If Nietzsche’s madman ran into the middle of Harvard Yard, waving his iPhone flashlight above his head and yelling, “God is dead!”, not even the tourists milling around the John Harvard statue would bother glancing away from their selfie sticks. We all know the popular narrative. Science and reason have disproven God. Faith in Christianity is self-imposed immaturity, an emotional crutch, an anti-intellectual delusion. Secularism is the modern West’s metaphysical default. Today’s madman is the person who runs into Harvard Yard, waving a magazine above his head and yelling, “God is still alive!”

That, more or less, is what we’re trying to do.

We believe that scientific reason and Christian faith are like our senses of taste and smell—we cannot have either one at its best without the other. We are called to love Jesus Christ with all our heart, soul, and mind. The following pages come from careful thinking about how to apply that tripartite vision of seeking and knowing God to some of the largest stumbling blocks facing our generation today.

We don’t pretend to know all the answers, but we do know that we’re asking the most important questions. This is not the end, but it is the road. We hope that you’ll find however many steps you take along it with us to be illuminating, challenging, and, above all, cause for further conversation.

Lauren Spohn
The Harvard Ichthus