Practical Science, Practical Faith
As a Physics student who prefers the theoretical to the practical, Naomi Brehm takes a moment to think about how in both our science and our faith we need a good balance of both...
It’s far easier to read a book on generosity than to give radically, to learn about God’s love than to show it
I could sit and read, spend time in the bible, pray, study and debate theology – and those are necessary things - but I will not grow until I act. Until I step out in faith, open myself to error and rejection, embrace sacrifice and pain, like Him. I will not mature unless my theology seeps into my daily decisions. My heart and mind won’t be changed ‘til my hands and feet are involved.
Hear me out – there’s nothing wrong with books, discussions and coffee shops (I’m a sucker for them), and bible studies and prayer are vital to our faith journey.
My year of theoretical modules has been comfortable but often feels so abstract. Similarly, faith without works is safe, but dead
Naomi is currently studying Physics at Durham University, and has been a student rep on the CiS committee. She enjoys engaging others in discussions of science & faith, whether debating with university friends, teaching workshops in secondary schools with ‘God and the Big Bang’, or weaving Physics lessons into the occasional sermon.