Thomas Jay Oord, professor, author, and theologian, recently wrote an interesting blog post on John Polkinghorne. John Polkinghorne is both a scientist and a priest. He has written numerous publications on the topic of science and theology. In 1997, Polkinghorne was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II for distinguished service to science, religion, learning, and medical ethics. In 2002, he was awarded the Templeton Prize. This October, Polkinghorne will celebrate his 80th birthday. Oord hopes to present Polkinghorne with a copy of The Polkinghorne Reader on his birthday. The Polkinghorne Reader (co-published by Templeton Press and SPCK) will be available Fall 2010. The Reader, edited by Oord, will capture some of what Polkinghorne himself considers the best of his wide-ranging contributions to the field. [caption id="attachment_851" align="aligncenter" width="300" caption="left to right: John C. Polkinghorne, Thomas Jay Oord"][/caption]