Science asks, "How?" but faith asks, "Who?": Middle School Small Groups 11.13.16

What we're talking about

While it seems like science and faith are always at odds these days, believe it or not that wasn’t always the case. In fact, some of the smartest and most influential scientists in history were actually Christians. Rather than viewing science in conflict with God, they saw science as a means to prove God’s powerful existence. In other words, they saw a relationship between the Who and the how. They didn’t have to choose between the Who and how—and the good news is, you don’t have to either. You can believe in God and still have questions about the science of life and creation along the way. As we look this week at what the Bible has to say about God and creation, we’ll see that asking the question of how isn’t wrong at all. In fact, it’s that very question that will lead us back to the most important answer—the Who.

Questions for Conversation

  • What are you learning right now in science class?
  • Have you ever felt like you needed to choose between science and faith in God? Tell us about it.
  • If you have questions or doubts about God or about your faith, what do you normally do about it?
  • What's one example of how science and faith don't have to be enemies?