more about God’s creation. The James Webb Space Telescope, successfully deployed one and a half million kilometres from Earth, is delivering amazing pictures of the scope and beauty of the cosmos. Near Geneva, Switzerland, the upgraded Large Hadron Collider, operated by CERN (from the French for European…

Deregulation of GMOs causes concern for Council of Churches
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Deregulation of GMOs causes concern for Council of Churches

For three months last year, Health Canada invited feedback on new rules for “Novel Food Regulations” with a specific focus on plant breeding. Since 2006, the insertion of foreign DNA has triggered a Health Canada safety assessment of genetically modified plants and foods. As new genetic engineering techniques like CRISPR have been developed, plant breeders…

The gifts of Cain
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The gifts of Cain

Genesis begins in wonder and mystery. We learn of God’s creation and provision for this world. We discover his care for the creatures he made, especially humans. And we hear how sin entered the Garden of Eden. These events frame our understanding of the rest of Scripture. But there are other stories we tend to…

The mysteries of Our Lord
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The mysteries of Our Lord

Science is constantly stretching the boundaries of what we know. In looking at God’s creation, we find numerous mysteries to explore and understand better. And yet, some mysteries will remain with us forever, beyond the ability of science to penetrate. shifting boundaries Scientists are well aware of the boundaries of our knowledge. Significant unresolved theoretical…