Mike McHargue (better known as Science Mike) is the best-selling author of Finding God in the Waves, host of Ask Science Mike and co-host of The Liturgists Podcast. He's a leading voice on matters of science and religion with a monthly reach in the hundreds of thousands. Among other outlets, Mike has written for RELEVANT, Don Miller's Storyline, BioLogos, and The Washington Post.
Mike loves sharing ideas in person, and is an in-demand speaker at conferences, churches, and colleges. He's recently spoken to sold-out crowds in New York about the science of addiction, explained the science of storytelling at Storyline in Chicago, and shown people how Christianity can embrace the modern world at Belong in London.
Mike lives in Tallahassee, FL with his wife Jenny and two daughters.
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Kind Words From Some Friends
“I honestly don't know whether I'd still be a Christian or not if I hadn't met Mike. I consider him to be one of the most interesting and important voices in American Christianity right now.”
Michael Gungor, singer/songwriter in Gungor
"Science Mike is way too funny to be as smart as he is and way too honest, touching, insightful and entertaining to be ignored. What I mean is, I resent his multiple talents. Any time he's speaking my ears perk up like a dog hearing a can opener, and yours should, too. Also, feed your dog."
Pete Holmes, Comedian and host of You Made it Weird with Pete Holmes
"Mike McHargue is one of the smartest thinkers of our time. His understanding of the Universe, and its intricacies, is inspiring and beautiful beyond measure. I can only assume that as a child, he took all of his toys apart and put them back together again just to figure them out. With that same wonder and curiosity, he lays out every tiny, confusing piece of Science and Religion on the table, and we as his readers and listeners get to watch and learn as he pieces it all together.”
Ryan O’Neal, Sleeping At Last
"I was once at a party with Mike and I began asking him
questions about science or the brain or God or some similar
topic and when he responded something fascinating happened.
It was a fairly large party, with people in the living room where
Mike and I were, spilling out into the dining room and the kitchen,
but when Mike started casually answering my questions people
stopped talking to each other and started listening to Mike.
And moving closer, and hanging on every word.
I don't mean to make this sound overly dramatic, but I've seen
Mike talk, both casually and more formally over the past few
years, and this always happens: people lean and hang on his
every word. It isn't just the content of what he says, which blows
people's minds, and it isn't just his clarity-he is an outstanding
communicator, it's something else. Something deeper, richer,
more profound-something involving his soul, his life, his integrity,
his heart. This is someone filled with wonder and awe, who looks
at the world and in the facts and pain and science and poetry
and heartbreak sees something beautiful at work, and he has the
uncanny ability-maybe the better word would be power-to explain
and describe and articulate that something beautiful like few people I've ever heard.
Mike is a rare talent, a rare voice, a rare soul."
Rob Bell, New York Times bestselling author and speaker