Age of the Earth
Geologist Stephen Moshier, Wheaton College, presents geological evidence that Earth is billions of years old.
lecture given at the annual meeting of Evangelical Theological Society in November, 2017
Fossil Evidence for an Ancient Earth
Ralph Stearley, Calvin College
Lecture given at the annual meeting of the Evangelical Theological Society, November, 2017
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?”
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).
NOVA: Cracking the Code of Life
NOVA: Judgment Day: Intelligent Design on Trial
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.
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/
Science and the God Question
Several videos at his website, arguments for God, responds to Dawkins and other “new atheists”.
God in the Cosmos
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.
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.
The Multi-Dimensional Human Embryo
Digital image of human embryonic development, with descriptions of developmental stages.
The Visible Embryo
A map of human embryonic development with brief descriptions of developmental stages.
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.
Unlocking the Mystery of Life
A documentary defending the Intelligent Design view of origins.
The Secret Life of Scientists: Katharine Hayhoe, Climate Scientist
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
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)
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
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.
Tree of Life
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.
The Kidney, Homeostasis, and the Holy Spirit
John Van Sloten
New Hope Church, Calgary Alberta
Sermons on Creation Care: Ann Arbor Vineyard church
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
A short video showing human development starting from egg and sperm, with comments from a mathematician who models biological development.
BioVisions from Harvard University
Short videos on the inner life of cells, showing the constant activity and beautiful structures in side our bodies. Set to lush music.