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

 

2005

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

BioLogos

 

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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

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

Test of Faith: Does science threaten belief in God?

Ruth Bancewicz (Editor)
Faraday Institute and

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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/

PBS: The Human Spark

PBS
2010
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PBS mini-series hosted by Alan Alda that explains evidence for human origins and what makes us unique from chimps and neanderthals.

Religion and Science: Pathways to Truth

Wesley Ministry Network
2008
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Several expert speakers, study guide, DVD, bonus materials.

Science and the God Question

Alistair 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

 

2010

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

 

2007
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An animated film with voice work by Martin Sheen. Explores geometry, polyhedra, and higher dimensions in a way the whole family can enjoy.

The Multi-Dimensional Human Embryo

 

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

The Visible Embryo

 

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A map of human embyronic development with brief descriptions of developmental stages

The God of all Neurons

John Van Sloten

October, 2010
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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.

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Wound Healing: God’s Physiological Truth

John Van Sloten
New Hope Church, Calgary Alberta
19-Sep-10
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Pastor John Van Sloten of New Hope Church in Calgary preaches on the theological implications of the scientific area of Wound Healing.

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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.

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Sermon on Laminin protein molecule

Louie Giglio

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The laminin protein molecule holds our cells together, and in Christ all things hold together.

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Unlocking the Mystery of Life

 

2003
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A documentary defending the Intelligent Design view of origins.

The Secret Life of Scientists: Katharine Hayhoe, Climate Scientist

PBS

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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/resources/44

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

 

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The Eyeborg Documentary: Prosthetics Technologies

 

26-Aug-11
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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

 

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 http://www.pbs.org/wnet/religionandethics/episodes/july-8-2011/the-tree-of-life/9110/

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 at 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
Nov-11
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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.