Scientist and Christian

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How do we affirm the vocation of scientists within the church?
How do we affirm the vocation of scientists within the church?
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How do we affirm the vocation of scientists within the church?

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

What difference does it make to doing science, if the scientist is a Christian?
What difference does it make to doing science, if the scientist is a Christian?
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What difference does it make to doing science, if the scientist is a Christian?

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

Is it difficult being a scientist and a Christian?
Is it difficult being a scientist and a Christian?
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Is it difficult being a scientist and a Christian?

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

How can Christianity – a revealed faith – have credibility in an age of science?
How can Christianity – a revealed faith – have credibility in an age of science?
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How can Christianity – a revealed faith – have credibility in an age of science?

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

Being Human in a Cosmic Setting – Canon Professor David Wilkinson (Lecture)
Being Human in a Cosmic Setting – Canon Professor David Wilkinson (Lecture)
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Being Human in a Cosmic Setting – Canon Professor David Wilkinson (Lecture)

David Wilkinson explores theologically what it means to be human against a backdrop of cosmology and the search for extraterrestrial life.

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 Canon Professor David Wilkinson (Interview)
Leeds Diocesan Conference 2016 – an interview with Canon Professor David Wilkinson (Interview)
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Leeds Diocesan Conference 2016 – an interview with Canon Professor David Wilkinson (Interview)

Canon Professor David Wilkinson talks about the importance of science in his own Christian discipleship. He also reflects on the challenge of the Church remaining ‘silent’ on science and giving the illusion that it’s not an important issue. It is here where Wilkinson wishes to encourage clergy to engage with science.

Science and Faith – an interview with Professor Sir Arnold Wolfendale (2014) (Interview)
Science and Faith – an interview with Professor Sir Arnold Wolfendale (2014) (Interview)
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Science and Faith – an interview with Professor Sir Arnold Wolfendale (2014) (Interview)

Professor Sir Arnold Wolfendale, astronomer and Emeritus Professor, recently joined David Wilkinson for a personal interview about science, religion and his personal journey from atheism, through agnosticism, to Christian faith.

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.

Bible, History, Now – Professor Tom McLeish (Lecture)
Bible, History, Now – Professor Tom McLeish (Lecture)
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Bible, History, Now – Professor Tom McLeish (Lecture)

Professor Tom McLeish contextualises cosmology in light of Job – as both an Anglican lay reader and professional physicist.

Theological Reflections pt 2. ‘Resurrection: Continuity and Transformation’ – Canon Professor David Wilkinson and Revd Tim Wall (Lecture)
Theological Reflections pt 2. ‘Resurrection: Continuity and Transformation’ – Canon Professor David Wilkinson and Revd Tim Wall (Lecture)
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Theological Reflections pt 2. ‘Resurrection: Continuity and Transformation’ – Canon Professor David Wilkinson and Revd Tim Wall (Lecture)

In this collaborative lecture Canon Professor David Wilkinson discusses the ‘end’ in the context of astronomy and the universe. Revd Tim Wall then leads a discussion of new creation – new heaven and new earth.

Theological Reflections pt 1. ‘Origins’ – Canon Professor David Wilkinson (Lecture)
Theological Reflections pt 1. ‘Origins’ – Canon Professor David Wilkinson (Lecture)
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Theological Reflections pt 1. ‘Origins’ – Canon Professor David Wilkinson (Lecture)

Drawing on some of the key theological questions (such as, the origin of the universe, the extent of the universe and the exploration of the universe) Canon Professor David Wilkinson takes these issues deeper talking about what we understand by the Christian doctrine of creation.

Why I don’t believe in the soul – Canon Professor David Wilkinson (Lecture)
Why I don’t believe in the soul – Canon Professor David Wilkinson (Lecture)
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Why I don’t believe in the soul – Canon Professor David Wilkinson (Lecture)

A provocative talk from Canon Professor David Wilkinson on why he does not believe in the soul.

The Environment and the Gospel – Dr Ruth Valerio (Interview)
The Environment and the Gospel – Dr Ruth Valerio (Interview)
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The Environment and the Gospel – Dr Ruth Valerio (Interview)

Dr Ruth Valerio interviewed by Canon Prof David Wilkinson on how she came to be passionate about the environment. Ruth reflects on her studies at university and recalls the crucial moment that she became deeply inspired by the stories of creation and how they link to ecology.

Geology and the Christian Faith – Michael Roberts (Interview)
Geology and the Christian Faith – Michael Roberts (Interview)
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Geology and the Christian Faith – Michael Roberts (Interview)

An interview with Michael Roberts on his experiences of being a Geologist with Christian faith. Michael recalls feeling a sense of awe and wonder towards the natural world which he sees as being a reflection of God.

Geophysics, Faith and the Environment – Professor Bob White (Interview)
Geophysics, Faith and the Environment – Professor Bob White (Interview)
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Geophysics, Faith and the Environment – Professor Bob White (Interview)

Canon Professor David Wilkinson interviews Professor Bob White on being a Geophysicist and a Christian. Bob reflects on his work as a scientist as another means of exploring God’s creation.

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