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.
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.