And so I straddle this very weird line. Science versus Religion. Academia versus Ministry.
When I took this job last year, I wrote a post about the importance of the Both/And as I was trying to wrap my head around this funny place in which I find myself. As this idea gains traction and matures in my mind, I'm starting to ask two questions:
- How best do these two worlds of mine collide?
- To what end?
The answer to the first question is sticky. The how. First things first, when two things are new to each other, there should be introductions. ...social science, meet United Methodism.....rigorous research, meet unbridled worship.....informative lecture, meet passionate song.....head, meet heart......truth, meet spirit....
I think this is a good place to start. Let's first get familiar with one another, shall we?
I know there's a lot of ground to cover as these two worlds begin to melt together, but I can see the makings of a beautiful friendship. May this place of fusion be the fertile ground out of which this ministry grows.