I am a medicinal biochemist, which means I discover new medicines and seek to understand how the medicine affects the physiology of diseased cells. Am I playing God when I do these experiments? Can CRISPR be used to bring glory to God? Is part of God’s unveiling of God's kingdom the fact that we now have a glimmer into how God creates or redeems creation?
When we start altering the genetics of an organism, are we playing God? Well, of course we are. I would argue that we are playing God all the time.
An increasing number of people have questioned whether or not research into and the use of GMOs is ethical and whether Christians should be involved with this research. Can Christians in good conscience use GMOs to full our mandate to care for creation?
The primary object of the science of psychology is human nature and how it is expressed in thoughts, actions, and feelings. God created humans to think, act, and feel and be in relationship with other humans.
The goal of downloading brains into computers is based on a materialist worldview which sees the physical world as all there is, as an independent reality, self-existent and hence divine. In turn, it is the materialist reduction of what it means to be human that allows the rapture of the geeks to be conceivable
Christians don't all agree on the best way to frame a specifically Christian view of the student. Drawing on Niebuhr's idea that there are various ways to think about the relationship between Christ and culture, let's look at three biblically-informed ways Christians have come to view the young humans sitting in our classrooms.