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Access a range of resources related to the Christian Leadership in an Age of Science project. Search by Theological or Scientific index to find something that interests you.

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Q&A With Revd Professor Jeff Astley

Q&A session with Rev Prof Jeff Astley after his talk on free-will.

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Freed From Responsibility And Judgement? – Revd Professor Jeff Astley

Revd Prof Jeff Astley reflecting on themes of ‘ordinary theology’ and ‘free will’.

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The Death Of The Soul Should Theists Mind? – Revd Professor Jeff Astley

In this talk Revd Prof Jeff Astley discusses the soul – his talk provides an interesting contrast to that of David Wilkinson’s ‘why I don’t believe in the soul’.

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Why I Don’t Believe In The Soul – Canon Professor David Wilkinson

A provocative talk from Canon Professor David Wilkinson on why he does not believe in the soul.

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Energy And The Earth: Fracking And The Church

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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Geophysics, Faith And The Environment – Professor Bob White

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.

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Geology And The Christian Faith – Michael Roberts

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...

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The Environment And The Gospel – Dr Ruth Valerio

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...

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Care For The Environment: A Gospel Imperative – Dr Ruth Valerio

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...

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Order, Chaos And Creation – An Interview With Professor Tom McLeish

Professor Tom McLeish reflects on science and Christianity referring to the book of Job as a place where clear links between the two can be found. He refers to an extract in Job which consists...

by Tom McLeish, FRS
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Teaching On The Conflict Thesis

Outline Notes for a Teaching Block on The Conflict Thesis in Science and Religion as an illustration of the range of understanding of science-religion interactions. Aim: to introduce the ‘Conflict thesis’ and assess its use...

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Teaching Block On Natural Evil In The Light Of Science

Outline Notes for a Teaching Block on natural evil in the light of science. Aim: to introduce and evaluate the concept of natural evil, and to suggest how such ‘evil’ might be thought compatible with...

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Engaging With Creationist Worldviews In The Classroom And Congregation

Outline Notes for a Teaching Block on Engaging with creationist worldviews in the classroom and congregation. Aim: To help students engage with creationist worldviews, whether expressed in the classroom or congregation