Astronaut Jeffrey N. Williams (Colonel, U.S. Military, Ret.) lately spoke on the opening of an exhibit featured on the Museum of the Bible in Washington, D.C., known as “Scripture and Science: Our Universe, Ourselves, Our Place.” The exhibit is an exploration of “the Bible’s position within the historic relationship between science and faith.”
Williams instructed Christian Headlines, “I get the query on a regular basis—‘How can I be within the enterprise that I’m [in] and be a Believer on the identical time?’”
The query is comprehensible. Williams obtained his Bachelor of Science in utilized science and engineering from the U.S. Army Academy in 1980, a Grasp of Science diploma in aeronautical engineering and the diploma of Aeronautical Engineer from the U.S. Naval Postgraduate Faculty in 1987, and a Grasp of Arts diploma in Nationwide Safety and Strategic Research from the U.S. Naval Conflict Faculty in 1996. He’s a bonafide scientist.
On high of that, he has an in depth navy profession. From aggressive parachuting as a cadet, to changing into an Military aviator in 1981, adopted by a three-year project in Germany within the third Armored Division’s aviation battalion. By 1992, he was an experimental take a look at pilot and by 1996 was chosen to be a NASA Astronaut, spending 534 days in area and 32 hours in spacewalks.
However his background in science, after Williams retired, he went on to launch a faith-themed e book with photos he took from area known as The Work of His Arms: A View of God’s Creation from Area.
Discussing the obvious dichotomy between science and faith, he instructed Christian Headlines there’s a “public notion that science and the Bible are in battle.
“So early in my profession, even again within the 90s, I spent a variety of time finding out the theme.… Trendy science as we all know it, actually got here out of the conviction that the Bible was true and that God is the Creator, as He has revealed Himself within the Scripture. And in that creation, He provisioned it and ordered it.”