Category Archives: Science, Technology & Religion

Ellul, Technique & Confronting the Technological Society

Had occasion to direct a student to Jacques Ellul’s work the other day to look at his idea of la technique seen as ‘the totality of methods rationally arrived at and having absolute efficiency (for a given stage of development) … Continue reading

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Science and Christianity in the U. S.

Some helpful links from James McGrath. Source: Science and Christianity in the U. S.

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An Invitation to the Study of Cyborgs

I met with Prof. Toru Takahashi a week or two back, while he was here at the University of Waikato on sabbatical. Good conversations around cyborgs, religion, animé and manga. He’s written mostly in Japanese, but here’s an English version … Continue reading

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Are Robots Threatening Your Immortal Soul?

A while ago, in the late 1990s and early 2000s, theology and robots was a topic that generated a number of books and publications including the ones below: “God In the Machine: What Robots Teach Us About Humanity and God” … Continue reading

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Theology and cancer discussions this week

[From Rev Brian Brandon: Let’s look on bright side and talk about heaven – Religion and Beliefs – NZ Herald News ]

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Public Lecture: Exploring the spiritual terrain of the cancer experience; stories and statistics

Public Lecture for the Theology, Spirituality and Cancer Symposium Exploring the spiritual terrain of the cancer experience; stories and statistics Richard Egan PhD School of Medicine, University of Otago Cancer affects everyone differently but what is evident is that it … Continue reading

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Reminder: Theology, Spirituality and Cancer Symposium

From the symposium organisers: Just in case you were planning to come but haven’t registered yet we thought we’d send this quick reminder about the upcoming two-day symposium and public lecture on Theology, Spirituality & Cancer on 20-21 February 2014. … Continue reading

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Future visions and environmentalism

A few links on how people’s perception of the future (incl. theological eschatologies) might shape environmental ethics. Does End Time Belief Really Cause Climate Change Apathy? | Atheologies | Religion Dispatches. Public Sees a Future Full of Promise and Peril … Continue reading

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On Ian Barbour

The following link is a reflection on Ian Babour and his work in the area of science and religion interaction. Barbour (who died just before Christmas) was hugely influential upon my own thinking about the relationships between science and religion … Continue reading

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Religion and Digital Media links (from the clean up)

Various religion and media links that have been sitting in the drafts folder. Cleaning things out so can think about what other things to do with the blog this year/ To Facebook or Not to Facebook? Engaging Heidi Campbell’s “When … Continue reading

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