Science and Religion Resources
The WesleyNexus website is designed to provide resources
to individuals and groups who are interested in science and
share the heritage of John Wesley as part of their faith
tradition. The goal is to build an understanding of how
science, religion, and theology can better inform one
another among persons in a growing online community.
Visitors to the WesleyNexus website are encouraged to
download resources for their own needs in addressing
issues in the dialogue between science and religion.
Feedback from participants regarding any resource will
always be welcomed and appreciated. WesleyNexus is
committed to developing dialogue among those who choose
to participate, following general rules of courtesy that one
expects to encounter in a face-to-face open discussion.
To that end, we encourage visitors to the website to register
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an occasional newsletter and important notices.
Science and Religion Discussions
Through all of its online activities, WesleyNexus endeavors
to broaden a growing dialogue among thoughtful persons of
faith who take science seriously. We believe this will result
in a rich and diverse conversation encouraging growth and a
deep respect from and for all persons with differing views on
many matters both simple and complex. There will not be a
doctrinal or theological litmus test imposed on any
|“Science without Religion is Lame,
Religion without Science is Blind.”
WesleyNexus was created in 2009 as a nonprofit
organization dedicated to the dissemination of sound
information about the dialogue between science and religion
within the Wesleyan tradition in the 21st century.
WesleyNexus emerged from the dialogue among a core
group of dedicated clergy, academics, and lay persons in
greater Washington, D.C. This group now seeks to support
others who share the conviction that science, religion, and
theology should not be mutually exclusive. Instead, each
field should inform the other on a whole array of
contemporary issues. As Albert Einstein stated (“Science
and Religion” Symposium, 1941, p. 46),
William Cleary is a writer,
and poet who lives in
Burlington, Vermont and
is the author of prayers and
poems reflecting a deep
appreciation for our evolution shaped world.
Samples of his work can be found here.
Braddock Street UMC June 23, 2013
Walter Shropshire, Jr.
|Lake Lowell, ID, 2013
Picture by Thomas Oord
|WESLEYNEXUS sponsored an overnight discussion
event at West River Center
September 19-20, 2014 (Friday night till 4:00 pm
See the recent newsletter for a summary of the
|Science, Story, Scripture:
Living Together with Understanding
|Models of the God World
by J Turri
<<< Video is now available
Evolution Weekend, 2016: Technology and Biomedical Ethics
With a camera,
In this issue:
What the 2017 Eclipse Asks Us About Our Church Ministry, by Jennifer Secki Shields
Conversations on The Uncontrolling Love of God
American Scientific Affiliation Conference 2017 – Golden, Colorado
Science and Religion: Conflict or Consonance? By Alexander Stern
How Fossil Fuel Money Made Climate Change Denial the Word of God by Brendan O’
First Support for a Physics Theory of Life By Natalie Wolchover
Gene editing: Gateway to Promised Land, or key to Pandora’s box?
Is God Finite? By Roger Olson
Science Mike brings religion, science together
Science and Religion in Huntsville, AL
Donate to Discovery & Faith
|Evolution Weekend, 2017
Are Our Children At Risk?
Video Available Below
To view event page, click here
Youtube video of the Evolution
Weekend program for 2017:
Are Our Children at Risk?
|Connecting Public Science Participation
April 28, 2017
|From Tom Oord:
We are excited to announce 6 confirmed dates and
locations to celebrate the release of Uncontrolling
Love: Essays Exploring the Love of God with
Introductions by Thomas Jay Oord!
Sept. 24 - Nampa, Idaho
Oct. 7-8 - Junction City, Kansas
Oct. 14-15 - Nashville, Tennessee
Nov. 4-5 - Portland, Oregon
Nov. 11-12 Boston, Massachusetts
Dec. 2-3 - Cleveland, Ohio
March. 8 - Leeds, UK
July 2018 - Basel, Switzerland
Also on Facebook Live on August 24 and 25 for
24 hours, meet the contributors of this new book
of essays. See the Facebook page here.
Scheduling information is found here.