Sunday Morning Sermon – A Renowned Scientist Tenderly Explains His Faith

Donald Miller

Every Sunday we feature a brief “sermon” from an unlikely source. This week we feature Francis Collins, the geneticist who led the Human Genome Project. Collins came to faith later in life and in this interview with CNN, talks about why. I’ll chime in after the video.



Just the other day my girlfriend and I were paddling across a lake off the Jefferson Memorial. A duck went by and Betsy tried to get a picture. As I steered us closer to the duck, it hit me again. It hits me about once a month. How can anybody not believe there is an intelligent design behind all this? Not only are the colors of the duck amazing, but my brain is amazing for even being able to process that subjective reality. And also for knowing the thought the duck is amazing is subjective in the first place. And all this an accident? It’s a rationally absurd position. This is, of course, no proof of Christianity. But it’s certainly a logical idea. I’m grateful people like Fancis Collins, of whom I’m convinced is not alone in his faith amongst the scientific community. He expresses so plainly and disarmingly his belief in God. Not only does the duck give me faith, but Fancis does as well. There’s something that made us. My reason tells me that. My faith says Jesus has something to do with it. I hope you found this short interview encouraging and that it stimulates thought and conversation.

Donald Miller

Donald Miller

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