The queens of science

The queens of science

By Gray Manicom. Both Theology and Mathematics have been celebrated as “the queen of the sciences”. Perhaps the famous mathematician Gauss, who thus crowned Mathematics, was critiquing the aged words of the famous theologian Aquinas. Perhaps he was implying that

Is there Mathematics without God?

Is there Mathematics without God?

By Gray Manicom, Phd student in mathematics, University of Auckland Galileo Galilei supposedly said “Mathematics is the language in which God has written the universe”. This makes Mathematics seem like something independent of God, that exists without God and that

The Sixth Mass Extinction & Genesis

Lascaux painting

By Dr. Yael Klangwisan Suffering tends to be silent. Extinction is no different. We need science, the humanities and Scripture to give voice to this silence. In this blog, a biblical scholar reflects on human loneliness without animals, how science

An Earth Day Parable

An Earth Day Parable

The Pangolin Effect: Covid-19 and Human Sin  by Silvia Purdie, 22nd April 2020 April 22ndis Earth Day, and it behoves us to think closely about our effect on the earth.  The trail of this present pandemic tragedy is a case in

Evolution and Beauty

Evolution and beauty

by Nicola Hoggard Creegan In our upcoming conference Beyond Conflict: Evolution, Science and God, we will among other things, be exploring different understandings of evolution, both at the level of mechanism and philosophically. This blog, then, is a short excursus

Easter reflections

Easter Reflections

by Nicola Hoggard Creegan It is Easter, and He is risen! We hear very little if anything about the religious meaning of Easter in the New Zealand media. This central core of Christian teaching, is, however, of immense importance in our

Seeing God

Seeing God

by Prof. Carolyn King There is a story about an American who was determined to see the Loch Ness monster. He travelled to Scotland, and asked the locals for information about when and where it had been seen, and by

Suffering and God

Suffering and God

This blog post is a series of responses on the issue of pain and suffering in light of theism to questions posed on our Facebook page  Response from Graeme Finlay Our universe has a fascinating history. An important lesson to

The Nature of Dialogue

The Nature of Dialogue

This excerpt is from a book by Paul Stock, Duel or Dialogue: The relationship between science and faith. Copies of this book can be obtained directly from the author at Chaplain@massey.ac.nz Genuine enquiry In recent years we have seen the demise of

The wonder of our inscribed history

The wonder of our inscribed history

This talk was presented at the God of Wonder NZCIS conference 2017 by Graeme Finlay For further reading on evolution and creation see the multiple resources at Biologos The relationship between biblical creation and biological evolution is often misconstrued. I provide two reasons

Scientists and God in Colonial Life

Scientists and God in Colonial Life

This blog is a shortened form of the paper John presented at the conference, God of Wonder in September. Scientists and God in colonial New Zealand. John Stenhouse, Department of History, University of Otago ‘Extinguished theologians lie about the cradle of

Introductions – Prof. Peter Munro

Introductions – Prof. Peter Munro

Introductions is a blog series introducing members of New Zealand Christians in Science, our stories into faith and into science. We hope you will get to know us and join the movement. Prof. Peter Munro, FRSNZ I liked chemistry and mathematics

Introductions – George Seber

Introductions – George Seber

Introductions is a blog series introducing members of New Zealand Christians in Science, our stories into faith and into science. We hope you will get to know us and join the movement. George Seber, FRSNZ, Ph.D, Dip. Counsel., Cert. Supervision Emeritus

Explaining, Not Explaining Away

Explaining, Not Explaining Away

Reblogged with permission from Science and Belief Human beings tend to look after their families and friends, and at times we even show concern for complete strangers. Some of this care and compassion can be explained in terms of hormones.