Dualistic thinking has all but stopped the conversation between scientists and theologians. Until we are willing to see the facts of science as the actions of God and the revelation of God as an affirmation of the created order,, we will not find the common ground we need to talk about our existence.
Theologians need to stop portraying science as some kind of attempt to deceive us or turn us into atheists. And scientists need to recognize that theology (while not a physical science) uses symbol and story to point toward and affirm aspects of life that scientists are discovering right and left. We need to stop the conflict between molecules and metaphors.
When scientists and theologians can meet in this non-dual appreciative place, we will create the space for one of the most interesting and amazing conversations that has ever taken place on this planet. Only when the voices of science and theology are combined will we ever make full sense out of “the heavens declare the glory of God, and the firmament reveals his handiwork.” When science an theology unite to be a choir, we will at last sing, “this is my Father’s world” the way it is meant to be sung.