Philosopher Alvin Plantinga’s 2011 book, Where the Conflict Really Lies, makes a case for the reasonableness of religious belief. As the publisher summary says, “The theme of this short book is that the conflict between science and theistic religion is actually superficial, and that at a deeper level they are in concord.”
Closer to Truth is a television series that asks leading thinkers to consider humanity’s deepest questions. Host Robert Lawrence Kuhn interviews people from a range of academic disciplines on diverse topics in three major categories — cosmos, consciousness, and meaning.
This 90-minute documentary examines free will from scientific, philosophical, and theological viewpoints. Without providing definitive answers, it takes on the deep questions of morality, autonomy, and accountability.
Reality is nearly always more complicated and often more interesting than these simple dichotomies, in part because science is rarely pure in its pursuit of facts. What are some examples?…
There are many ways to come to know things, and while the analytic, scientific perspective may be the preferred method for many in our Western, educated culture, it is certainly not the only way.
I wish we could time travel about 300 years in the past and meet the brilliant 17th century Christian thought leader Jonathan Edwards. There’s any number of things we can learn from him, but one stands out—how beauty brings together science and faith … because it leads us to wonder and to worship.