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  Beyond the "Evolution" vs. "Creation" Debate  
  Are there only two positions on origins, either “evolution” or “creation”? This presentation is an introduction to the origins debate and examines five basic views of origins: young earth creation, progressive creation, evolutionary creation, deistic evolution, and atheistic evolution.  
  1. Introduction & Basic Concepts Lecture 9 mins  
  2. Views on the Origin of the Universe & Life Lecture 13 mins  
  3. Wrestling with Evolution: Lamoureux's Personal Story Lecture 16 mins  
  4. Summary & Conclusion Lecture 5 mins  
    Handout For all 3 episodes
    Discussion Template for suggested small group discussion
  The Bible & Ancient Science  
  Is the Bible a book of science? Many Christians assume that God revealed basic scientific facts in Scripture. This presentation examines a number of biblical passages dealing with the natural world and proposes that the Bible contains an ancient understanding of nature (ie, an ancient science). It also suggests that the purpose of Scripture is to reveal Spiritual Truths.  
  1. Introduction & Basic Concepts Lecture 13 mins  
  2. Ancient Geography/Geology Lecture 11 mins  
  3. Ancient Astronomy Lecture 14 mins  
  4. Ancient Biology Lecture 20 mins  
  5. Conclusions Lecture 6 mins  
    Handout For all 5 episodes
    Discussion Templates for suggested small group discussion
  Intelligent Design: Delusion or Divine Revelation?  
  Do beauty, complexity & functionality in the world reflect the mind of a creative intelligence? Or is design in nature merely a delusion of the human mind? This presentation examines the views of Richard Dawkins who rejects intelligent design, and then Biblical passages (Psalm 19 and Romans 1) affirming design. A model for intelligent design is proposed based on Scripture.  
  1. Introduction. ID a Delusion Lecture 7 mins  
  2. The Bible & ID Lecture 12 mins  
  3. ID Arguments & ID Model Lecture 22 mins  
  4. Conclusion Lecture 9 mins  
    Handout For all 4 episodes
    Discussion Template for suggested small group discussion
  Galileo the Theologian: Science & Religion Insights for Today  
  Galileo is often seen as the symbol of the warfare between science and religion. This series of episodes explores the famed astronomer's writings to reveal he embraced a very healthy and peaceful relationship between his Christian faith and his science. In particular, Galileo held the time-honored principle of Two Divine Books whereby the Creator is revealed throught the Book of God's Works (nature) and the Book of God's Words (the Bible).  
  1. Introduction Lecture 7 mins  
  2. Foundational Principle & Book of God's Works Lecture 7 mins  
  3. Book of God's Words Lecture 8 mins  
  4. Science & Religion Conflict Lecture 9 mins  
  5. Summary & Conclusions Lecture 9 mins  
    Handout For all 5 episodes
    Discussion Template for suggested small group discussion
  The Religious Evolution of Darwin  
  Everyone knows that Charles Darwin is the father of the theory of evolution. However, few are aware that he thought deeply about the religious implications of his science and that his religious beliefs evolved over the course of his life. Notably, Darwin was never an atheist at any point, and evidence from his writing reveals that he was impacted powerfully by intelligent design in nature.  
  1. The Earlier Years Lecture 7 mins  
  2. 1st Period of Religious Refection Lecture 6 mins  
  3. Origin of Species (1859) Lecture 5 mins  
  4. 2nd Period of Religious Refection Lecture 6 mins  
  5. The Autobiography (1876) Lecture 11 mins  
  6. The Final Years & Conclusions Lecture 10 mins  
    Handout For all 6 episodes
    Discussion Template for suggested small group discussion
© Denis O. Lamoureux
Last revised 9 May 2014