All Creation Groans: An Interview with Katharine Hayhoe
Can worship practices help heal our broken relationship with the more-than-human creation? How might lament, gratitude, the sacraments, and embodied actions reanimate our love for God’s world? Join this conversation with Katharine Hayhoe and Debra Rienstra
Video posted on January 25, 2021 as part of the 2021 Worship Symposium
Christians, Climate, and Culture
Katharine Hayhoe is an atmospheric scientist who studies climate change and an evangelical Christian. She is passionate about bridging the broad, deep gap between scientists and Christians and says the key to having a real discussion is to connect over shared values like family, community, and faith.
This lecture was part of the 2021 January series at Calvin University.
Fossil Evidence for an Ancient Earth
Ralph Stearley, Calvin College
Lecture given at the annual meeting of the Evangelical Theological Society, November, 2017
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
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.
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.
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.
Katharine Hayhoe: Climate Change, Christianity, and Evangelicals
Dr. Katharine Hayhoe describes evangelicals as “those who take the Bible’s teachings seriously.” Those teachings include caring for those who are less fortunate and for our planet. The lecture is from January, 2019.
Hayhoe is a Texas Tech Professor and recipient of the 2018 Stephen Schneider Award for Outstanding Climate Science Communication.
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
Conception to birth — visualized
A short video showing human development starting from egg and sperm, with comments from a mathematician who models biological development.
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
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.
God in the Cosmos
Lecture with beautiful astronomy photos, worship, etc.
Science and the God Question
Several videos at his website, arguments for God, responds to Dawkins and other “new atheists”.
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.
NOVA: Judgment Day: Intelligent Design on Trial
NOVA: Cracking the Code of Life
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).
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?”
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.
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.
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.