Science And Faith: A Conversation

Friday, July 20, 2018
Matthew D. Groves
Matthew D. Groves

Matthew D. Groves brings an unusual background to his work: He is a devout Baptist from southern Appalachia and trained as a scientist. When he decided not to pursue a Physics Ph.D., he realized that he has a unique call to a task the Church desperately needs: bridging the gap between the scientific and Christian communities. He has ability to speak both the language of faith and explain science in a non-jargony way, giving his audiences the opportunity to discover harmony in a conversation better known for conflict.

Following graduation from the College of William & Mary with a double-major in Physics and Religious Studies, Mr. Groves began pursuing his Master of Divinity at Vanderbilt University’s School of Divinity. He also serves as the Intern for Science Education at First Baptist Nashville, where he leads Sunday school series on topics relating to science and faith, including the “Big Bang Theory,” climate change, and Genesis and evolution. His work has been featured on NPR’s All Things Considered and is a frequent contributor on Science and Faith to a number of publications. Visit his web page to learn more about him: https://www.matthewdgroves.com/

At 9:30 a.m. on Sunday, July 22, Mr. Groves will lead a conversation on the nature of science and how it relates to Christianity, as well as some common areas of conflict and potential areas of partnership between the two. Using examples from the past and present He’ll help to break down the “either/or” thinking that often dominates the topic. The presentation will take place in the sanctuary.

Centrally located at 650 McCallie Avenue, across from UTC, all are welcome at First Christian Church, a church of service, working for wholeness in a broken world. Visit http://firstchristian-chat.com for more information or call 423 267-4506.


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