Are you looking materials to help your congregation think about the nature of life, or human persons, or the mind? The Ian Ramsey Centre has gathered experts from around the world in a collection of 51 short videos (nearly every one is less than 3-minutes).
Evolution is the primary example of the conflict thesis between religion and science. But The Clergy Letter Project has over 15,500 (as of August 2021) signatures of clergy on a statement that suggests “evolutionary theory [is] a core component of human knowledge, fully harmonious with religious faith.”
This video series seeks to convey to lay people “the beauty and awe that a biologist feels – and how that fits in with belief in a loving, purposeful God.”
Biologist and Professor Darrel Falk’s central aim in this book is to consider the question, “Is a thoroughly Christian and biblically-informed doctrine of creation compatible with widely held conclusions of modern science, especially biology?”
When people think about evolution, what often comes to mind is randomness and chance. Certainly there are aspects of the evolutionary process that are random, but that’s not the whole story.
St. Augustine famously defined a sacrament as “an outward and visible sign of inward and invisible grace.” This definition could be applied to much more than baptism and communion—perhaps even to tulips and sea slugs.