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SCL Journal Fall 2015—Recovering Wonder: Science in the Christian Classical School

Science involves so much more than facts about how the natural world operates. What scientists see and how they interpret what they see are influenced by their worldviews. Knowledge, scientific knowledge included, is not made up of discrete bits of information. No scientist is free from presuppositions which color his interpretation of the phenomena he […]

Creation, Design, and Evolution

Are students and parents in your school asking about creation and evolution? Students are growing up in a culture full of heated battles between young earth creationism and atheistic evolution. Yet Christians today are discussing many other options, including old earth creationism, intelligent design, and evolutionary creationism. Come for an overview of the key scientific […]

Narrative Approach to Darwin and his critics: From Darwin to the ENCODE project

This seminar will use a narrative approach to understand the complexities of the creation/ evolution debate in a way that reduces the pressure and heat often generated by the topic. The goal of the seminar is argue against the materialism and naturalism of modern science and at the same time avoid simplistic arguments about evolution […]

The Return of the God Hypothesis

Has modern science proved that God is a delusion? Is it still rational to believe in God in the 21st century? Join philosopher of science Dr. Stephen Meyer as he discusses a series of revolutionary scientific discoveries that point to the reality of God. Meyer, who is known for his groundbreaking work on the evidence […]

Darwin’s Doubt

When Charles Darwin finished The Origin of Species, he thought that he had explained every clue, but one. Though his theory could explain many facts, Darwin knew that there was a significant event in the history of life that his theory did not explain. During this event, the “Cambrian explosion,” many animals suddenly appeared in […]

How to Avoid Looking Foolish When Talking About Evolution

St. Augustine expressed concern that a lack of scientific literacy would hurt Christians’ credibility when talking scripture with nonbelievers. If Augustine was correct, then it is imperative that Christians take the steps needed to improve their scientific literacy- especially as it relates to competing theories of origin.

Approaching Evolution

How should Christian educators approach the topic of evolution? With brilliant evangelical believers on both sides of the issue, what is at stake in the discussion? what is the role of intelligent design? Is there an alternative scientific model for the origin of biological complexity besides natural selection? Where are the ‘good gaps’? Is the […]