COVID vaccins als kruispunt tussen theologie en wetenschap

Een korte (3′) reflectie van Francis Collins, hoofd van de NHS in Maryland, USA, over de ontwikkeling van de COVID vaccins. Neen, vaccineren betekent niet dat je niet durft te vertrouwen op God. Neen, dat wetenschap ons helpt om de Continue Reading …

De verhouding tussen wetenschap en theologie

In deze presentatie geef ik een korte inleiding in hoe wetenschap en theologie zich tot elkaar kunnen verhouden. Het is een opgenomen power point. De inleiding zelf duurt ongeveer 10′, gevolgd door een film over ‘Big History’ van ongeveer een Continue Reading …

Gelezen: een wereld in evolutie, een godsbeeld in evolutie

“When people begin to think about God in relation to this world, the stunning natural world opened up to our wonder but being destroyed by our wasting leads to a whole new approach. In former times, the basic conception of Continue Reading …

Gelezen: Schepping is (veel) meer dan de mens

“Seeing the living God as Creator not just of human beings but of the whole world in which we humans are embedded, ecological theology finds warrant to cross the species line and extend this divine solidarity to all creatures. It Continue Reading …

Unboxing: Living Cosmology

Titel: Living Cosmology – Christian Responses to Journey of the Universe Auteur: Mary Evelyn Tucker, John Grim Uitgeverij: Orbis Books Datum publicatie: 2016 Aantal pagina’s: 338 (314 zonder index) Interessant omdat: Ik verwacht meer inzicht te krijgen in de betekenis Continue Reading …

Theology and Science: Practical Cooperation for a Better Education

My research in education is interdisciplinary. I want to bring together perspectives from pedagogy, theology, and evolutionary studies of culture in order to understand what it might mean for humans to educate and to be educated, to teach and to Continue Reading …

CFP for “Relation, Vulnerability, Love: Theological Anthropology in the 21st Century”

September 2016 is an important month for the Anthropos Research Group, since we organize a conference that should allow us to bring together different strands of our research. The title, “Relation, Vulnerability, Love: Theological Anthropology in the 21st Century”, expresses both Continue Reading …

Learning From Schillebeeckx

Last week, I participated in a Schillebeeckx Research Seminar, co-organized by KU Leuven and Radbout University. The seminar consisted of two days crammed with presentations and discussions, having me fill up page after page in my note book in an attempt to make sure Continue Reading …

Religion and Science in “Protect the Earth, Dignify Humanity. The Moral Dimensions of Climate Change and Sustainable Humanity”

Earlier this week, a “Final Declaration” was published from a workshop on climate change, organized by, amongst others, the Pontifical Academy of Sciences. Obviously, this declaration is an important contribution to the debate regarding global warming (or, more euphemistically: ‘climate Continue Reading …

Science, Religion and Theology: Two Lumberjacks and a Carpenter?

I think we could see both religion and science as a lumberjack, delivering tree trunks as the raw material for theology, the carpenter, to make pieces of furniture with, turning a building, i.e. the world, into a house, i.e. a habitable Continue Reading …