For the past 50 years, the Canadian Scientific and Christian Affiliation has facilitated discussions about science and Christian faith in Canada. As part of our 50th-anniversary celebrations, we asked 50 CSCA members to comment on their personal connections to science, scripture, and Canadian scenery. We will share these contributions throughout 2023 in the hope that you will find them engaging and encouraging.
CSCA member of the week: Chris Barrigar, Lead Pastor, The Church of St Mark and St Peter, Montréal
1. Why did you choose your scientific discipline?
I’m a philosopher and theologian, not a scientist, but I chose to be involved in the “faith and science” world because of the challenges of science to the faith I grew up with.
2. What is one of your favourite Bible verses and why?
1 Thess. 5:16-18 encourages and motivates me in the hardest times of my life.
“Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, give thanks in all circumstances, for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.”
3. Which Canadian city or landscape do you love exploring and why?
Quebec City, because it’s so old. Southern Ontario in general because there’s so much to discover!