Center for Science & Faith

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The MidAmerica Nazarene University Center for Science and Faith strives to provide place for students and faculty to pursue scholarship and constructive dialog in the areas of faith integration in the sciences, philosophy of science and science education. We aim to provide a collaborative and welcoming environment for the healthy discussion of these interdisciplinary areas.

Through the leadership of the Center for Science and Faith, we aspire to bring forth discussions that will serve our students and the larger community as we navigate the cultural context of our world. 

Mission and Values

The mission of the Center for Science and Faith is to promote scholarship and student engagement at the intersection of science and Christian faith. 

Core Values

  • We believe in excellence in scholarship.
  • We commit to an open dialog.
  • We believe in Christian unity.
  • We commit to diversity of thought. 

What We Believe

"In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth."—Genesis 1:1
As a Christian liberal arts university in the Wesleyan Holiness tradition, the Church of the Nazarene believes in the biblical account of creation. 

"By faith we understand that the universe was formed at God’s command, so that what is seen was not made out of what was visible."—Hebrews 11:3
We are open to scientific explanations on the nature of creation while opposing any interpretation of the origin of the universe and of humankind that rejects God as the Creator.

From the Church of the Nazarene Manual (2017)


Director: Jordan Mantha

Advisory Board:

  • Dr. Brady Braatz
  • Dr. Stephen Cole
  • Dr. Larry McIntire, MD
  • Rev. Phillip Rhoades
  • Dr. David Sharpes
  • Rev. Jim West
  • Dr. Jeannie Williams, MD
  • Lani Witters
Center for Science & Faith
MidAmerica Nazarene University
2030 E. College Way
Olathe, KS 66062-1899