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    Hi. My name is Paul Wallace.

    I am a teacher, writer, and speaker. I teach physics and astronomy at Agnes Scott College in Decatur, Ga., and write and speak at the intersection of religion and science (or faith and science, or spirituality and science; I like them all, so pick your favorite). This is a topic that often gets bogged down in conflict, jargon, and pointy-headedness, and I love humanizing it and taking it to non-specialists. That is my ministry.

    Religion-and-science really has been the topic of my life. In fact, it’s the story of my life. A science nerd since childhood, I hold PhD in physics from Duke University and an MDiv from Emory University‚Äôs Candler School of Theology. I am ordained in the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship.

    In addition to Agnes Scott, I have taught at Hampden-Sydney College, Berry College, Candler, and Columbia Theological Seminary. For three years I was a NASA Faculty Fellow at Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md., and have twice served on the faculty of the Emory-Tibet Science Initiative in Dharamsala, India.

    My published articles range from the scientific to the popular. My first book, Stars Beneath Us: Finding God in the Evolving Cosmos, was released in 2016 by Fortress Press. Other books are forthcoming from Fortress and Cambridge.

    I speak regularly at churches, retreats, conferences, and events of all kinds. If you would like to invite me to speak at your event, please fill out the form on my speaking page.

    I am a fan of Johnny Cash, the planet Saturn, and birds. I live in Atlanta with my wife Elizabeth, three terrific kids, and one passive-aggressive cat.

    I hope you enjoy my corner of the Internet. Please contact me here if you have any questions, comments, radical remarks, shouts of joy, or other observations.




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