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.
But it is important to take a break from operating solely in the “truth sphere.” Goodness and beauty are two other realms that are essential to humans (think ethics and aesthetics), and both tell us something important about God (the very essence of goodness and beauty). And in the case of beauty, I think we have a powerful point of connection between faith and science.