Wood, after completing his bachelor's degree in Creative Writing
at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, started studying for his MTS
at the Boston University School of Theology in the fall of 2008.
Since his undergraduate
days, Connor has been irresistibly drawn to the frontier between
science and religion. Science helps us to know and understand the
world, religion enables meaning and purpose. Our world view,
reflected in the stories we tell, influences our decisions. A view
of transcendent, detached God can result in our exploitation of the
natural world to whatever extent is necessary for economic gain,
while a panentheist view of God also being immanent in nature
motivates stewardship of His creation.
As a student at BU, Connor
has organized a Religion and Science club. Meeting every two weeks,
the club provides a much-needed venue for the discussion of issues
in science and religion, from evolution to cosmology.
FIFTH AWARD OF THE CARR SCHOLARSHIP IN SCIENCE &