Creation

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If all creation is ‘good’ what about the suffering we see around us in nature?
If all creation is ‘good’ what about the suffering we see around us in nature?
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If all creation is ‘good’ what about the suffering we see around us in nature?

Part of our ‘Short Answers to Big Questions’ series.

Why is evolution so wasteful?
Why is evolution so wasteful?
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Why is evolution so wasteful?

Part of our ‘Short Answers to Big Questions’ series.

Is it possible to take the Bible seriously and believe in evolution?
Is it possible to take the Bible seriously and believe in evolution?
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Is it possible to take the Bible seriously and believe in evolution?

Part of our ‘Short Answers to Big Questions’ series.

Did God use the Big Bang to create?
Did God use the Big Bang to create?
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Did God use the Big Bang to create?

Part of our ‘Short Answers to Big Questions’ series.

How does a belief in evolution relate to the theme of the fallenness of humankind?
How does a belief in evolution relate to the theme of the fallenness of humankind?
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How does a belief in evolution relate to the theme of the fallenness of humankind?

Part of our ‘Short Answers to Big Questions’ series.

What is a miracle?
What is a miracle?
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What is a miracle?

Part of our ‘Short Answers to Big Questions’ series.

Can someone believe both in God as creator and in evolution?
Can someone believe both in God as creator and in evolution?
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Can someone believe both in God as creator and in evolution?

Part of our ‘Short Answers to Big Questions’ series.

What about intelligent design?
What about intelligent design?
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What about intelligent design?

Part of our ‘Short Answers to Big Questions’ series.

What is wrong with creationism?
What is wrong with creationism?
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What is wrong with creationism?

Part of our ‘Short Answers to Big Questions’ series.

Doesn’t the Bible teach some form of creationism? After all, God is the Creator…
Doesn’t the Bible teach some form of creationism? After all, God is the Creator…
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Doesn’t the Bible teach some form of creationism? After all, God is the Creator…

Part of our ‘Short Answers to Big Questions’ series.

Why should the church engage with science?
Why should the church engage with science?
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Why should the church engage with science?

Part of our ‘Short Answers to Big Questions’ series.

Care for the Environment: a Gospel Imperative – Dr Ruth Valerio (Lecture)
Care for the Environment: a Gospel Imperative – Dr Ruth Valerio (Lecture)
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Care for the Environment: a Gospel Imperative – Dr Ruth Valerio (Lecture)

Dr Ruth Valerio deconstructs the notion of ‘Stewardship’ and reflects on why she is hesitant about referring to a ‘Theology of Ecology’. Rather than having a ‘Theology of…’ Ruth wants the viewers to recognise that the earth and its environment has always been important to God. Ruth’s key message is that caring for the planet should be a central part of Christian belief.

Human Evolution: A Personal Theological Perspective – Dr Graeme Finlay (Lecture)
Human Evolution: A Personal Theological Perspective – Dr Graeme Finlay (Lecture)
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Human Evolution: A Personal Theological Perspective – Dr Graeme Finlay (Lecture)

Dr Graeme Finlay provides delegates with a personal theological reflection on evolution. He refers to evolution as being an ‘ambiguous context’ depending on whether we are thinking about the the evolution of disease or our own biological evolution, which brings about the amazing diversity of life. Finlay is a Senior lecturer in molecular medicine based at the University of Auckland, New Zealand.

Leeds Diocesan Conference 2016 – an interview with Professor Brian Cox (Interview)
Leeds Diocesan Conference 2016 – an interview with Professor Brian Cox (Interview)
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Leeds Diocesan Conference 2016 – an interview with Professor Brian Cox (Interview)

Professor Brian Cox on why he agreed to address clergy from the Church of England. He discusses the implications of living in a multiverse and the problem of deriving ‘meaning’ from science.

Varieties of Creation in the Bible – Emeritus Professor David Clines (Lecture)
Varieties of Creation in the Bible – Emeritus Professor David Clines (Lecture)
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Varieties of Creation in the Bible – Emeritus Professor David Clines (Lecture)

Emeritus Professor David Clines presenting at ‘New Directions in Cosmology’ in 2013. During his talk he discusses the different interpretations of creation – including the initial act of creation and the created world that comes into being.

Creation in Christian Thinking – Canon Professor David Wilkinson (Lecture)
Creation in Christian Thinking – Canon Professor David Wilkinson (Lecture)
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Creation in Christian Thinking – Canon Professor David Wilkinson (Lecture)

Canon Professor David Wilkinson presenting at ‘New Directions in Cosmology’ in 2013. In his talk David reflects on the relevance of biblical creation as part of the science/Christian dialogue.

Current Understandings of Human Evolution – Dr Graeme Finlay (Lecture)
Current Understandings of Human Evolution – Dr Graeme Finlay (Lecture)
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Current Understandings of Human Evolution – Dr Graeme Finlay (Lecture)

In his lecture Dr Graeme Finlay (a Cancer Biologist) focuses on a new branch of study which has been comparing genomes of different species. He notes that it is an extraordinarily new development which has brought home to us the facts of our common descent with other species.

The Privilege and Pain of Freedom: Creation and the Theology of Doing Science – Professor Tom McLeish (Lecture)
The Privilege and Pain of Freedom: Creation and the Theology of Doing Science – Professor Tom McLeish (Lecture)
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The Privilege and Pain of Freedom: Creation and the Theology of Doing Science – Professor Tom McLeish (Lecture)

Professor Tom McLeish reflects on the themes of chaos and freedom as a theologically interested and committed scientist. On completion of his publication Faith and Wisdom in Science he is often asked ‘does your Christian faith change the way you do physics?’. McLeish reflects on the answer to this important question.

Encountering Eternity: God’s Relation to the Complexity of Time – Professor Tom Greggs (Lecture)
Encountering Eternity: God’s Relation to the Complexity of Time – Professor Tom Greggs (Lecture)
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Encountering Eternity: God’s Relation to the Complexity of Time – Professor Tom Greggs (Lecture)

In this lecture Professor Tom Greggs considers the theological issues relating to time and eternity, he assesses the relationship of God to a created reality and analyses the inter-relationship of God’s freedom from and for creation in its temporal complexity.

Religious Leadership and Science: Challenges and Opportunities in the USA – Professor Celia Deane-Drummond
Religious Leadership and Science: Challenges and Opportunities in the USA – Professor Celia Deane-Drummond
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Religious Leadership and Science: Challenges and Opportunities in the USA – Professor Celia Deane-Drummond

Professor Celia Deane-Drummond is a Biologist by training and in her talk she reflects on science and religion in an American context. Deane-Drummond also draws on the work of Ron Numbers who is known for his historical analysis of creationism.

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