For the last few weeks, I've been helping teach an Apologetics class as part of the Brookside Institute on Sunday afternoons. That means I've had my nose in resources that help explain the reasonableness, reliability, and richness of the Christian more that I sometimes do at other times. And, whenever I find a good resource, I try to recommend it so others can benefit from it (or at least consider what it's saying!) as well. You may recall me posting one such resource video a few weeks ago.
Well, I've run across another worthwhile video that's less than 6 minutes long. The video features Eric Metaxas, who's always fun to listen to (and worth listening to). The video deals with a topic - science and Christianity - about which Metaxas recently wrote a (MUCH discussed) Wall Street Journal article. And the video is well done - making a clear point concisely, with some (characteristic) Metaxas wit thrown in.
Here's one line from the video that will hopefully serve as a teaser, drawing you into the 6 minute clip: "Simply put, the odds against life in the universe are astonishing. Yet, here we are - not only existing, but talking about existing. What can account for it?"
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I think that the church has a responsibility to equip their members with how to deal with science and Genesis. It needs to come from the pulpit where everyone can hear and not just ideas presented in a Sunday school class. I am seeing more and more christian theologians and scientists stepping up to the plate now and dealing with these issues but the church holds back. It pains me to see our young folks taking science classes and either losing their faith or deciding against a career in science because they haven't been taught how to incorporate these ideas. I see the church as being afraid of opening up a conversation about these things. They don't want to create divisiveness but yet nothing gets talked about and hence parents and students remain ineffective in this regard. I would just like to see more open discussion on these issues. Sorry....this strikes and sensitive chord with me. I'm glad you brought this up on your blog Tim !
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