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: E. Janet Warren, Family Physician, Medical Psychotherapy Practitioner, Lecturer at Tyndale University, Interdisciplinary scholar
1. Why did you choose your scientific discipline?
Well, I’ve had many and I think I’m still choosing! I studied psychology because human thoughts and behaviours are fascinating, to put it mildly. I studied medicine as I wanted to apply my knowledge and gifts in a practical way. I studied theology because God, his Word, and his Spirit are . . . hard to describe! But I love them. Probably my favourite current discipline is attempting to integrate them all.
2. What is one of your favourite Bible verses and why?
You expect a theologian to have only one?! It’s a tie between Gen 1:1 and John 1:1 – both so simple but say so much, with layers and layers of meaning, continual new interpretations, inspire awe and have profound implications for us and our world.
3. Which Canadian city or landscape do you love exploring and why?
I love northern Ontario, but only if exploring it in summer, on foot or canoe or kayak. It really is so much more than rocks and trees…