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Mass. college gets $200K to teach pastors science

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WENHAM, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts Christian college has received a $200,000 grant to help pastors become more scientifically literate.

The BioLogos Foundation grant will fund a project by two Gordon College biology professors to give pastors more confidence when dealing with issues where science and faith intersect.

Professor Craig Story said there's significant misinformation about science among Christians, and pastors are often conflicted on the topic. The new program aims to help pastors better discuss matters of science and faith and better evaluate such issues on their scientific merit.

The grant, distributed over three years, will fund weeklong courses at Gordon and the nearby Gordon Conwell Theological Seminary for about 20 pastors from the U.S. and Korea. The project also hopes to establish a network of pastors committed to learning more about science.

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