We interrupt this blog to bring before you a very personal concern.
Please, pray for Dr. Pedersen. He's such a kind and caring man, but he's so lost...he's so far from God...well, he's agnostic, at least...not atheist, but still...he needs your prayers, as do the Christians in his class. Pedersen is such a brillant man. He's truly blessed. If he were to dedicate that all to God, he could do so much good!
But as it is, he is against God and discourages faith, especially Christian faith. Today, for instance, Pedersen went on a rant about how those with faith should rely solely on prayer for healing because you can't have it both ways. You can't turn to science when you're sick and diss it other times. He told those of us with faith to stay out of the hospitals and get out of science.
What Pedersen doesn't know is that even medicine and our ability to reason are gifts from God. He fails to realize that science and faith are not opposing forces. Science proves God, and the fact that even with science we can't understand everything shows us just how small we truly are.
Pedersen also thinks that our faith is a product of where we are born, not a choice. What He doesn't understand is the concept of being born again into the family of God...the fact that God chose us...
*sigh* I didn't get to fully develop this like I wanted to, but you get the idea. Please, please, pray that God will soften Dr. Pedersen's heart and that we can all be witnesses to him, that we can show him sincere love.