Redeeming Expertise

Redeeming Expertise presents a middle-ground case for trust in scientific experts that avoids the extremes of allowing “experts to rule” or of foregrounding populist positions that champion the intellectual superiority of laypersons. Christians who dismiss what communities of experts have discovered about our universe do so at their own peril. Unless the church can trust the best knowledge of the modern world, that same modern world will not trust the church.

Baylor University Press, october 2021

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Against Methodology in Science and Religion

Following the lead of Thomas Kuhn, many scholars in the field of science and religion have offered proposals that purport to show how theology and science are compatible by appropriating theories of scientific methodology or rationality. Arguing against this strategy–by considering the common failings of Lakatosian research programs, Alister McGrath’s “Scientific Theology” and the Postfoundationalist project of Wentzel van Huyssteen–this book shows why much of this methodological work is at odds with recent developments in the history and philosophy of science and should be reconsidered.

Routledge Science and Religion Series, 2019.

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A Little Book for New Scientists

Co-authored with Steve Donaldson, A Little Book for New Scientists presents a concise introduction to the study of science that explains why scientists in every age have found science congenial to their faith and how Christians in the sciences can bridge the gap between science and Christian belief and practice. If Christians are to have a beneficial dialogue with science, it will be guided by those who understand science from the inside. Consequently, this book provides both advice and encouragement for Christians entering or engaged in scientific careers because their presence in science is a vital component of the church’s witness in the world.

IVP Academic, 2016.

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