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Hope and Optimism

Hope and Optimism

Hope and optimism are often lumped together (as we have done here), but they are not precise synonyms. In church, most of our attention is on hope, a central aspect of the Gospel message. For scientists, the attention is reversed as optimism is an easier concept to define and study experimentally. So what are scientists discovering?

Books

Why Science and Faith Need Each Other

Why Science and Faith Need Each Other

After decades of analyzing the religious perspectives of scientists and the views religous people have about science, Elaine Howard Ecklund has now written a book for the church. In it, she offers eight shared values that can help advance the conversaton about science in our churches.

Creation Care by Drs. Douglas and Jonathan Moo

Creation Care by Drs. Douglas and Jonathan Moo

In their 2018 book, Creation Care, father and son team Douglas and Jonathan Moo invite readers to engage scripture through the lens of God’s purposes and love for the natural world. The book follows the contours of the bibilical story demonstrating that God’s compassion for creation is woven throughout all of scripture.

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Podcasts

Disciple Science

Disciple Science

Disciple Science is an organization dedicated to creating quality videos that would “reach those who feel forced to choose between science and Christianity and invite them to follow Jesus, know creation, and grow in faith.”

Krista Tippett On Science

Krista Tippett On Science

Since the beginning of her Peabody Award-winning program, Krista Tippett has conducted dozens of interviews with scientists for all sorts digging into questions of faith, meaning, and purpose.

Race & Science

Humans and Race

Humans and Race

Race continues to be an issue for American culture and the church. This 3-minute video, developed for use in religous settings, introduces some of the relevant science and can complement the work we are doing in the church to increase understanding about race and racism.

Videos

Humans and Race

Humans and Race

Race continues to be an issue for American culture and the church. This 3-minute video, developed for use in religous settings, introduces some of the relevant science and can complement the work we are doing in the church to increase understanding about race and racism.

Is the Universe Purposeful?

Is the Universe Purposeful?

In this 8-minute video, Catholic biologist Dan Kuebler makes a case for purpose in biology. He describes how chance and order work in the process of convergence which for him suggests a fundamental purpose in nature.

Disciple Science

Disciple Science

Disciple Science is an organization dedicated to creating quality videos that would “reach those who feel forced to choose between science and Christianity and invite them to follow Jesus, know creation, and grow in faith.”

Websites

Denominational and Ecumenical Creation Care Resources

Denominational and Ecumenical Creation Care Resources

Are you curious what your denomination is doing when it comes to caring for creation? Or perhaps you’d like to connect with a local ecumenical or interfaith group committed to this work. Or maybe you want to see what other faith-based groups are doing to take care of the environment so that you can share some ideas with your home church. Creation Justice Ministries has put together a nice list of links representing several traditions.

Evangelicals of All Ages for Creation Care

Evangelicals of All Ages for Creation Care

The Evangelical Environmental Network seeks to inspire, equip, educate, and mobilize evangelical Christians to love God and others by rediscovering and reclaiming the Biblical mandate to care for creation and working toward a stable climate and a healthy, pollution-free world. They also work closely with the Young Evangelicals for Climate Action who have their own set of resources for younger disciples of Christ who care deeply for God’s creation.