Short Answers to Big Questions

A selection of quick fire ‘short answers to big questions’ with ECLAS project director David Wilkinson. These are intended for use with our ‘Lesson Plans’ and, also, as discussion starters across the range of modules in various theological disciplines across the Common Awards.

NT Wright, God and the Pandemic (36:50)
NT Wright, God and the Pandemic (36:50)
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NT Wright, God and the Pandemic (36:50)
How can I maintain my faith during lockdown? (08:10)
How can I maintain my faith during lockdown? (08:10)
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How can I maintain my faith during lockdown? (08:10)

With churches closed, Revd Prof David Wilkinson offers a personal reflection on maintaining his faith during lockdown as a Christian and scientist.

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Is COVID-19 a punishment from God? (10:01)
Is COVID-19 a punishment from God? (10:01)
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Is COVID-19 a punishment from God? (10:01)

Reverend Professor David Wilkinson explores the idea that COVID-19 is a punishment from God. He delves into historical natural disasters and pandemics, and how Christians have helped overcome them by engaging with science, before discussing some of the relevance for the COVID-19 pandemic today.

What does it mean to be made in the image of God? (02:46)
What does it mean to be made in the image of God? (02:46)
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What does it mean to be made in the image of God? (02:46)

Part of our ‘Short Answers to Big Questions’ series.

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What is your hope for the end of the universe? (04:24)
What is your hope for the end of the universe? (04:24)
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What is your hope for the end of the universe? (04:24)

Part of our ‘Short Answers to Big Questions’ series.

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Did God use the Big Bang to create? (02:40)
Did God use the Big Bang to create? (02:40)
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Did God use the Big Bang to create? (02:40)

Part of our ‘Short Answers to Big Questions’ series.

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How does a belief in evolution relate to the theme of the fallenness of humankind? (04:06)
How does a belief in evolution relate to the theme of the fallenness of humankind? (04:06)
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How does a belief in evolution relate to the theme of the fallenness of humankind? (04:06)

Part of our ‘Short Answers to Big Questions’ series.

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What is a miracle? (03:40)
What is a miracle? (03:40)
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What is a miracle? (03:40)

Part of our ‘Short Answers to Big Questions’ series.

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Can someone believe both in God as creator and in evolution? (02:47)
Can someone believe both in God as creator and in evolution? (02:47)
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Can someone believe both in God as creator and in evolution? (02:47)

Part of our ‘Short Answers to Big Questions’ series.

 

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What about intelligent design? (03:29)
What about intelligent design? (03:29)
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What about intelligent design? (03:29)

Part of our ‘Short Answers to Big Questions’ series.

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What is wrong with creationism? (04:13)
What is wrong with creationism? (04:13)
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What is wrong with creationism? (04:13)

Part of our ‘Short Answers to Big Questions’ series.

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Doesn’t the Bible teach some form of creationism? After all, God is the Creator… (04:19)
Doesn’t the Bible teach some form of creationism? After all, God is the Creator… (04:19)
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Doesn’t the Bible teach some form of creationism? After all, God is the Creator… (04:19)

Part of our ‘Short Answers to Big Questions’ series.

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How do we equip Christians to live with the questions science raises for faith? (02:41)
How do we equip Christians to live with the questions science raises for faith? (02:41)
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How do we equip Christians to live with the questions science raises for faith? (02:41)

Part of our ‘Short Answers to Big Questions’ series.

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How do we equip church leaders to engage with science? (02:37)
How do we equip church leaders to engage with science? (02:37)
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How do we equip church leaders to engage with science? (02:37)

Part of our ‘Short Answers to Big Questions’ series.

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Why should the church engage with science? (03:22)
Why should the church engage with science? (03:22)
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Why should the church engage with science? (03:22)

Part of our ‘Short Answers to Big Questions’ series.

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Is the only way to see the science-theology relationship as a sort of conflict? (04:10)
Is the only way to see the science-theology relationship as a sort of conflict? (04:10)
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Is the only way to see the science-theology relationship as a sort of conflict? (04:10)

Part of our ‘Short Answers to Big Questions’ series.

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What can theology learn from science? (03:10)
What can theology learn from science? (03:10)
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What can theology learn from science? (03:10)

Part of our ‘Short Answers to Big Questions’ series.

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How can Christianity – a revealed faith – have credibility in an age of science? (02:22)
How can Christianity – a revealed faith – have credibility in an age of science? (02:22)
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How can Christianity – a revealed faith – have credibility in an age of science? (02:22)

Part of our ‘Short Answers to Big Questions’ series.

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