As many of you know, BioLogos founder Francis Collins has been announced as the winner of the prestigious Templeton Prize, given for “exemplary achievements” in “harnessing the power of the sciences to explore the deepest questions of the universe and humankind’s place and purpose within it.” The award ceremony on September 24 will include congratulatory remarks from former presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama, theologian NT Wright, Surgeon General Jerome Adams, primatologist Jane Goodall, and BioLogos President Deb Haarsma, along with musical selections by renowned soprano Renée Fleming. (We hope you’ll RSVP to join in the ceremony!)
But certainly you don’t have to be a former president or public figure to have felt the impact of Francis Collins, his work, and the vision of science and faith that he articulated so powerfully in his bestselling book The Language of God . Several weeks ago we put out a call on social media for you to share how Francis impacted you. Here’s some of what you had to say.