What is the role of scientific discovery in Christian faith? Many today feel that the practice of modern science is not very friendly to belief in the Bible. Is there a way that Bible-believing Christians can make peace with the work of the modern scientist?
From The Dust is a recent documentary film that aims to reframe the discussion regarding the Bible and Science by looking at how we read the Scriptures and how we think about the art and beauty of science. When we read Genesis 2:7, we get a grand view of the glory of God as He creates Humanity in His Image:
Then the Lord God formed the man of dust from the ground and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life, and the man became a living creature (ESV).
How does Science complement and illuminate the Biblical picture of creation? Watch the film trailer for an idea:
With interviews by leading and influential Biblical scholars, scientists and theologians from diverse perspectives, such as N.T. Wright, Alister McGrath, John Polkinghorne, John Walton, Jason Lisle, Terry Mortenson, and Pete Enns, From The Dust hopes to reinvigorate the Christian imagination on how we approach these issues.
If you are cheap like me, you can simply review some of the film clips at the movie’s website or view them at the BioLogos website to get an idea of what it is like. If you really like it, you can order the film through BioLogos, or download on iTunes.
Stretch your mind and enjoy!
Coming Next Weekend!! Veracity Takes It Out of CyberSpace and Into Live and Personal Discussion!!
Want to explore more about these issues in conversation with others? Then please join us at the Facts & Faith Symposium, at the Williamsburg Community Chapel, several Sundays in November, 2013 (the 10th, 17th and 24th) at 6:30 pm.
November 1st, 2013 at 10:17 am
Thanks for working so hard on this series leading up to the Facts & Faith symposium!
For those who may be new to Veracity, we are all about personal discipleship and searching for the truth. We believe ultimately that ‘truth’ is a person (John 14:6) and that we all have a personal charge to work on discovering the truth (Philippians 2:12). We don’t tell you what to think, but try to provide resources to help you figure things out on your own. We have our own opinions, but are not afraid to present the best arguments from opposing viewpoints—and why not? If Christianity is true, then what have we to fear? We welcome constructive dialogue whether you agree with us or not.
Modern ideas about creation form an intriguing triad. Many old-earth and young-earth adherents agree that theistic evolution has problems with ideas about mankind’s evolution, but they strongly disagree with each other about the age of the earth and what science can and cannot contribute to our understanding of Scripture. Theistic evolutionists agree with old-earth creationists about the age of the earth, and believe that young-earth creationists have their interpretation of science all wrong. What makes creation issues so difficult is that the theological implications of each position, when fully addressed, are quite profound. The ironic part is that proponents of all three positions agree that saving faith in Jesus Christ does not depend on having a ‘correct’ view on creationism. This agreement doesn’t make the topic unimportant but does put it in the ‘intramural’ debate category.
Again, thanks for a complete treatment of the topic.