Videos

Cosmic Voyage

 

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Dramatic IMAX video showing the vast universe and the intricate microscopic world; assumes an old universe and evolution but doesn’t dwell on that. This YouTube link does the 9 minute “Powers of Ten” section of the full video.

Girl in the Café

Film that relates global hunger issues with country / societal wealth and begs the question “who is your neighbor” and “why should I care?”

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2005

 

BioLogos

Organization of evangelical Christians promoting the Evolutionary Creation view of origins, founded by Francis Collins (head of the National Institutes of Health). Website includes many articles from leading scientists and biblical scholars and an active blog (Science and the Sacred). Also includes many short video interviews of leading pastors and scholars who support evolution as compatible with Christian faith (also available here: http://www.youtube.com/biologosfoundation).

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NOVA: Cracking the Code of Life

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NOVA: Judgment Day: Intelligent Design on Trial

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Creation, Design, Evolution, and Human Origins

Deborah & Loren Haarsma

A one-hour lecture based on their book of the same title, given in Calvin’s January Series, 2009.

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Test of Faith: Does Science Threaten Belief in God?

Ruth Bancewicz (Editor)
Faraday Institute for Science and Religion

A 90-minute DVD divided into shorter chapters that work well as a discussion start for small groups. Interviews with leading Christian experts cover cutting-edge science topics (multiple universes, evolution, what happens in the brain when we pray, climate change, etc.). Companion study guide for groups and leader guide is available. Video excerpts available on their youtube channel: http://www.youtube.com/thetestoffaith .More resources at their web page: http://www.testoffaith.com Youth curriculum: http://testoffaith.com/youth/

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Science and the God Question

John Lennox

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Several videos at his website, arguments for God, responds to Dawkins and other “new atheists”.

God in the Cosmos

Jennifer Wiseman
Veritas Forum
2009
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Lecture with beautiful astronomy photos, worship, etc.

Nostalgia for the Light

A thoughtful documentary that juxtaposes two groups in the desert of Chile: astronomers using huge telescopes to study the universe, and women searching for the remains of loved ones killed in the Pinochet regime. Not explicitly Christian, but recommended by a pastor for other pastors.

2010

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Flatland: The Movie

Flatland: The Movie is an exciting half-hour animated film based on Edwin Abbott’s classic novel. Flatland is an entirely two-dimensional world where different shapes live, work, and play–all under the rule of the evil Circles who are determined to keep the third dimension a secret, at any cost. The story follows Arthur Square (Martin Sheen) and his curious granddaughter Hex (Kristen Bell). When the mysterious visitor Spherius (Michael York) arrives from Spaceland, Arthur and Hex face grave danger as they begin to come to terms with the truth of the third dimension. Combining action, drama, geometry, and sociopolitical commentary, this moving story challenges audiences to grasp the limitations of their assumptions about reality and to think about the possibility of higher and previously inconceivable dimensions (both literal and metaphorical). This is a movie that the whole family can enjoy.

2007
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The Multi-Dimensional Human Embryo

Digital image of human embryonic development, with descriptions of developmental stages.

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The Visible Embryo

A map of human embryonic development with brief descriptions of developmental stages.

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The God of all Neurons

John Van Sloten

What do neurons teach us about who God is? Can they help us know him better? Pastor John Van Sloten of New Hope Church in Calgary explores parallels between neurons in the brain and Jesus’ description of the vine and the branches.

October, 2010
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Wound Healing: God’s Physiological Truth

John Van Sloten, New Hope Church, Calgary Alberta

Pastor John Van Sloten of New Hope Church preaches on the theological implications of the scientific area of wound healing.
19-Sep-10
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Sermon: Large Hadron Collider

John Van Sloten
New Hope Church, Calgary Alberta
October, 2010
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Pastor John Van Sloten of New Hope Church in Calgary, preaches about the Large Hadron Collider and the way God speaks to us through physics.

Unlocking the Mystery of Life

A documentary defending the Intelligent Design view of origins.

2003

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The Secret Life of Scientists: Katharine Hayhoe, Climate Scientist

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This PBS series profiles the lives of scientists. Katharine Hayhoe’s “secret” is that she is a Christian. Her husband is a pastor of an evangelical church, and she discusses the challenges of dealing with this issue in the church. Four short videos on this website make good discussion starters for a church discussion on climate change. See also their book: http://ministrytheorem.calvinseminary.edu/cfe-books/a-climate-for-change-global-warming-facts-for-faith-based-decisions/

Live Simply so that Others May Simply Live

Steven Bouma-Prediger

2010
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A short video lecture introducing environmental issues from a theologian at Hope College. Would make a great discussion-starter for a youth group meeting or adult-ed class.

Audio interview: Jesus Christ, Extraterrestrial?

Jennifer Wiseman (interviewee)
Veritas Riff
29-Jun-11
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A transcript of an interview on the Veritas Riff podcast. Jennifer Wiseman, NASA astronomer and Christian, speaks about the possibilities of intelligent life on other planets.

Video: Time lapse of seeds sprouting and growing

Radish seeds sprouting, top and roots growing

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The Eyeborg Documentary: Prosthetics Technologies

This video shows the latest prosthetic technologies (artificial eyes, hands, legs, etc.). It explores the current state of these technologies and the question of where such technologies will be in 10-15 years, with comparisons to tech in the video game “Deus Ex”. A good discussion starter on appropriate use of technology and bioethics. The connection to a video game will appeal to youth.

26-Aug-11
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Tree of Life

2011

An independent film about a family in 1950s Texas that explores deep theological themes of creation and takes a profound look at the hard questions raised in the book of Job. Review by Roy Anker.

Epigenetics and the Love of God

John Van Sloten
New Hope Church, Calgary Alberta
15-Jan-12
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Pastor Jon Van Sloten explores what God has revealed in how our genes express themselves, with connections to Psalm 139:13-14 (you knit me together in my mother’s womb) and other passages.

The Kidney, Homeostasis, and the Holy Spirit

John Van Sloten
New Hope Church, Calgary Alberta
20-Nov-11
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Sermons on Creation Care: Ann Arbor Vineyard church

Ken Wilson

Three sermons, part of several creation care ministries at this university church. Type the title into your browser’s search to find these sermons.

Conception to birth — visualized

Alexander Tsiaras
TED conference
November, 2011
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A short video showing human development starting from egg and sperm, with comments from a mathematician who models biological development.

BioVisions from Harvard University

 

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Short videos on the inner life of cells, showing the constant activity and beautiful structures in side our bodies. Set to lush music.