The Natural Philosopher
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.

Episode 41: Show Your Stripes as Common Grace

Episode 41: Show Your Stripes as Common Grace

June 22, 2021

Recently I observed Show your Stripes day with Christian advocacy group Common Grace, by gifting scarves to politicians that tell the story of a warming climate. In this episode, I reflect upon that experience.

Episode 40: The Ecotheology of Ross Langmead

Episode 40: The Ecotheology of Ross Langmead

June 14, 2021

Ross Landmead was a Baptist ecotheologian who wrote about the need for evangelical theology to grapple seriously with non-human creation as part of its mission.

Episode 39: Being a Beast for World Environment Day

Episode 39: Being a Beast for World Environment Day

June 7, 2021

In this episode, I engage with Charles Foster's fascinating Being A Beast: Adventures Across the Species Divide. Time to abandon a little human self-importance and get to know our nonhuman neighbours for World Environment Day.

Episode 38: Beyond conflict - Christianity, science, climate, and COVID

Episode 38: Beyond conflict - Christianity, science, climate, and COVID

June 1, 2021

Christianity and science have often been pictured as opposed. In a time of climate change and COVID, we need to move beyond this conflict to fight the threat these issues present.

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