The Natural Philosopher
Episode 51: Christian thought for life in a non-linear world

Episode 51: Christian thought for life in a non-linear world

September 14, 2021

We try and understand climate change and COVID19 through a linear lens, but the world we live in is non-linear and given to rapid change. The bible provides us with some ways of thinking about this.

Episode 50: A Home For All Part 2 - Season of Creation with Brooke Prentis

Episode 50: A Home For All Part 2 - Season of Creation with Brooke Prentis

September 6, 2021

Part 2 of a discussion with Aboriginal Christian leader, CEO of Common Grace, Waka Waka woman Brooke Prentis. We discuss what it means to mark Season of Creation 2021, A Home for All? on colonised lands.

Episode 49: A Home For All Part 1 - Season of Creation with Brooke Prentis

Episode 49: A Home For All Part 1 - Season of Creation with Brooke Prentis

August 31, 2021

Part 1 of a discussion with Aboriginal Christian leader, CEO of Common Grace, Waka Waka woman Brooke Prentis. We discuss what it means to mark Season of Creation 2021, A Home for All? on colonised lands.

Episode 48: Tree Hugger - Reviews of The Oak Papers & The Heartbeat of Trees

Episode 48: Tree Hugger - Reviews of The Oak Papers & The Heartbeat of Trees

August 24, 2021

Here, I engage with James Canton's The Oak Papers and Peter Wohlleben's The Heartbeat of Trees, encouraging us all to become tree huggers

Episode 47: A Christian Meteorologist Summarises the IPCC Report

Episode 47: A Christian Meteorologist Summarises the IPCC Report

August 16, 2021

In this episode, I pick out a few key points from the IPCC Sixth Assessment Report Summary for Policy Makers.

Episode 46: Thomas Oord, Open Theism, and Climate Change

Episode 46: Thomas Oord, Open Theism, and Climate Change

August 10, 2021

How does our theology of God influence how we live in the world. In this episode I look at Thomas Oord's new book Open and Relational Theism and think about this helps us address climate change.

Episode 45: Christ and the Camera Lens. A Theology of Wildlife Documentaries

Episode 45: Christ and the Camera Lens. A Theology of Wildlife Documentaries

July 19, 2021

Should Christians watch, or turn away from animal violence in wildlife documentaries? Of what value is watching predation? What kind of wildlife documentaries should we watch?

Episode 44: A Green Gospel: Good News for All Creation

Episode 44: A Green Gospel: Good News for All Creation

July 13, 2021

In this episode, I suggest that the gospel is good news for all creation. Climate change and creation care are not a distraction from the gospel, properly understood.

Episode 43: Yonder is the Sea - Saving the Great Barrier Reef

Episode 43: Yonder is the Sea - Saving the Great Barrier Reef

July 6, 2021

The Great Barrier Reef may be listed as in danger. Why is this the case? Why are reefs so important, and what does the bible have to say?

Episode 42: Groaning with Creation

Episode 42: Groaning with Creation

June 29, 2021

Paul tells us that creation groans in birthpains waiting for the resurrection. Christians should learn to hear the groans of creation, and groan with it.

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