I came home from class this past Monday night and was greeted by this sight.
One of the things that I enjoy about teaching in PUBLIC school is that I get to share my faith in unexpected ways. This past week I began a unit on the formation of the solar system. I love teaching this unit. We talked about the nebular theory and the big bang theory. Then, it happened.....
EVERY SINGLE TIME I teach this unit a student will ask me if I think God created the universe. I assure them that YES I believe God created the universe. I also tell them that what I hope they will come to understand and appreciate is the beauty and complexity of that creation. I don't want them to take it for granted.
Sit down for a moment and really think about all the pieces that have to be in place for life to exist on Earth. It is staggering. Accident or lucky chain of events? I don't think so.
For me, teaching science does not contradict my faith. I've had people ask me how I can teach science in public school. I reply that the more I learn about science, the more I am amazed at the greatness of God.