Conference 1 – Energy and the Earth: Fracking, climate change and stewardship

Presentations from conferences from the Christian leadership in an age of science project.

Care for the Environment: a Gospel Imperative – Dr Ruth Valerio (Lecture) (54:12)
Care for the Environment: a Gospel Imperative – Dr Ruth Valerio (Lecture) (54:12)
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Care for the Environment: a Gospel Imperative – Dr Ruth Valerio (Lecture) (54:12)

Dr Ruth Valerio deconstructs the notion of ‘Stewardship’ and reflects on why she is hesitant about referring to a ‘Theology of Ecology’. Rather than having a ‘Theology of…’ Ruth wants the viewers to recognise that the earth and its environment has always been important to God. Ruth’s key message is that caring for the planet should be a central part of Christian belief.

The Environment and the Gospel – Dr Ruth Valerio (Interview) (11:33)
The Environment and the Gospel – Dr Ruth Valerio (Interview) (11:33)
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The Environment and the Gospel – Dr Ruth Valerio (Interview) (11:33)

Dr Ruth Valerio interviewed by Canon Prof David Wilkinson on how she came to be passionate about the environment. Ruth reflects on her studies at university and recalls the crucial moment that she became deeply inspired by the stories of creation and how they link to ecology.

Geology and the Christian Faith – Michael Roberts (Interview) (07:55)
Geology and the Christian Faith – Michael Roberts (Interview) (07:55)
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Geology and the Christian Faith – Michael Roberts (Interview) (07:55)

An interview with Michael Roberts on his experiences of being a Geologist with Christian faith. Michael recalls feeling a sense of awe and wonder towards the natural world which he sees as being a reflection of God.

Geophysics, Faith and the Environment – Professor Bob White (Interview) (09:05)
Geophysics, Faith and the Environment – Professor Bob White (Interview) (09:05)
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Geophysics, Faith and the Environment – Professor Bob White (Interview) (09:05)

Canon Professor David Wilkinson interviews Professor Bob White on being a Geophysicist and a Christian. Bob reflects on his work as a scientist as another means of exploring God’s creation.

Energy and the Earth: Fracking and the Church (Panel Session) (31:22)
Energy and the Earth: Fracking and the Church (Panel Session) (31:22)
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Energy and the Earth: Fracking and the Church (Panel Session) (31:22)

A panel session from our conference ‘Energy and the Earth: Fracking, Climate change and Stewardship’ (January, 2016) with Professor Bob White, Dr Ruth Valerio and Michael Roberts – chaired by Canon Professor David Wilkinson.

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