About: The Academy for Christian Thought (ACT) is an interdisciplinary ministry to discover the fingerprints of God in every field of inquiry.
Mission: Our conviction that God is present everywhere drives our exploration of the sciences (God’s revelation), history (God’s presence), and theology (God’s witness) to explain the reason for our belief with integrity and compassion.
What we do: ACT conducts educational field trips to museums, host lectures, seminars, and master-classes in the history and philosophy of the Bible, science and theology.
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Why the focus on science and theology?
“We face a younger generation that’s wrestling with these issues, and we need to wrestle with them ourselves… I still haven’t settled on a plausible answer to the historical Adam question, for instance… I’m struggling with it, but I need safe places in which to explore with other Christians who are also willing to explore.”
Richard Mouw, Professor of Faith and Public Life at Fuller Theological Seminary
Berean Bible Study in session
Taking a closer look at Liang Bua Satu (LB1), the first skeleton of the remarkable Hobbits, 3-foot tall humans who lived 50,000 years ago in Flores, Indonesia
Visited Ron Clarke’s discovery of Little Foot at Sterkfontein in South Africa, recently classified as Homo Prometheus. Ron was kind enough to lead some of us to see the fossil inset, before it was excavated out. A replica is now on display at the AMNH in New York. I conduct tours to the Hall of Human Origins there every year on behalf of the Center for Interdisciplinary Research.
This is an original wall painting of Sogdian Nestorian priests found at the site of Afrosiab, near the Silk Road town of Samarkand, modern Uzbekistan.
Leading a guided tour of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City
Seminar by historian Professor Paul Lim of Vanderbilt University
Teaching courses on the Theology, Philosophy and History of the Bible
Ron’s messy prep table on expedition to India on the origins of Indian religions
The steps down to Pinnacle Point, South Africa, where humans first learned to count time by studying the stars in order to calculate when it is safe to collect muscles during low tide and not get drowned by rising tide with the lunar phases change.