The battle between science and faith has been around for centuries. Academicians ridicule the Bible and think of its beliefs as baseless and equally unbelievable. Meanwhile, religious sectors think that science is simply preposterous to doubt the existence of a supreme being. This quandary seems to be unending that it has divided the world in two factions, the scientists and believers. However, despite these oddities, there was an astrophysicist named Hugh Ross who was able to find a harmony between science and faith.
Hugh Ross has founded Reasons to Believe, an institution that researched on cosmological breakthroughs to show how modern astrophysics affirms the scientific statements from the Holy Bible. A Christian devout and an agent of science at the same time, he gives lectures to colleges and universities on how it is possible to believe both science and the Bible at the same time. He believes that science and faith are not contradictory to each other, but very different areas that will nonetheless end up in a single road that most people are not yet aware of.
Looking back on his education, Hugh Ross has always been on the top of his class, the cream of the crop, and the achiever. At age seven, physics and astronomy captured his young and unadulterated mind. It all started with the curiosity as to why the stars are hot. Ten years later, he became the youngest Director of Observations for Vancouver’s Royal Astronomical Society. With scholarships and fellowships aplenty, he was able to finish his studies with a degree in Physics at the University of British Columbia and Astronomy at the University of Toronto. Due to his exceptional mind, he was even sent to the United States for postdoctoral studies.
Aside from astrophysics, he also studied the Holy Bible on the side. He has read hundreds, maybe thousands of books but he was only able to find one book that is scientifically and historically accurate, which is the Holy Bible. Not only was he convinced that the Bible was the word of God, but the past, present and future of the entire world yet people refused to believe so.
This led Hugh Ross, with other colleagues, to have founded the science-faith think tank Reasons to Believe. In this institution, they keep track of all scientific breakthroughs, news and discoveries and connect it with the biblical theology. In this light he has also written books recorded podcasts, takes interviews and conducts lectures to challenge students, professionals, churches, and basically the rest of the world to rethink their beliefs and open their hearts and minds to the possibility that science and faith isn’t really as opposites as many people would like to believe.