Category: SCIENCE AND RELIGION

CHURCH ACTION The Christmas story does not need to ‘prove’ God

What has quantum gravity got to do with herald angels singing, little towns of Bethlehem and ‘Away in a Manger’? In his best-selling A Brief History of Time, Stephen Hawking recounts a conference on cosmology...

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SCIENCE AND RELIGION Nativity Narratives

Even in a normal December, it’s hard to get through the month without encountering a Nativity play crisis. In 2021, it’s Covid that’s leading to cancellations; in earlier years, columnists habitually cited multiculturalism as the...

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SCIENCE AND RELIGION The Divine Gift of Science

In a remarkable recent research project on attitudes towards science held by Christians in the United States,[i] social scientists Ain Simpson and Kimberly Ross found a persisting and widespread perception that science is a threat...

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RESEARCH The Many Ethical Pitfalls of Space Tourism

“Star Trek” actor William Shatner describes G Forces as he speaks to the press at the New Shepard rocket landing pad on October 13, 2021. PATRICK T. FALLON/AFP via Getty Images. “You have done something...

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ECLAS AND COVID-19 Conversations about science in the black Christian Community: Covid-19 &...

This is a guest post from Adeyinka Oshin. Earlier this year I did a work placement with ECLAS during my studies for an MA in Science Communication at the University of Kent, Canterbury, conducting a...

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CHURCH ACTION Medical Breakthroughs and the Dangers of Reductionism in Mental Health

Last month saw the announcement of a new success in treating persistent and severe depression. In an experimental treatment at the University of California, San Francisco a 36 year-old woman, Sarah, was fitted with a...

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SCIENCE AND RELIGION Introducing Faith and Thought, 1865-1897

This is a guest post from Dr Ian Randall, Research Associate at the Cambridge Centre for Christianity Worldwide, on behalf of Faith and Thought (formerly The Victoria Institute). The Early Years of the Victoria Institute...

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RESEARCH Science News Round-Up: Life in the Unlikeliest Places

Life, but not as we know it? Image credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/ASU It was headline news when NASA’s Perseverance rover successfully landed on Mars in February this year. It’s since dropped out of the mainstream news, but...

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