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: Truitt Wiensz, Assistant Professor of Physics and Mathematics at Briercrest College.
1. Why did you choose your scientific discipline?
I chose mathematical physics, and later atmospheric physics, for a discipline since I’m fascinated by the ability to model physical reality using elegant mathematics, and I am passionate about stewardship of the earth.
2. What is one of your favourite Bible verses and why?
This is hard to narrow down! Up there would be Romans 8:18-24.
“I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worth comparing with the glory about to be revealed to us. For the creation waits with eager longing for the revealing of the children of God, for the creation was subjected to futility, not of its own will, but by the will of the one who subjected it, in hope that the creation itself will be set free from its enslavement to decay and will obtain the freedom of the glory of the children of God. We know that the whole creation has been groaning together as it suffers together the pains of labor, and not only the creation, but we ourselves, who have the first fruits of the Spirit, groan inwardly while we wait for adoption, the redemption of our bodies. For in hope we were saved. Now hope that is seen is not hope, for who hopes for what one already sees?“
God’s promise of redemption, guaranteed by the first fruits given through Jesus’ resurrection will be the restoration of all things.
3. Which Canadian city or landscape do you love exploring and why?
Though I live on the prairies and enjoy them dearly, my family and I love hiking and camping in the Canadian Rockies.