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The prophets, the kingdom of God, and global warming

George Emeleus, December 2014

 

 

Review of Nicola Hoggard-Creegan's book 'Animal suffering and the problem of evil'
Murray Hogg, November 2014.

 

 

 

Neuroimaging, the sense of self and the sense of God
Andrew Wood, November 2014.

 

The way of the snake and the dove – a way forward for ISCAST
Jonathan Clarke, November 2014

 

 

Evangelical fundamentalists and the science of climate change
Sidney L Green, October 2014.

 

The Christian challenge of our time: the conversation with science

Chris Mulherin, August 2014

 

 

Dominion over nature — Is traditional Christianity really the eco-villain?
Robert Brennan, August 2014.

 

Review of Sir John Houghton's book 'In the Eye of the Storm'
John Pilbrow, August 2014.

 

 

 

Science and God's Future
Graham Buxton, June 2014.

 

Tribute to Allan John Day

  • Allan Day on the science-faith interface (by John Pilbrow)
  • Reflections on the legacy of Allan Day in bioethics (by Denise Cooper-Clarke)
  • Allan, anthropology and the human person (by Alan Gijsbers)

May 2014

Divine disclosure in the modern scientific age: towards clarifying the question.

EC Thompson, March 2014

 

 

The sense of an ending
Sydney L Green, January 2014.            

   

Richard Dawkins, science and the meaning of life
Fergus McGinley, January 2014

 

Opportunities offered by the national science curriculum for exploring the relationship between science and faith
Juhani Tuovinen, December 2013

 

 

Review of J Wanliss' book 'Resisting the Green Dragon: dominion, not death'
Ian Hore-Lacy, December 2013.

 

 

 

Reason or religious affections — a false dichotomy in divine revelation as a legacy of the early modern construction of divine agency in the world
Robert Brennan, October 2013.

                                                                          

Review of John Cowburn SJ's book 'Pierre Teilhard de Chardin: A selective summary of his life'
Mark Worthing, July 2013.

 

 

 

Review of the RJ Berry's book 'The Lion Handbook of Science & Christianity'

Ian Hore-Lacy, May 2013.

 

 

On why we should agree with contemporary atheists — or why a generic god does not exist
Robert Brennan, May 2013

 

 

Wheaton College's John Walton on why Genesis 1 shouldn't be read as a science text but taken seriously for what it is.

John Walton is Professor of Old Testament at Wheaton college and author of numerous books including The Lost World of Genesis One. He is a specialist in comparing the literature and culture of the Bible with that of the Ancient Near East. 

He sat down with CPX to discuss approaching the Bible's creation story from an Ancient Near Eastern perspective.

Yes, writes Owen Gingerich.

"Frankly," Gingerich writes, "I am psychologically incapable of believing that the universe is meaningless. I believe the universe has a purpose, and our greatest intellectual challenge as human beings is to glimpse what this purpose might be."

"My belief is not the result of a blinding flash of a road-to-Damascus revelation. Nor is it the imprint of a nurturing home environment. Kindergartners in their simplicity ask many profound questions, but the purpose of the universe is rarely among them. Maturing teenagers in their angst may ask, "What's the meaning of it all?" The question is existential, but the answer is subtle. Understanding emerges not in thunder, earthquake and fire, but in the still small voice of the universe itself."

An excerpt published on the BioLogos Forum of Loren Haarsma's essay, 'Evolution and Divine Revelation: Synergy, not Conflict, in Understanding Morality', asks whether evolution compromises human morality.

Once we have a scientific hypothesis for how something exists, it is tempting to make the philosophical inference that this is also why it exists. Richard Dawkins (1976), as well as Michael Ruse and Edward O. Wilson (1993), do this in the evolution of human morality. 

Denis Alexander writes on the Biologos Forum on the theological implications of human genomics.

The tenth anniversary of the human genome has been marked by some striking new genetic insights into human evolution and diversity. Do these new discoveries have any significance for the dialogue between science and religion in general, or for our sense of human uniqueness in particular?

Does it matter that people who have had near-heaven experiences are confused theologically, so long as good news is preached?

Mark Galli writes in Christianity Today, "This to me is the great redeeming characteristic of near-heaven experiences. Despite their varied accounts and sometimes confused theology, there are moments when it is apparent that many of these people have had a remarkable encounter with the living God revealed in Jesus Christ."

The 2012 Gifford Lectures featuring Denis Alexander are available to view online.

 

Do we have souls?Tim O'Connor ask whether we have a soul.

Plato taught that the soul is a simple immaterial thing that relates to the human body (brain included) as a captain to a ship. The person is a soul, the bearer of all psychological capacities and the fount of purposive action. It has a body as a vehicle for acting upon this world, until death severs its ties and it continues on forever, as something that is naturally indestructible and so immortal.

A collection of galaxies that is a whopping four billion light years long is the biggest cosmic structure ever seen. The group is roughly one-twentieth the diameter of the observable universe – big enough to challenge a principle dating back to Einstein, that, on large scales, the universe looks the same in every direction.

Free WillAlvin Plantinga reviews Sam Harris' book, Free Will. "Sam Harris claims that free will is an illusion. What we ordinarily believe in this neighborhood, he says, is completely mistaken: "You will do whatever it is you do, and it is meaningless to assert that you could have done otherwise"; "we know that determinism, in every sense relevant to human behavior, is true." Doesn't that imply that we human beings are not responsible for what we do?"

 

Review of the Centre for Public Christianity's DVD 'God, science: creation, Darwin and the end of faith'
John Pilbrow, February 2013.

 

 

                                                      

Review of Alister McGrath's book 'Science & Religion: a new introduction'
Colin Goodwin, February 2013.

 

 

                                                      

Review of Peter Harrison's book 'The Cambridge companion to science and religion'
John Pilbrow, February 2013.

 

 

                                                      

Review of Antony Flew's book 'There is a God: how the world’s most notorious atheist changed his mind'

John Pilbrow, February 2013

 

 

Work on human genome strengthened faith

John Pilbrow, February 2013

 

 

‘Fine tuning’ explored within a Christian understanding of reality

John Pilbrow, February 2013

 
 

Christianity, science and rumours of divorce
Chris Mulherin, January 2013

 

 

Temple theology and creation
Gregory Jacobs SJ, January 2013

 

Science as ideology betrays its purpose
Chris Mulherin, January 2013

 

 

798270 Quantum uncertainty and the action of God
John Pilbrow, January 2013

 

Review of Monica Weis SSJ's book 'The environmental vision of Thomas Merton'
Gregory Jacobs, December 2012

 

 

Creatio ex ethica or the ethical cause of our universe: a brief account
M
 J Rice, October 2012.

                                                                          

Professor Graeme Clark
AC, FAA, FRS, (Hon) FRCS
17 September 2012

 

[Engraving of assorted scientific equipment, such as a pneumatic trough]The Enlightenment and Joseph Priestley’s disenchantment with science and religion
Kevin de Berg, June 2012

 

1254880The cognitive science of religion and Christian faith: some preliminary considerations
Jonathan Jong, June 2012
 

798270Children of God: the awkward teenage years
Michael Smith, April 2012
 

954634Reading Scripture badly: the technological threat to biblical literacy
Murray Hogg, February 2012

 

425154Reflections on the Christian mind
Alan Gijsbers, February 2012

 

191283I am tired, therefore who cares? Disenchantment in the age of information overload 
Murray Hogg, February 2012

WindCatcherWorking hypotheses in science
Bruce Craven, January 2012

 

Review of Phillip Pattemore's book 'Am I my keeper’s brother?'
Jonathan Clarke, January 2012
 
 

832881From where I stand: a personal story about medicine and science
Alan Gijsbers, January 2012

 

223078What doubt is reasonable?
Bruce Craven, December 2011
 

Front CoverReview of Nancey Murphy's book 'Theology in the age of scientific reasoning (Cornell Studies in the Philosophy of Religion)'
Murray Hogg, June 2011

 

Murray Hogg
October, 2011
 

The Passionate Intellect: Christian Faith and the Discipleship of the MindReview of Alister McGrath's book 'The passionate intellect: Christian faith and the discipleship of the mind'
James Garth, August 2011
 

764853Science and Faith
Alan Gijsbers, August 2011

 

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Towards a post-modern apologetic
Alan Gijsbers, August 2011

 

by James Garth (ISCAST)
July 2011

1189123Putting Faith to the Test
James Garth, July 2011

 

Dating New Testament Documents
Peter Eyland, 23 May 2011

 

Review of Bradley Monton's book 'Seeking God in Science: an atheist defends Intelligent Design'
Murray Hogg, December 2010.
                                                                      

How to read the Bible in the 21st century
Frank O'Dea, December 2010.

 

C.S. Lewis on Scripture, Science and Technology
Presented by Bruce Mewjork at the ISCAST Vic Intensive 2010

 

Spherical Cows and the Search for Truth: Modelling in Science and Scripture
Presented by Michael Smith at the ISCAST Vic Intensive 2010

 

Reading Scripture in the Light of Modern Science
Presented by Emeritus Professor John R Pilbrow at the ISCAST Vic Intensive 2010

 

How to Read the Bible in the 21st Century
Presented by Frank O’Dea at the ISCAST Vic Intensive 2010

 

Eminent scientists, theologians and philosophers have mounted a strong response to Stephen Hawking, challenging his recent assertation that science renders God unnecessary in the creation of the universe.

"Celebrating God's Creation"
An all-ages church service resource
Source: Test of FAITH

 

 

Review of "The Faraday Papers" (various authors)
Ian Hore-Lacy, August 2010.


                                                                         

Dr Greg Clarke 
Date: 13 March, 2010
Venue: BMW Edge, Federation Square, Melbourne

 

Right Rev. Robert Forsyth:  ISCAST (NSW) / CASE Meeting 
Date: 28 October, 2006
Venue: School of Physics Library, University of NSW

 

Dr Greg Clarke:  ISCAST (NSW) / CASE Meeting 
Date: 14 May, 2007
 

 

Calvin and the Natural Order: Positives and problems for science-faith dialogue
Brian Edgar, July 2010.
 

Peter Eyland, MA:  ISCAST (NSW) Meeting 
Date: 24 May, 2010
Venue: School of Physics Library, University of NSW

 

Review of Michael Poole's book 'The New Atheism: 10 Arguments that Don't Hold Water'
Bruce Craven, May 2010.

                                                                          

An outline of the Test of FAITH course
Peter Barry, April 2010.

                                                                      

Review of Michel Onfray's book 'The Atheist Manifesto'
James Garth, March 2010.

                                                                          

Notes on Science and Christian Belief
Professor Alan J Day, 2009

                                                                    

The End of Materialism
Prof. Simon Conway Morris, September 2009
Source: CPX

 

Science and an unlikely God
Prof. Simon Conway Morris, September 2009
Source: CPX

 

Dr Graeme Finlay on Science and Theology
Date: September 2009
Source:
CPX 

 

Review of David Myers' book 'A Friendly Letter to Skeptics and Atheists'
James Garth, October 2009.

                                                                          

Assumptions of Science and the Christian Tradition
Mark Worthing, October 2009.

 

Science, Religion and the Origin of Species
 
 
 

Test of FAITH - Trailer
The Faraday Institute 

 

Review of 'Test of FAITH'
Ian Hore-Lacy, August 2009.

                                                                          

Making sense of faith in the age of science and technology
Prof. John R Pilbrow, August 2009.
 
 

Divine action and the problem of miracles
Mark Worthing, July 2009.            

                                                                          

Comments on "A Scientific Theology"
Alec Wood, March 2008.  

 

 

Review of Alister McGrath's lecture 'The Bankruptcy of Scientific Atheism'
James Garth, September 2007.

                                                                          

Review of Keith Ward's book 'Why There Almost Certainly Is A God'
James Garth, May 2009.

                                                                          

Review of Francis Collins' book 'The Language of God'
Ian Hore-Lacy, March 2009.

                                                                          

St. Paul's Cathedral, February 8, 2009
Professor Philip Batterham

 

Review of David Robertson's book 'The Dawkins Letters: Challenging Atheist Myths'
James Garth, February 2009.

 

St. Paul's Cathedral, February 8, 2009
Professor John Pilbrow

 

I and Thou
Alan Gijsbers, November 2008. 

                                                                

The ISCAST Tree
Helen Joynt, September 2008.


                     

What does Genesis tell us?
Bruce Craven, June 2008.

 

Explanation and Belief
Bruce Craven, April 2008.

 

Why all the fuss about Stem Cells?
Allan J Day, November 2007.

 

Are God's Actions Hidden in Chaos?
Bruce Craven, June 2006.

 

God in the Midst of Suffering
John W Olley, May 2006.

 

Intelligent Design: Good Science? Good Theology? Or...?
Allan John Day, November 2005.

 

Practising Science in a Secular Society
Alan Gijsbers, October 2005.

 

Death of Science?
Bruce Craven, November 2003 

                                                                                               

What is Real? Seeking realities in understanding faith: Astronomy, astrology and the Kingdom of Heaven
Merrill Kitchen, August 2008.

            

The Bible as Communication
W Grainge Clarke, December 2007.

            

                                                                          

Then a miracle occurs: the blessing and limitations of science A bishop looks at science from the viewpoint of the Christian faith
Robert Forsyth, November 2006.

            

Phenomenal Cosmic Power, Itty-bitty Living Space? Reflections on the Incarnation in an Einsteinian Universe
Andrew Sloane, October 2005

Review of George Ellis Backhouse lecture, ‘Faith Hope and Doubt in times of uncertainty'
Alan Gijsbers, January 2008.

 

Review of Peter Harrison's book, The Bible, Protestantism and the Rise of Natural Science
Allan John Day, April 2003.

 

Review of Denis Alexander's book Rebuilding the Matrix: Science and Faith in the 21st Century
Allan John Day, April 2003.

 

Modern Science and Christian Belief Should Be at Peace
Peter H Barry, October 2005

 

The Impact of Einstein's Relativity on Christian Thought
John R Pilbrow, July 2005

 

Science and Christian Faith - Conceptions and Misconceptions
Allan J Day, January 2000

                                                      

Revd Dr John PolkinghorneThe Rev Dr John Polkinghorne presented this lecture at St.Andrews University on 9 October 2008 as one of the James Gregory lectures, a series of presentations from eminent international speakers promoting open dialogue and exchange of ideas on manny intriguing points of contact between Science and Religion.

 

Alister McGrath - ISCAST 2007 Vic Annual Lecture
The Bankruptcy of Scientific Atheism
 
 
 
Alister McGrath
2007 COSAC Interview with Mick Pope
 
 
 
Does Science Make Belief in God Obsolete?
A Templeton Conversation

with Nancey Murphy and Jeffrey Schloss

 

Simon Conway Morris, Steve Fuller, Alex Hochuli, David Perks  
Institute of Ideas, London, UK 10.28.07
 
 

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