The God of Creation and New Creation: Jesus, Science and Popular Culture

5–9 February 2024 (Mon–Fri)

Science is big news from Hawking, through Dawkins and to the end of the Universe. In pop culture it is often presented in conflict with Christian faith. In these talks we will go from the comedy of Young Sheldon to the accelerating universe, from a Christian doctrine of creation to questions of souls and the life to come. Throughout it we will consider how to nurture churches where people can ask questions about aliens, quantum theory and Jesus with scientific integrity and theological joy.

Who's speaking?

David Wilkinson

David Wilkinson is Professor in the Department of Theology and Religion, Durham University and Director of ECLAS, Equipping Christian Leadership in an Age of Science. He holds doctorates in both theoretical astrophysics and systematic theology. His current work involves the relationship of the Christian faith to contemporary culture, from science to pop-culture. He is also a regular contributor to BBC Thought For the Day.

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You will receive a warm welcome from our international Community, a beautiful and spacious home to stay in, delicious meals prepared and served for you, a well resourced library, quiet spaces to relax in, lawn games to play, 288 acres of our estate to explore, the wild north Devon coastline and the South West coastal path (literally on our doorstep), and our own beach.

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