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

   

The importance of realism in assessing technological possibilities: The role of Christian thinking
Gareth Jones, June 2013.

                                                                          

Can the computer be a substitute for humanity?

Mark Worthing, May 2013

 

 

Peter G.H. Clarke explores the controversy around the Libet experiment.

Abstract: A famous experiment of Benjamin Libet and his colleagues has been interpreted as showing that our brains initiate voluntary movements before we are aware of having decided to move, and that this calls into question the efficacy of our wills.These claims have contested by many neuroscientists and philosophers. 

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.

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?"

 

Temple theology and creation
Gregory Jacobs SJ, January 2013

 

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
 

Neuroscience, addiction and the gospel
Alan Gijsbers, November 2011
 

Bodies and Souls, or Spirited Bodies?Review of Nancey Murphy's book 'Bodies and souls, or spirited bodies'
John Pilbrow, June 2011
 

 

1242968Who Am I?
Alan Gijsbers, August 2011

 

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Towards a post-modern apologetic
Alan Gijsbers, August 2011

 

Em Prof Michael Knight
18 July 2011
 

Michael Knight, an Emeritus Professor of Hydrogeology at UTS, Sydney, gave a talk at New College in the University of New South Wales on "How We Became Human from the Beginning: The current evidence and what may a Christian make of it?"

Dr Alan Gijsbers: ISCAST (Vic) AGM  
Date: 20 November, 2010

 

980736‘Miracles 101’ or ‘Miracles and Magic’
Presented by Helen Joynt at the ISCAST Vic Intensive 2010

 

1046187God and the Natural Sciences
Presented by Stephen Ames at the ISCAST Vic Intensive 2010

 

1139041Thinking about Slaves, Women and Homosexuals: a redemptive-movement hermeneutics and the evangelical Webb
Presented by Chris Mulherin at the ISCAST Vic Intensive 2010

 

 905342Can we really listen both to the Bible and to our fellow Christians – on contested issues of sexual behaviour and relationships?
Presented by Mr Geoffrey Nutting at the ISCAST Vic Intensive 2010

 

Diversity and Uncertainty: A productive interface between science and Christianity?
Presented by Professor Gareth Jones at the ISCAST Vic Intensive 2010

 

God and Creation
Peter Barry, September 2010

 

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

 

Review of George Vaillant's book 'Spiritual evolution: how we are wired for faith, hope and love'
Alan Gijsbers, June 2010.

                                                      

God, persons and machines: theological reflections
Brian Edgar, May 2010.

                                                                          

Starfish, Octopuses and the uniqueness of Humans
Prof. Simon Conway Morris, September 2009
Source: CPX

 

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

                                                                          

The Eureka Moment
James Garth, August 2009. 

                                                                

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

                                                                          

Bodies and Souls or Spirited Bodies
Noel Hickson, August 2007

 
 
 

Care when there is no cure
Andrew Cole, October 2007

 

 

Professor D. Gareth Jones:  ISCAST (NSW) - CASE Lecture 
Date: 29 May, 2009
Venue: New College, University of NSW

 

I and Thou
Alan Gijsbers, November 2008. 

                                                                

Kenosis
Alan Gijsbers, November 2008.

 

Stem Cells (August 2006)
Gregory Pike, September 2006.

                     

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

 

Will the Real 'Soul' Show Itself?
Barry C Newman, July 2006.

 

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

 

Reality and Addiction: Neuroscientific and psychological perspectives
Alan Gijsbers, June 2008.

            

                                                                          

Ethics, Experiments and Embryos: A Christian's Observations on the Embryonic Stem Cell Debate
Brian Edgar, April 2003

 

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

 

Sex Revolution and Psychosocial Disorder: A Historical Perspective on the Delusion of Medical Neutrality
Robert Trundle & Michael Vossmeyer, June 2005

                                                      

Biotechnology and Medical Ethics: Thinking biblically about contemporary medicine
Allan J Day, April 2002

                                                      

Dr Alan Gijsbers:  ISCAST (NSW) Annual Lecture 
Date: 11 October, 2008
Venue: New College, University of NSW

 

God and the Brain
Prof. Gareth Jones, August 2008

 

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