Fr. Sergius Halvorsen speaks to DOOR on faith and science

On November 18, 2018, Detroit's Own Orthodox Radio (DOOR) featured St. Vladimir’s Seminary Professor Archpriest Sergius Halvorsen. DOOR’s interview with Fr. Sergius covered topics related to faith and science, with a particular focus on Orthodox Christianity and cosmology.

Fr. Sergius, the Seminary’s director of its Doctor of Ministry (D.Min.) program and assistant professor of Homiletics and Rhetoric, teaches an elective on faith and science at St. Vladimir’s.

“The calling of mankind is to give glory to God and to give thanks to God, and that’s something that sets mankind, men and women, apart from all the other creatures that we know of, because we are uniquely able to give thanks to God for this remarkable creation,” said Fr. Sergius during the interview. “So, if I’m an Orthodox Christian astronomer or physicist or cosmologist, all of the things that I’m discovering I can understand, ‘well, this is a gift. God has given this to me; God has given me both the wisdom and the intelligence to discern this, but also God has given me the life and this amazing universe to live in….’”

  • Listen to the full interview here.

Fr. Sergius Halvorsen received his Master of Divinity (M.Div.) from St. Vladimir’s Seminary in 1996, and completed his doctoral dissertation at Drew University in 2002. He was ordained to the diaconate in 1999 and to the priesthood in February 2004. From 2000 to 2011 he taught at Holy Apostles College and Seminary in Cromwell Connecticut, where he also served as director of Distance Learning.