Faith, The Universe, and Everything: Rev. Dr. Paul Wallace
Paul Wallace is both a scientist and a minister. He is an ordained Baptist pastor, and he teaches astrophysics at Agnes Scott College in Atlanta. His life has been spent contemplating the relationship between these two parts of his identity.
In our conversation, we discuss his new book, Stars Beneath Us: Finding God in the Evolving Cosmos.
Wallace received a doctorate in experimental nuclear physics from Duke University in 1996, and taught astrophysics at Berry College until, in 2008, he heard a different calling.
"At that point I returned with my family to my hometown of Atlanta where I started the Master of Divinity program at Candler School of Theology at Emory University," he explains. "I graduated with a concentration in historical theology in May 2011. In November 2014 I was ordained into the gospel ministry by First Baptist Church of Decatur, Ga., a congregation of the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship."
With the media constantly relating the clash between science and faith, Dr. Wallace brings a welcome voice. His new book, Stars Beneath Us, is accessible to the lay scientist and lay theologian alike. His memoir-style writing brings to life the abstract thought behind both physics and religious faith, and enlivens them both for the reader.
We hope you enjoy this conversation as much as our host, David Dault, did!