(Press release) The McCall Award of the Presbyterian Association on Science, Technology, and the Christian Faith (PASTCF) was instituted to honor individuals for “Excellence in Science, Technology and Christian Faith Ministry” in the Presbyterian Church (USA).
The Board of the PASTCF has bestowed the award this year on its past President, Jim Miller (Summerville, SC), with the following citation:
Jim Miller, MDiv, PhD, SOSc, through his 39 year involvement in the leadership of the Presbyterian Association on Science, Technology, and the Christian Faith (PASTCF), his work with the AAAS DoSER program, his leadership in the annual Ecumenical Round Table gatherings, and his tireless work in the PC(USA) for promoting healthy discussion at the interface of science and faith, is the quintessential example of one who “has demonstrated personal engagement with science, technology and the Christian faith” as a nominee who in many ways “has helped the PC(USA) at the congregational level or above realize such engagement in its life and work.”
It is therefore an honor, a privilege, and a great pleasure for the Board of the PASTCF to award the 2020 McCall Award of the Association to Jim Miller.
The McCall recognition is named in honor of the late Reverend Dr. Kenneth E. McCall (1932-2013), who was instrumental in PASTCF’s origin and its founding president. In his life and work, trusting the God who makes all things new, Ken saw clearly how science and technology relate implicitly to the church’s whole life, faith, ministry, and witness.
The inaugural recipients of the McCall Award in 2018 were Barbara A. Pursey (Dubuque, Iowa, Spiritual Formation, posthumously) and Derek L. Pursey (Dubuque, Iowa, Physics).