Here are the slides for material I will present to the SAIACS apologetics class.
There are three important ideas
1. God's two books
2. Four different models for relating science and religion: conflict, independence, fusion, and complementarity.
[Here the Faraday paper by Denis Alexander is helpful].
3. Science and philosophy are not the same thing.
This coming week I am on leave from work. I am back in Bangalore at SAIACS teaching in the apologetics course about the relationship between science and theology. Students will write an essay on one of the following three topics.
to the two statements, “Science and the Bible contradict one another.
Christians must believe the Bible and reject science.” You should include a
discussion of the idea of “God’s two books”.
b.What is the “Big bang theory”? Review the
scientific evidence for it. How is this scientific theory relevant to
discussions of the relationship between science and theology?
c. Briefly review one of the historical events (the
trial of Galileo, Darwin’s publication of The Origin of the Species, the
Scopes trial in the USA) that are sometimes claimed to be evidence of the
conflict between science and the Bible. Discuss the strengths and weaknesses of
the actions of Christians in the event.
Today I am giving a talk, "Awe and wonder: science and worship" at the Credo Academy in Stockholm. Here are the slides. It is based on an earlier post.
This is the first time I have given this particular talk and so will be interested to see how it goes.
On saturday afternoon I attending an event With Heart and Mind, organised by Credo, a Swedish student Christian group affiliated with the International Felllowship of Evangelical Students. Since it was in Swedish I was thankful for the english translation. It was encouraging to see students being challenged about integrating their academic studies with their Christian beliefs.
The aim of this personal blog is to illustrate the intellectual engagement of Christian theology with science and with culture. The name Soli Deo Gloria is inspired by J.S. Bach's writing SDG on all his compositions. Handel also did this on some compositions (see above).
I have fun at work trying to use quantum many-body theory to understand electronic properties of complex materials.
I am married to the lovely Robin and have two adult children and used to have a dog, Elsie (in the photo). I also write a personal blog Soli Deo Gloria [thoughts on theology, science, and culture]
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