According to a recent study by the Barna Group, my generation, the Millenials, are leaving or are opposed to the Church because of their scientific conclusions, or their flexibility with it. I see this as a major problem for the Church and something we will have to face. With growing trends in biological and genetic ethics, the new phenomenons in string theory and neuroscience, the Church will have to either learn to be more accommodating, reconsider there scientific conclusions, or allow healthy discourse in order to continue to appeal to the Millenials. If these presumptions continue to go unnoticed, then Rob Bell’s next book might cause some similar stir like Love Wins did. Bell has said that his next book will be on the topic of Science. My generation is clearly headed to moving out of hyper rationalism and will learn to integrate faith and science, not separate them.
Do you think the Church needs to reconsider their scientific conclusions? (which may include how we have interpreted the Bible)
Do you think the Church needs to cut ties with my generation?
How important is science to your faith?