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Life and Faith: Origin Story

Life and Faith asks why the creation/evolution debate is a bad reason to dismiss Christianity.

Life and Faith asks why the creation/evolution debate is a bad reason to dismiss Christianity.

Origin stories – those accounts of beginnings that tell us who we are and where we come from – are often controversial. Debates about the Bible’s creation story and its compatibility with the theory of evolution can be especially so. Life and Faith spoke to Chris Mulherin, who lectures and tutors in the history of science, philosophy, and theology, and works with ISCAST (a group of Christians working in science), about how to distinguish the different strands of Christian belief about creation: Young Earth Creationism, Intelligent Design, and theistic evolution. The program also includes part of an interview with Oxford Professor of Mathematics John Lennox about how to read the opening chapters of Genesis, and concludes that sceptics do not need to choose between science and Christian belief.