Host: Mimika Cooney
In today’s show, we talk about “Faith Journey from Atheism to Christianity” with Dr. Sy Garte.
As a former academic atheist, Sy shares the story of his discovery of faith and how science and Christianity go hand in hand.
Listen in as she shares his logical progression to discovering the truth.
Sy (Seymour) Garte, has a Ph.D. in biochemistry and has been a tenured professor at New York University, Rutgers University, and the University of Pittsburgh. His academic research on environmental toxicology, molecular cancer research, and population genetics resulted in over peer-reviewed scientific papers and five books. Dr. Garte has also served as Division Director at the Center for Scientific Review of the National Institutes of Health, and interim Vice President for Research at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences. He is currently a Visiting Professor of Pharmacology and Toxicology at Rutgers University.
His latest book is The Works of His Hands: A Scientists Journey from Atheism to Faith, with a foreword by Alister McGrath (Kregel Publications). The book has received wide critical acclaim.
Dr. Garte is a fellow of the American Scientific Affiliation (ASA) and serves as Vice President for the Washington DC metro chapter of the ASA. He was a member of the Board of Advisors of the John Templeton Foundation, the Board of Directors of WesleyNexus, and has consulted and blogged for the Biologos Foundation. He has published articles in Perspectives in Science and Christian Faith and is the Editor-in-Chief of the ASAs online magazine, God and Nature. Dr. Garte has given presentations on the intersection of biochemistry, and other sciences with Christian theology at several conferences devoted to science and Christianity.
Dr. Garte was brought up in a strongly atheist household and became a Christian later in life. He is now the lay leader of the United Methodist Church in Rockville MD and a lay delegate to the Baltimore Washington Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church. He is married, has five grown children and five grandchildren.
Connect with Sy Online
Sy Garte’s Book website https://theworksofhishands.com
Christianity Today Podcast https://www.christianitytoday.com/ct/2020/april-web-only/science-sy-garte-covid-19-christians-distrust.html
Christianity Today Article (Testimony)
Sy Garte on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/sy.garte