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Preaching Science: Three scientists choose their favourite Bible passages to preach on

This is the fifth post in our series on Science-Engaged Worship. There is a place for science in preaching. “Exploring the world, asking questions, and engaging critically are all appropriate for Christians,” writes the Revd Jennifer

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Superman’s Methodist Roots: What superheroes can tell us about the rise of transhumanism

This article was originally published in the April 16th edition of the Methodist Recorder. Everyone knows that the Man of Steel arrived on Earth as a refugee from the doomed planet Krypton. Fewer people are aware

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The pandemic – a call to repentance?

This article originally appeared in the March 19th edition of the Methodist Recorder. As we emerge slowly from the grip of the coronavirus pandemic, with all its impact in terms of grief and loss, exhausted health

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Building A Universe

Ogden Centre, University of Durham

SENIOR LEADERS September 14, 2021
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Viral Science and Public Theology: Talking about Nature and Neighbour in a post-Covid World

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PAST CONFERENCE December 1
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Biology, Race, and Public Theology: Justice at the Intersection of Christian Thought and Natural Science

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Senior Leaders March 23
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Science for Seminaries award winners announced

We are delighted to announce that we have awarded grants to nine theological colleges in the UK through our Science for Seminaries programme, with the aim of promoting science-engaged theology. The colleges have each received sums

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Our New Series Exploring Science-Engaged Theology and Coronavirus

ECLAS has launched a new seven-part blog series on theological and scientific narrative approaches to coronavirus, titled ‘Making Sense of Coronavirus with Reason and Faith’.

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In Memoriam: John C. Polkinghorne (1930-2021)

ECLAS wishes to mark the passing of noted Templeton Prize laureate, theoretical physicist and Anglican priest, the Reverend Canon Dr John C Polkinghorne. He died on March 9, 2021 in Cambridge, aged 90.  A Fellow of the Royal Society, Polkinghorne was Professor of Theoretical Physics at the University of Cambridge

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New Research Offers Ten Lessons on Experiences of Christians in STEM Professions

A new report has been published looking into the lived experiences of Christians working in science, technology, and medical professions in the UK.

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ABOUT ECLAS

ECLAS was born from the conviction that science is a gift from God, but that too often Christian leaders lack the confidence and tools to engage with scientific questions. In an age when faith is often portrayed in opposition to science, we want to create opportunities for church leaders to connect with world-class science and scientists, to develop well-informed, theologically grounded, practical knowledge about the world and our place in it.

Original Research

Research forms the basis of ECLAS’ work to drive culture change within the church. Through surveys and in-depth interviews, we explore current attitudes towards science within the church and suggest evidence-based ways to engage more deeply with science. Our research informs our policy work, resource development, and senior leaders’ conferences.

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Deserts beyond deserts: Beyond the wilderness with the Perseverance rover, with the Revd. Dr Pamela Conrad

Revd Dr Pamela Conrad joined our Science for Seminaries retreat to talk about her work exploring hostile environments and designing the Mars rover, Perseverance.

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Lecture Cosmology
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What role does science play in theological formation?

For our Science for Seminaries retreat in April 2021, we asked some of the UK’s leading theologians about the role that science plays in theological formation.

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God and the Pandemic

Watch Revd Prof David Wilkinson in conversation with NT Wright on his new book, God and the Pandemic (SPCK Publishing). A rich exploration of the Church’s response to pandemics past and present, why lamention is an essential part of spirituality, and how Christians can better engage with science in the aftermath of Covid-19.

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