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Is an evolving creation compatible with the Bible? (16)

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Sneak peek at what is coming from Disciple Science (28)
The North American meteorological summer is nearly halfway complete! In this short episode, Dale will give you a sneak peak at what you can expect from Disciple Science for the remainder of July and August.   Links: Website: https://www.disciplescience.com/ Explore our videos: https://www.disciplescience.com/videos.html Listen to podcasts: https://www.disciplescience.com/podcast.html Donate: https://www.disciplescience.com/support.html Follow us: https://www.instagram.com/disciplescience/ https://twitter.com/DiscipleScience https://www.facebook.com/DiscipleScience/
10:33
July 10, 2020
Can Christian doctrine help us seek better solutions to the tensions around race, COVID-19 and the environment? (27)
Christian theology contains a few remarkable paradoxes.  That Jesus was fully God and fully Human, the trinitarian nature of God, the now and not yet of the Kingdom of God. These oddities of Christian doctrine do not make simple rational sense and yet we are invited to seek God through these foundational paradoxes.  They should prepare us to recognize when we are offered dualistic false dichotomies to societies problems.  Yet false dichotomies are what lie at the center of our current tension around race relations, the COVID-19 pandemic, and the best way to tend and watch over God's good creation.  Today on the disciple science podcast, do we have to choose. Links: Website: https://www.disciplescience.com/ Explore our videos: https://www.disciplescience.com/videos.html Listen to podcasts: https://www.disciplescience.com/podcast.html Donate: https://www.disciplescience.com/support.html Follow us: https://www.instagram.com/disciplescience/ https://twitter.com/DiscipleScience https://www.facebook.com/DiscipleScience/
14:16
June 15, 2020
Beyond Stewardship - Interview with Dr. David Warners and Dr. Matthew Heun (part 2) (26)
While Christians have a strong moral foundation for earth keeping, we don't have a sterling reputation for practicing what we preach.  From that knowledge comes the recent book Beyond Stewardship: New Approaches to Creation Care, a collection of essays edited by and contributed to by Calvin University professors, Ecologist Dr. Dave Warners and Engineer Dr. Matt Heun.  In this two part interview we talk about the Christian Environmental Stewardship paradigm, where it may be lacking and how we can re-frame a Christ centered commitment to tend and watch over all of God's creation to better inspire the next generation of earth keepers.  This is the second half of the interview, check out last weeks episode for part one.  Enjoy. Beyond Stewardship (Amazon Link) Beyond Stewardship website including links to chapter author interviews
38:31
June 3, 2020
Beyond Stewardship - Interview with Dr. David Warners and Dr. Matthew Heun (25)
While Christians have a strong moral foundation for earth keeping, we don't have a sterling reputation for practicing what we preach.  From that knowledge comes the recent book Beyond Stewardship: New Approaches to Creation Care, a collection of essays edited by and contributed to by Calvin University professors, Ecologist Dr. Dave Warners and Engineer Dr. Matt Heun.  In this two part interview we talk about the Christian Environmental Stewardship paradigm, where it may be lacking and how we can re-frame a Christ centered commitment to tend and watch over all of God's creation to better inspire the next generation of earth keepers.  This interview spanned two session so it will be released in two episodes, this is part one.  Enjoy. Beyond Stewardship (Amazon Link) Beyond Stewardship website including links to chapter author interviews
30:28
May 22, 2020
Does the Christian or secular worldview have a stronger foundation for environmental ethics? (24)
"If you have a why, you can bear almost any how."  This concept leads me to seek the "why" behind Christian earth-keeping and secular environmentalism to determine which worldview has a better foundation for stewardship of the environment.   The book Between Heaven and Earth by Fred Van Dyke is an excellent resource on the relationship between Christians and the environment and was a valuable resource for this episode.  Link to the book on Amazon.  https://amzn.to/2zcDwr1  (this is an affiliate link, meaning that if you click through and make a purchase, Disciple Science will receive a small commission.  All of those funds will go into production of future videos and resources to help people see how integrating science and Christian faith can inspire a fuller knowledge of God). Website: https://www.disciplescience.com/ Watch our videos: https://www.disciplescience.com/videos.html Listen to podcasts: https://www.disciplescience.com/podcast.html Donate: https://www.disciplescience.com/support.html E-mail: disciplescience1@gmail.com Follow us: https://www.instagram.com/disciplescience/ https://twitter.com/DiscipleScience https://www.facebook.com/DiscipleScience/ 
18:30
May 6, 2020
Why don't we see God's creation as part of God's story? (23)
Fundamental to the question of whether Christians should take care of God's creation is if the earth serves any ultimate purpose.  Do we hope to be ushered away from the earth, in which case we should see it as disposable, or is our hope for something else?   In this episode Dale explores how different understandings of the Christian gospel influence our penchant for or against environmental stewardship.   The book Surprised by Hope, by N.T. Wright is mentioned in this episode.  It is an outstanding resource describing different understandings of the gospel from the perspective of history, theology and the Bible.  Link to the book on Amazon https://amzn.to/3aynIf8 (this is an affiliate link, meaning that if you click through and make a purchase, Disciple Science will receive a small commission.  All of those funds will go into production of future videos and resources to help people see how integrating science and Christian faith can inspire a fuller knowledge of God). Website: https://www.disciplescience.com/ Watch our videos: https://www.disciplescience.com/videos.html Listen to podcasts: https://www.disciplescience.com/podcast.html Donate: https://www.disciplescience.com/support.html E-mail: disciplescience1@gmail.com  Follow us: https://www.instagram.com/disciplescience/ https://twitter.com/DiscipleScience https://www.facebook.com/DiscipleScience/ 
28:21
April 23, 2020
Why are Christians among the LEAST environmentally aware social groups in the United States? (22)
Survey data show that evangelical Christians are among the least likely to identify as environmentalists and most likely to deny that humans play a role in climate change.  In this first episode addressing the latest video, The Gospel and the Environment, we will explore what is behind the pattern of Christians wanting to disassociate from the environmental movement.   The Gospel and the Environment Disciple Science video https://youtu.be/NtTMQnfJovU  Website: https://www.disciplescience.com/ Explore our videos: https://www.disciplescience.com/videos.html Listen to podcasts: https://www.disciplescience.com/podcast.html Donate: https://www.disciplescience.com/support.html Follow us: https://www.instagram.com/disciplescience/ https://twitter.com/DiscipleScience https://www.facebook.com/DiscipleScience/
16:17
April 16, 2020
Faith, Science and the Coronavirus (21)
We interrupt our normal schedule of discussing Disciple Science videos to address the topic of the day, the coronavirus pandemic.  This issue invites us to integrate science's ability to understand how the world works and Christian faith's framework for hope, meaning, purpose, ethics and relationship.  Dale will will talk about what we can learn from this shared experience and how to respond and act as Christians in the midst of economic, social, personal and social strife.    Website: https://www.disciplescience.com/ Explore our videos: https://www.disciplescience.com/videos.html Listen to podcasts: https://www.disciplescience.com/podcast.html Donate: https://www.disciplescience.com/support.html Follow us: https://www.instagram.com/disciplescience/ https://twitter.com/DiscipleScience https://www.facebook.com/DiscipleScience/
28:40
April 9, 2020
The Works of His Hands: Interview with Biochemist Dr. Sy Garte (part 2) (20)
Dr. Sy Garte has a remarkable story.  Raised as an atheist, he came to follow Jesus in part because his training in science led him to question his materialist worldview.  Hear the second half of Sy's story in this week's episode.  You can read the whole story in his recently published book, The Works of His Hands: A Scientists Journey from Atheism to Faith (linked below). You can also see some of Sy's YouTube videos at his channel Faithful Syence at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCQXuI1EBHajDPH8YJvePZYA This is part two of an hour long interview.  The first half was released in last week's podcast. Amazon link to The Works of His Hands https://amzn.to/2QLJO6D (this is an affiliate link, meaning that if you click through and make a purchase, Disciple Science will receive a small commission.  All of those funds will go into production of future videos and resources showing how the integration of science and Christian faith can inspire a fuller knowledge of God). Website: https://www.disciplescience.com/ Explore our videos: https://www.disciplescience.com/videos.html Listen to podcasts: https://www.disciplescience.com/podcast.html Donate: https://www.disciplescience.com/support.html Follow us: https://www.instagram.com/disciplescience/ https://twitter.com/DiscipleScience https://www.facebook.com/DiscipleScience/
32:55
March 31, 2020
The Works of His Hands: Interview with Biochemist Dr. Sy Garte (part 1) (19)
Dr. Sy Garte has a remarkable story.  Raised as an atheist, he came to follow Jesus in part because his training in science led him to question his materialist worldview.  Hear the first half of his story in this week's episode.  I encourage you to read the whole story in his recently published book, The Works of His Hands: A Scientists Journey from Atheism to Faith (linked below).  You can also see some of Sy's YouTube videos at his channel Faithful Syence at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCQXuI1EBHajDPH8YJvePZYA  This is part one of an hour long interview.  The second half will be released in next week's podcast. Amazon link to The Works of His Hands https://amzn.to/2QLJO6D (this is an affiliate link, meaning that if you click through and make a purchase, Disciple Science will receive a small commission.  All of those funds will go into production of future videos and resources showing how the integration of science and Christian faith can inspire a fuller knowledge of God). Website: https://www.disciplescience.com/ Explore our videos: https://www.disciplescience.com/videos.html Listen to podcasts: https://www.disciplescience.com/podcast.html Donate: https://www.disciplescience.com/support.html Follow us: https://www.instagram.com/disciplescience/ https://twitter.com/DiscipleScience https://www.facebook.com/DiscipleScience/
27:40
March 25, 2020
Interview with Dr. Gregg Davidson, author of Friend of Science Friend of Faith PART 2 (18)
Dr. Gregg Davidson is professor and chair of Geology and Geological Engineering at the University of Mississippi.  In this week's episode we discussed his recent book Friend of Science Friend of Faith, where Gregg outlines his vision for the compatibility and harmony of science and Christian faith.  This is part two of an hour long interview.  The first portion of the interview was in the previous weeks podcast. You can find information on all of Gregg's books (fiction and nonfiction) at http://greggdavidson.net/  Amazon link to Friend of Science Friend of Faith https://amzn.to/338U6mo  (this is an affiliate link, meaning that if you click through and make a purchase, Disciple Science will receive a small commission.  All of those funds will go into production of future videos and resources exploring the intersection of science and faith). Website: https://www.disciplescience.com/ Explore our videos: https://www.disciplescience.com/videos.html Listen to podcasts: https://www.disciplescience.com/podcast.html Donate: https://www.disciplescience.com/support.html Follow us: https://www.instagram.com/disciplescience/ https://twitter.com/DiscipleScience https://www.facebook.com/DiscipleScience/
29:09
March 17, 2020
Interview with Dr. Gregg Davidson, author of Friend of Science Friend of Faith PART 1 (17)
Dr. Gregg Davidson is professor and chair of Geology and Geological Engineering at the University of Mississippi.  In this week's episode we discussed his recent book Friend of Science Friend of Faith, where Gregg outlines his vision for the compatibility and harmony of science and Christian faith.  This is part one of an hour long interview.  The second portion of the interview will be released next week.   Amazon link to Friend of Science Friend of Faith https://amzn.to/338U6mo  (this is an affiliate link, meaning that if you click through and make a purchase, Disciple Science will receive a small commission.  All of those funds will go into production of future videos and resources exploring the intersection of science and faith). Website: https://www.disciplescience.com/ Explore our videos: https://www.disciplescience.com/videos.html Listen to podcasts: https://www.disciplescience.com/podcast.html Donate: https://www.disciplescience.com/support.html Follow us: https://www.instagram.com/disciplescience/ https://twitter.com/DiscipleScience https://www.facebook.com/DiscipleScience/
30:25
March 11, 2020
Is an evolving creation compatible with the Bible? (16)
Christians see the Bible as the inspired word of God.  So we usually check for compatibility with any idea in science, or any other field, to confirm that it fits with what we learn from scripture.  In this episode I will take a big picture perspective to review the first few chapters of Genesis as well as select verses from the New Testament, to determine if Evolutionary Creationism is compatible with a high view of scripture. The book, The Lost World of Genesis One is a great book by Old Testament expert John Walton that outlines the idea that Genesis One is describing the inauguration of the earth as a temple.  Link to the book through Amazon https://amzn.to/2T5SoyJ The book, The Lost World of Adam and Eve is another great book by John Walton outlining views on Adam and Eve in Genesis 2 and 3.  Link to the book trough Amazon https://amzn.to/397uHvu  (this are affiliate links, meaning that if you click through and make a purchase, Disciple Science will receive a small commission.  All of those funds will go into production of future videos and resources to help people see how integrating science and Christian faith can inspire a fuller knowledge of God). Website: https://www.disciplescience.com/ Explore our videos: https://www.disciplescience.com/videos.html Listen to podcasts: https://www.disciplescience.com/podcast.html Donate: https://www.disciplescience.com/support.html Follow us: https://www.instagram.com/disciplescience/ https://twitter.com/DiscipleScience https://www.facebook.com/DiscipleScience/ 
33:40
February 28, 2020
What do Christians believe about when and how God created, and why don't we all agree? (15)
Many Christian are only aware of one view on origins (young earth creationism), and most Christians don't know why there are so many models for when and how God creation.  This episode will discuss the six views on the of everything and which are compatible with Christian beliefs.   The book, Mapping the Origins Debate is a valuable resource for more detail on this topic.  This is a link to Mapping the Origins Debate through Amazon.  https://amzn.to/2uIdWIx  (this is an affiliate link, meaning that if you click through and make a purchase, Disciple Science will receive a small commission.  All of those funds will go into production of future videos and resources exploring the intersection of science and faith). Website: https://www.disciplescience.com/ Explore our videos: https://www.disciplescience.com/videos.html Listen to podcasts: https://www.disciplescience.com/podcast.html Donate: https://www.disciplescience.com/support.html Follow us: https://www.instagram.com/disciplescience/ https://twitter.com/DiscipleScience https://www.facebook.com/DiscipleScience/
33:25
February 18, 2020
Did evolution create, or solve, more problems for Christian thought? (14)
Pope John Paul II said, "Science can purify religion from error and superstition. Religion can purify science from idolatry and false absolutes. Each can draw the other into a wider world, a world in which both can flourish." This week on the Disciple Science podcast we will begin our exploration of the origins debate by asking if evolution caused more problems, or solved more problems, for Christian thought. Website: https://www.disciplescience.com/ Explore our videos: https://www.disciplescience.com/videos.html Listen to podcasts: https://www.disciplescience.com/podcast.html Donate: https://www.disciplescience.com/support.html Follow us: https://www.instagram.com/disciplescience/ https://twitter.com/DiscipleScience https://www.facebook.com/DiscipleScience/
28:09
February 10, 2020
Images of Divine Things: A conversation with Dr. Lisanne Winslow, author of the upcoming book, A Great and Wonderful Analogy (13)
Why did God create?  This week I interview Dr. Lisanne Winslow to discuss her soon to be released book, A Great and Wonderful Analogy.  She will outline the views she shares with Jonathan Edwards, the early American preacher and theologian, that God is using creation to reveal God's self to us.   Link to Lisanne's faculty page - https://unwsp.edu/bio/lisanne-winslow Link to LIisanne's instagram page Urchinpoet - https://www.instagram.com/urchinpoet/ You can support the podcast and the production of Disciple Science videos at https://www.disciplescience.com/support.html
1:03:24
January 31, 2020
Suggestions for how to seek God in nature. (12)
Seeking God in nature may come easy to some but is new and uncomfortable for others.  Dale provides some suggestions for how to bring scripture and nature together in this weeks episode.   You can support production of Disciple Science videos and the podcast by clicking on the Support link on the disciplescience.com website. www.disciplescience.com/support
25:05
January 24, 2020
What tools do you need to find God in nature? (11)
Should an active imagination be a part of your journey of faith?  The abundance of poetry in the scriptures and the rich metaphors describing God suggest that you do, but should it also be part of our search for meaning from creation? The book Re-imaging Nature: The Promise of a Christian Natural Theology was an important resource for this episode.   https://amzn.to/2LGFl2I (this is an affiliate link, meaning that if you click through and make a purchase, Disciple Science will receive a small commission.  All of those funds will go into production of future videos and resources exploring the intersection of science and faith). You can support production of Disciple Science videos and the podcast by clicking on the Support link on the disciplescience.com website. www.disciplescience.com/support
20:39
January 15, 2020
Did Jesus and the Biblical authors use natural theology? (10)
"The heavens reveal the glory of God," this refrain from Psalm 19 points to a connection between what we see in the natural world and our desire to know God, but did Jesus and the authors of scripture practice this method?  This week we will explore the Bible for connections between nature and a clearer understanding of God. You can support production of Disciple Science videos and the podcast by clicking on the Support link on the disciplescience.com website. www.disciplescience.com/support 
23:28
January 6, 2020
Natural Theology: Criticisms and definitions (9)
Before we explore the applications of natural theology, Dale seeks to define the term and addresses some of the criticisms of seeking God in creation. The book Re-imaging Nature: The Promise of a Christian Natural Theology is a significant resource for this episode.   https://amzn.to/2LGFl2I  (this is an affiliate link, meaning that if you click through and make a purchase, Disciple Science will receive a small commission.  All of those funds will go into production of future videos and resources exploring the intersection of science and faith). You can support production of Disciple Science videos and the podcast by clicking on the Support link on the disciplescience.com website.   www.disciplescience.com/support
24:44
December 10, 2019
Has God authored two books of revelation? (8)
There is an old concept, first introduced hundreds of years ago, that doesn't get much airtime in the modern western Church, that God authored two books of revelation.  Not two actual book, but two metaphorical books, the books of scripture and the book of creation.  This episode is the first of a series of episodes asking what we can know of God through the examination of creation.   You can support production of Disciple Science videos and the podcast here www.disciplescience.com/support
21:37
December 3, 2019
Is there tension between science and Christian faith? Q and R (7)
Hear Dale respond to some of the questions that came in around the first video, Is there tension between science and Christian faith? Links to resources mentioned in the episode (some of the links below are affiliate links, meaning that if you click through and make a purchase, Disciple Science will receive a small commission.  All of those funds will go into production of future videos and resources exploring the intersection of science and faith). Web-page: Wikipedia list of Christians in science and technology    Book: Biology through the eyes of faith by Richard Wright Book: God's undertaker: Has science buried God? by John Lennox Book: Surprised by Meaning: Science, Faith, and How We Make Sense of Things by Alister McGrath Book: Enriching our vision of Reality by Alister McGrath Support Disciple Science with a tax deductible donation www.disciplescience.com
35:05
November 25, 2019
Science and faith in the eyes of emerging adults: Conversation with Greg Cootsona (6)
Do emerging adults see the relationship between science and faith in a different way?   Dale speaks with Greg Cootsona, author of Mere Science and Christian Faith: Bridging the Divide with Emerging Adults, to talk about modern views on the intersection of science and faith, and how the emergence of technology and the internet is transforming our perceptions of the relationship?  Greg Cootsona teaches in the department of comparative religion and humanities at California State University at Chico.  Greg directs Science for the Church, a project designed to bring the resources of science to strengthen congregational life. From 2016 to early 2019, he directed the Science and Theology for Emerging Adult Ministries at Fuller Seminary. Greg served as a pastor for 18 years, and he is published on numerous topics, recently focusing on the intersection of science and faith. He has authored the book Mere Science and Christian Faith: Bridging the Divide with Emerging Adults, which was published in 2018 by InterVarsity Press, and his book Negotiating Science and Religion in America: Past, Present, and Future will be published by Routledge Press next month. Greg also serves as an advisor to Biologos, DoSER (Dialogue on Science Ethics and Religion from the AAAS), Sinai and Synapses, and the Center for Theology and the Natural Sciences. Book and resource recommendations from the episode (Some of the links below are affiliate links, meaning that if you click through and make a purchase, Disciple Science will receive a small commission.  All of those funds will go into production of educational resources exploring the intersection of science and faith).   Book: Mere Science and Christian Faith: Bridging the Divide with Emerging Adults Book: Religion vs. Science: What Religious People Really Think Book: Secularity and Science: What Scientists around the World Really Think about Religion Book: You Lost Me: Why Young Christians are Leaving Church and Rethinking Faith YouTube Playlist: Dichotomies Down in Dayton (insights on the Scopes Monkey Trial)
38:29
November 18, 2019
Should we assign blame for the tension between science and faith? (5)
While assigning blame for a problem may provide a sense of relief, it won't necessarily make the issue go away.  However, as we finish our brief tour of the history of the relationship between science and faith, we will find that both the Christian and scientific communities have missed steps.  We should learn from those stories as we work to carve a way forward into a future where the two worlds can coexist and even overlap more peacefully. You can support production of Disciple Science videos and the podcast here https://www.disciplescience.com/donate.html
17:42
November 4, 2019
Will the methods of science lead us away from our faith? (4)
Modern science assumes that no divine intervention is needed to explain the ways of the world.  Will this approach to answering scientific questions leak into our psyche as we explore ideas of meaning and purpose?  Listen in as Dale, Joel an Matt explore the concept of methodological naturalism as it is applied in the scientific method and how extrapolating from science into life can lead us into a naturalistic worldview.  Be sure to watch our first video on our YouTube channel (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCptRedo--XTWgHyUc0SsAIA). Also check out our website (https://www.disciplesciencecom) for more resources on science and faith.   You can support production of Disciple Science videos and the podcast here https://www.disciplescience.com/donate.html 
37:13
October 28, 2019
Has there always been tension between science and Christianity? (3)
Study after study confirms that the public believes there is tension or conflict between science and faith.  But is the tension real and has it always been there?  This week, Joel, Dale, and Matt begin to discuss some of the history of the intersection between science and faith.  Be sure to watch our first video on our youtube channel (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCptRedo--XTWgHyUc0SsAIA). Also check out our website (https://www.disciplescience.com) for more resources on science and faith. You can support production of Disciple Science videos and the podcast here https://www.disciplescience.com/donate.html
28:51
October 15, 2019
What is Disciple Science? (2)
This week on the Disciple Science Podcast, hear Matt, Dale, and Joel discuss why they formed Disciple Science and their goals for honest and responsible discussion of difficult and important topics. Make sure to check out our website disciplescience.com for more resources on science and faith.
10:43
October 7, 2019
Welcome to Disciple Science! (1)
Welcome to the Disciple Science Podcast! Disciple Science exists to explore the intersection of science and faith and this podcast is one of several Disciple Science resources for that purpose. In this first episode, you'll get to meet hosts Dale Gentry, Joel Jueckstock and Matt Gill. You'll also get to hear about what we hope to accomplish through this podcast. Make sure to check out our website disciplescience.com for more resources on science and faith.
15:00
September 26, 2019