Professors and students at Malone examine what the Christian faith has to say about a given discipline and what that discipline has to say about the Christian faith.These actions stem from our belief that Christ is known not only through Scripture, the workings of the Holy Spirit, and tradition, but also through the pursuit of knowledge.

Matt Poach explaining ocean acidification to some young visitors during the May 2016 NEFSC Howard Lab Open house at Sandy Hook, NJ.

Given all the positive requests and feedback, more public tour dates have been added.

The first is July 22nd; go to the Event Brite page to sign up for a tour.

We believe that faith and knowledge are inextricably bound to one another and should not be compartmentalized or fragmented.

Many churches teach that to use medical care is a violation of God’s law, although the record of religion caused medical deaths is probably held by the Christian Science Church founded by Mary Baker Eddy over a century ago.

No one knows how many persons have died prematurely as a result of rejecting medicine on religious grounds, but the number is likely in the tens-of-thousands. Eddy claimed her church’s bible called Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures was co-authored by her and God.

Historians, though, attribute many of her ideas to a man that she once worked with and studied under, Phineas P. Quimby was an uneducated clock maker who eventually became a mesmerist and a faith healer of sorts.

He once traveled around the country in a covered wagon selling a cure-all today derisively called snake oil (Sikorsky, 1979).

He later concluded that neither his nor anyone else’s medicine heals because only the mind heals, and soon started lecturing on “the power of the mind” to heal.