I’m definitely not a journalist, but this is one particular piece of news that I am particularly excited about, so I’ll pass it on.
For those of you who do not follow the intersection of science and faith, Francis Collins may not be a familiar person to you. For an introduction, I’d recommend reading his wikipedia entry, but he in short was instrumental in the mapping of the human genome and an excellent scientist. He also is a professing evangelical Christian, who has an amazing story of coming to believe in Christ.
President Obama announced on Wednesday that he had nominated Collins as the director of the National Institute of Health, which is an incredibly influential position, and an exciting development for the intersection of the science and faith communities.
I am overjoyed to see a man whose scientific achievement speaks for itself, and is speaking the truth of Christ in a field that tends toward hostility to the God of the Bible. I pray that this appointment would be for the honor and fame of Jesus in a generation of doubt!