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Irenaeus of Lyons and the Opulence of God. — 2 Comments

  1. You might consider calling it Priests, Deacons, and religious of science. Since you mention you will focus on clergy who use their ministry as a witness to the relationship between faith and science. As you know, Deacons, like me, have secular jobs to support ourselves. Myself, I work in a specialized field of cardiac surgery. A very scientific field. I constantly use my faith and clerical training in my interaction with patients but also in how I approach the world concerning the scientific aspect of my field. Out of the 3 divisions of clerics (bishops, priests, and deacons), deacons are the rare exception. Unlike priests, they have one foot in the secular world and unlike lay people, they have one foot in the ecclesiastical world. By the nature of who we are, I know I am constantly approaching my field with an innate desire to bring Christ to others (though it can be difficult) and in my homilies I am bringing the secular and scientific world into the church and Church.
    One example is when I get into theological discussions with someone in the OR who might question God, I tell them to look at the clotting cascade in humans. The chance of it happening randomly is extremely unlikely. It is a simple example but I like to use it as an justification for intelligent design. Keep up the good work!

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