May 4, 2018 – When you look out at the night sky, do you see stars and galaxies, or the hand of God?

“Both” is the answer explored during a two-part seminar on “Science and Faith.” It’s from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Saturdays, May 5 and May 12, at Peace Lutheran Church, 828 W. Main St., near downtown Grass Valley. The sessions are free; arrive at 9:30 each Saturday to enjoy coffee and baked goods!

Sterling Bailey is a nuclear physicist, Stanford University doctorate and Peace member who will sketch out the idea of science as an orderly way to understand what we see in the world and predict future behavior. Bailey will cover the nature of matter, gravity and the universe.

The Rev. David G. Mullen is a former regional bishop of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, served recently at Peace, and is a life-long cosmologist. Mullen is convinced that “theologians need to help people of the church come to terms with our emerging cosmology,” he said. “The Bible is not a book of science or even history, but rather a manifestation of developing human faith in the universal mystery we name ‘God.’”

Bailey will conclude the series with a discussion of how he reconciles his own position as a physicist and a Christian.

“Science and Faith” is presented by Peace’s Contemporary Issues Study Group, which takes up important topics of our times. Learn more at or call (530 273-9631.