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Responsible Dominion – a Christian approach to Sustainable Development

A new edition of  ISCAST Fellow, Ian Hore-lacy’s 2016 Responsible Dominion – a Christian approach to Sustainable Development has just been published in Kindle format.
 

 

 

 

Science and Faith in Dialogue - Guest Podcast

As well as being the Andreas Idreos Professor of Science and Religion at Oxford University, the theologian and biophysicist Alister McGrath is now also the Gresham Professor of Divinity, a role that will involve him giving a series of lunch time lectures on science and religion in 2015-16.
 
 

The pope’s encyclical on climate change – will evangelicals care?

Pope Francis released an unprecedented enyclical last Thursday. For those in the know, it's a big deal.

 

 

 

There is no conflict between our faiths and the science of climate change

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On Thursday, Pope Francis issued a powerful and timely encyclical on the environment, urging humanity to come to its senses and cease its reckless onslaught against God's creation.

 

 

 

Pope's climate change encyclical tells rich nations: pay your debt to the poor

Pope Francis has called on the world's rich nations to begin paying their "grave social debt" to the poor and take concrete steps on climate change,

 

 

 

Religion’s influence on public office to be explored at UQ

Religion’s influence on public office to be explored at UQ

To what extent should personal faith influence the performance of duties in public office?

 

 

When I Pray, What does God do?

A new book on prayer by David Wilkinson of Durham University.
 

The question of how, and whether, God answers prayer has been intellectually shaped by the rise of science, the problem of evil and the nature of the biblical records. Scientist and theologian David Wilkinson shares his own struggles with the question of how God answers prayer.

Faith in Science?? - Professor Tom McLeish Visit

Prof. Tom McLeish FRS will be visiting Australia in September 2015. He will be speaking at events across the country.

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Prof. Bob White responds to the Nepal Earthquake

Prof. Bob White (Director of the Faraday Institute) talks to Eleanor Puttock about the recent earthquakes in Nepal as well as the implications of 'natural disasters' over time.
 
 

ISCAST Board Devotional: 26 May 2015

At the ISCAST Board meeting on Tuesday 26 May 2015, Peter Eyland opened the meeting with a Devotion. He touched on some of the disasters recorded in Scripture and their seemingly random nature.
 
His concluding thoughts are: A randomness in life's fortunes is the built into this universe, providing spontaneity and interest but, at the same time making people vulnerable to various kinds of disappointments and tragedy. It is, in Robert [Stening's] words, "a universe which invites faith".
 
 

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