Students Challenged to Reconcile Faith and Works, Faith and Reason

CHICAGO (AP) - Christian graduate students have been challenged to reconcile both faith and reason and faith and works at Intervarsity Christian Fellowship's Following Christ conference.

Speaking at this week's conference in Chicago was Anglican theologian Bishop N.T. Wright, who said the church today seems
divided between "Epistles Christians" and "Gospels Christians."

Those who emphasize the Gospels, he says, want to emulate Jesus'
good works and compassion, while those who prefer Paul's epistles
focus more on salvation and eternal life. Wright said both are important.

Also addressing the grad students was human genome scientist Francis Collins, author of "The Language of God." He told them that "faith and reason are intertwined" rather than opposed to one another.

(Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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