PASTCF directs the attention of Christian communities to scientific discoveries and technological developments; models processes for constructively relating science, technology, and religion; and advocates for church policies and practices informed by science.


What shall we say of the mathematical sciences? Shall we deem them to be the dreams of madmen? Nay, we cannot read the writings of the ancients on these subjects without the highest admiration; an admiration which their excellence will not allow us to withhold . . . But if the Lord has been pleased to assist us by the work and ministry of the ungodly in physics, dialectics, mathematics, and other similar sciences, let us avail ourselves of it, lest, by neglecting the gifts of God spontaneously offered to us, we be justly punished for our sloth.
— John Calvin, The Institutes of the Christian Religion