Mike McHargue (better known as Science Mike) is an author, podcaster, and speaker focused on the science behind spiritual experiences. Mike lost his faith via atheism as an adult, but rediscovered God in cosmology and neuroscience–a journey that lead to his life’s mission: helping people reconcile their faith with modern science.
Mike cofounded The Liturgists with Michael Gungor of the award winning band Gungor. Together they assembled a diverse cast of contributors including Rob Bell, Shauna Niequist, Amena Brown, Rachel Held Evans, Pete Holmes, Sleeping At Last, and All Sons and Daughters. Part of The Liturgists’ work is a curiously popular podcast, The Liturgists Podcast. By examining topics through the lenses of science, art, and faith with a commitment to open, honest discussions, The Liturgists Podcast has attracted hundreds of thousands of listeners of remarkable diversity including not only a broad swath of Christianity, but also the religiously unaffiliated–including agnostics and atheists.
Mike also hosts a weekly questions-and-answer podcast called Ask Science Mike with over 250,000 monthly downloads. Ask Science Mike is a safe space for people to share questions they’ve always been afraid to ask about science, faith, and life. Mike also blogs on his website, in addition to writing for RELEVANT, Don Miller’s Storyline, and BioLogos.
Mike loves sharing ideas in person, and is an in-demand speaker at conferences, churches, and colleges. He’s recently spoken to sold-out crowds in New York about the science of addiction, explained the science of storytelling at Storyline in Chicago, and shown people how Christianity can embrace the modern world at Belong in London.
Mike lives in Tallahassee, FL with is wife Jenny and two beautiful daughters.