Sunday, June 22, 2008
Over at Beyond the Firmament, Gordon Glover is currently posting a new video series on teaching science in Christian Schools. Although he plans further refinement before the final versions are ready, these videos are well worth viewing now. His latest, just posted this morning, deals with the difference between ultimate and proximate causes. Christians often fail to distinguish between the two, which can lead to confusion. If God uses natural processes to carry out his purposes (and he does), science can only address these natural processes, and can say nothing about the teleological (or ultimate purpose) aspects of the universe. The Bible, on the other hand, addresses the ultimate purposes of God without regard to the scientific details. This is excellent background for all who are interested in integrating faith with scientific reality. Check it out by clicking here.
Posted by Cliff Martin at 9:42 AM