Making the move to science writing as a Christian

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I graduate this December from Regent University with a Master of Arts in Journalism. So my career thoughts are, “Where do I go from here?” I’ve written entertainment articles and reviews for the last three years. Entertainment writing is fun or more like was fun. Now, I want to use my journalistic skills as a representative of Christ.

Next year, I start working on a certificate in Cosmogony. I was advised to stick with entertainment writing because that’s something everyone understands. Science writing is geared to a smaller population of readers. Freelancing as a science writer doesn’t pay well.

Writers should write about what they are passionate about. I love space and astronomy. The universe is beautiful and mysterious. Every year here in Atlanta during Labor Day weekend, Atlanta holds a Sci-Fi and Fantasy convention known as DragonCon. I usually go and spend most of my time listening to the space panels. This year I even sat in on a panel about current issues in journalism. In my heart, I’m a space and astronomy girl. My dream job is to write an article or two for NASA.

Can Christianity and science co-exist? I say, “Yes,” just because you are of the Christian faith doesn’t mean that science is taboo. Science should be embraced from a biblical worldview. As a Christian, I view science as a reflection of God’s creativity and awesomeness. I am in awe of God and His creation. I plan to write a series about astronomers who become Christians. Most of these scientists say that once they learn about the complexities of the universe, they could not deny that there must be an Intelligent Designer involved, God.

After prayerful consideration, I believe becoming a science writer is right for me, although I have a lot to learn as a science writer. I’m not sure where this new chapter in my life is going to lead, but I’m trusting God that it is going to be an out of this world experience. I’m buckling in for the space ride because God is full of surprises. Our God is an awesome God. His signature is everywhere.