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: Matthew Morris, Associate Professor of Biology & Co-Chair of Biology, Ambrose University
1. Why did you choose your scientific discipline?
I chose biology out of a love for biodiversity, a desire to better understand evolution and how it might affect my faith, and a desire to help steward creation.
2. What is one of your favourite Bible verses and why?
Revelation 21:4 – hope for the future! Also, Genesis 1:2, simply because it contains so much depth of meaning; you could study it for your entire life and not understand all of it—likely true for many passages.
3. Which Canadian city or landscape do you love exploring and why?
I just went to Botanical Beach by Port Renfrew on Vancouver Island for the first time—and it became my favourite place in Canada. The tide pools there are extraordinary.