Science and Origins
Our understanding of the first chapters of Genesis has implications for the way we understand the rest of Scripture. And very real, practical matters are caught up in how we answer this question. What is a human being? What is God? How should we think about caring for the natural world? How should we treat our neighbour? How should we treat our dinner? Our starting point has a great deal to say about where we end up.
Charles Darwin, Eugenics, and the Endgame of Atheism
Dr. Jerry Bergman of the Institute for Creation Research talks about the person and work of Charles Darwin, the Darwinian influence on Nazi ideology and the eugenics movement, as well as his own story of conversion from atheism to Christianity.
The Evolutionist Hermeneutic
EICC Fellow Willem Ouweneel explains how asking foundational questions about the field of biology led him to pursue degrees in philosophy and theology, and what's at stake if we abandon the doctrine of a historical Adam created by God from the dust.
Understanding Virtual Reality
Virtual Reality technology is positioning itself as the next frontier in technology, across a range of industries. How do we understand this technology as a cultural product, with its attendant risks and advantages?
When Science and Faith Collide
The popular idea of conflict between science and religion is a false dilemma; at root is the question of worldview and authority.
The Science of Faith and the Faith of Science
Worship includes the use of our minds. A Christian cosmology maintains that the laws of nature are only laws because they are God's ordinary way of working. There is no conflict inherent between science and religion.
Can Science Determine Human Values?
Joe Boot discusses whether the methods of science can provide values for humanity and offers a critique of Sam Harris.
The Colour of Death and the Law of Life
Rejecting the apocalyptic predictions and pseudo-science of the popular media does not mean a commitment to a misuse of God's creation - on the contrary. In Christ, we become God's redeemed gardeners, tilling and tending all things, turning creation into a culture to the glory of God.
The Revelation of God in Creation
The creative act of God recorded in Genesis lays out the literal meaning for the rest of the Bible. In the Christian worldview, creation and redemption stand in an absolute historical continuum together. A proper understanding of God's revelation in creation requires a proper understanding of his Word which interprets the world.
The Meaning of Evolution
Evolution is a worldview which affects how we think about every area: pyschology, human morality, history and literature. Joe Boot discusses how the popular form of this idea arose and how it stands at odds with a biblical understanding of the world.
Christianity and Science
The third installment of the material originally delivered at Belleville Worldview Conference, May 26, 2012. Joe Boot discusses the foundational beliefs and commitments required for a coherent understanding of science and scientific knowledge.