New Findings in Environmental Science and Their Implications for Christians

Science is constantly moving. Dr. Dorothy Boorse, professor and chair of biology at Gordon College and co-author of the textbook Environmental Science now in its 12th edition, has written an intriguing description of the latest developments in environmental science along with insights and challenges it raises for Christian faith. The essay is provided here and is intended as an invitation. Readers are encouraged to take up one of the insights or challenges, or maybe a related one that was not mentioned, and draft an article (typically about 5,000-8,000 words) that contributes to the conversation. These can be sent to Dr. Boorse at Dorothy.Boorse@gordon.edu. She will send the best essays on to peer review and then we will select from those for publication in an environmental science theme issue of Perspectives on Science and Christian Faith. The lead editorial in the December 2013 issue of PSCF outlines what the journal looks for in article contributions. For full consideration for inclusion in the theme issue, manuscripts should be received electronically before 30 March 2014.  [Update: The special issue was published in December 2014.]

For those readers who prefer to take a literary approach in sharing their ideas, please submit essays (up to 3,000 words), poetry, fiction, or humour inspired by Boorse’s invitational essay to emily@asa3.org for possible publication in God and Nature magazine.

Looking forward to hearing your perspectives,
James C. Peterson
Past President of CSCA & Editor of Perspectives on Science and Christian Faith

Dorothy Boorse and two of her students, Jenna Gustavson and Linnea Harrold, investigate pond lilies in a pond at Gordon College, Wenham, MA.

Dorothy Boorse and two of her students, Jenna Gustavson and Linnea Harrold, investigate pond lilies in a pond at Gordon College, Wenham, MA.