Archive for ‘Interpreting Biblical texts’

God and the Big Bang

This video compares explanations of creation from science and religious perspectives.    Students share their ideas on how ideas in science and religion may fit together.

Dr Jennifer Wiseman, astronomer, answers students’ questions and explains why she thinks science and religion can both contribute to an …

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What is God doing now?

What kind of God can you believe in if you are a scientist?

Where does God fit in? Professor Sir Colin Humphreys talks about how he believes that God not only created the universe through Big Bang, but is all the time active within it; …

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Ways to understand the Christian and Jewish and Islamic Creation story

Paul Hopkins discusses the nature of the creation story.  Students read and comment on a formal statement and a poem in terms of the kind of language that is used.

Dr Ard Louis, Physicist, talks about his view of scriptures and the kinds of truth …

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Science tells you how and religion tells you why…

Astronomer, Dr Jennifer Wiseman thinks about the types of questions suited to scientific investigation and considers too, whether biblical texts were meant to be used to address detailed questions about the natural world.

Professor Jim Al-Khalili, Physicist, suggests how Muslim scientists, probing the deep questions, …

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The Big Questions… of Life… the Universe… and Everything

With input from students, from biologist Dr Denis Alexander and physicist Professor Jim Al-Khalili, the fundamental questions of life and the universe are explored and contributors suggest how we might go about looking for answers, both from the realm of science and from religious …

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How did the universe begin?

Starting with an extended and simplified overview of Big Bang, this video explores (with contributions from Professor Jim Al-Khalili, Professor Sir Colin Humphreys, Dr Ard Louis, Revd Dr Rodney Holder and from students) whether scientific theories of creation are convincing.  The question of whether …

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Why a scientist reads the Bible

Dr Ard Louis talks about his work as a theoretical physicist and how he approaches an understanding of Biblical texts.  He discusses, as an example, the first two chapters of Genesis.

He explains that great theologians understood scripture metaphorically, long before science challenged the literal …

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