My name is Mike McHargue, but lately people have been calling me "Science Mike." I'm a Christian turned atheist turned follower of Jesus, and I use my story to help people know God in an age of incredible scientific insight.
You can hear my whole story in a few places. I gave a talk at my church and I did an interview with Pete Holmes on his podcast, You Made It Weird. You can also read my series on doubt for people who want to know God, but can't reconcile their faith with science. A lot of people ask about my reading list too.
I teach about science, faith, atheism, doubt, and knowing God in the modern era. I host two popular podcasts: Ask Science Mike and The Liturgists Podcast. I've done articles for Relevant and Sojo.net, in addition to my blog.
One of my favorite things is traveling to speak and meet people in person. If you're interested in booking me for a speaking enagement, please visit this page.
I'm part of a project with Michael & Lisa Gungor called The Liturgists. We're exploring new ways to create sacred art and rituals in ways that aren't about promoting the artist, but are instead about surrendering art as an act of worship–while amping up its efficacy using science. We release new liturgies on our website, iTunes, and Bandcamp every month. So far, The Brilliance, Sleeping At Last, Rob Bell, Rachel Held Evans, Amena Brown, Shauna Niequist and others have produced work with us.
I'm a husband, dad, a nerd, a lover of high technology and a marketer using social media. I love new tech, toys and things that fundamentally change human communication and thinking. I think naps should be had more often. I ride motorcycles, play music, look through telescopes and read everything I can get my hands on.
I'd love to talk with you on Twitter and Facebook. I've also got a profile on BrandYourself.
I'm also the CTO at the/zimmerman/agency. I get to learn about new technology, toys, web stuff, and then tell our clients about it.
“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 himquestions 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