To recognise our position in a "dynamic ecosystem" of knowing is to recognise the reciprocal nature of scientific understanding - even, perhaps, that it is made possible by One whose knowledge surpasses all human understanding.
I'm pleased to announce that the Church Scientific project, which began in Leeds in 2016, is beginning a new phase this month with a series of six workshops about Christian philosophy for scientists. These will improve on the course that was delivered last year - thanks to input from last year's participants and a number of philosophers of science.
Richard Vytniorgu develops his exposition of a view of scientific progress that recognises the very creaturely nature of our existence. There's no view from nowhere: scientists, like everyone else, are in the midst of the cocktail party of history!
Christmas is almost upon us – but today let’s skip ahead a little in the narrative we retell at this time every year.
Richard Vytniorgu introduces a way of thinking about scientific work by rooting it in its social context.
This is the first in a series of three posts in which I introduce the transactional approach to doing science – an approach which encourages us to position scientific work within a broader matrix of beliefs and values. Although I’m not a scientist, my work in literary theory has brought me into contact with the transactional approach via its American advocate in literary studies and English education, Louise Rosenblatt.
The concluding part of Rudi Hayward's review of "Tracing the Lines" sketches Robert Sweetman's proposal to reconcile God's common grace to all scholars with the power of that same grace to transform the believer's mind redemptively.
Is being Christian scholars enough, or should we seek to do Christian scholarship? This guest post from Rudi Hayward is the first of a 2-part book review touching on this important issue.
Starting a new series on the idea of institutes of Christian higher education and research, I begin exploring here how a Christian university might be similar to, and different from, other good universities.