Category Archives: Science and Christianity

“Will you return to me?” asks the Lord

For many years now I have been offended by the gross inequality in the world and in our nation.  I particularly became aware of how bad it was in the UK when my children were of an age to think … Continue reading

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Before the universe began.

The bowler beats the bat and the ball hits the batsman’s pad.  There is a loud appeal and the umpire calls for ‘hawkeye’ to predict where the ball was going. Hawkeye is a system that tracks the flight of the … Continue reading

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Foreword to The Big Picture

Scientific discovery has brought material benefits and physical comfort to mankind.  The predictability of matter leads us to assume that it behaves according to fixed laws, and this belief has led engineers to develop tools and machinery to manipulate the … Continue reading

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A contemporary Genesis

One morning I felt the inspiration to write a modern version of the Genesis account of creation, incorporating and alluding to the scientific discoveries of recent times.  I hope that nobody chooses to take offence: Before the beginning of time … Continue reading

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I think I might be a panentheist – I hope it’s catching!

The ancient Celts knew a thing or two. They were not the wild fighters who the Sheriff of Nottingham brought in to drive Kevin Costner’s Robin Hood from his idyllic woodland village. They had a special understanding of the nature … Continue reading

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A robust intellectual basis for Christianity is not enough.

I like to understand why things are like they are. As a child I was taught that science provides the answers that I needed. When in later life I became a Christian I thought that there was a conflict between … Continue reading

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The End of Evolution

Living things are amazingly complex and refined organisms.  Contained within our skin are muscles, organs, a nervous system, a circulatory system, an immune system, a digestive system, a reproductive system, a repair system, a growth system, and perhaps the most … Continue reading

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After Christmas – what?

With the arrival of October we will begin to see the signs of Christmas in the shops (some may be there already).  The lead up to Christmas will be frenetic and stressful, and hopefully we will have a wonderful time … Continue reading

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God, Science and Purpose discussion series.

Churches work hard to spread the good news of Christianity, and there are many excellent introductory courses available.  However, someone needs to have a level of interest before enrolling on such a course. In my case, I’d already decided to … Continue reading

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“A good robot is hard to find”

I came across this article, and it reminded me how amazing the animal world is, and in particular human beings.  It only took  250 million generations since the first fossil evidence of animals to evolve a human, and each one is built … Continue reading

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