Justin Turner Long Reads

Faith in Science

By Justin Turner

The small sanctuary of Franklin Presbyterian Church comes alive with music and chatter in the time between Sunday school and the start of the service. Two young girls twirl their dresses as they skip up and down the aisles, winding between the adults who mingle with cheerful greetings. A teenager sits at the piano, carefully sounding out the drifting melody of “Silent Night” on the ivory keys.