ISCAST Director Chris Mulherin writes in Eternity news about last Friday's Doomsday Clock announcement and our attraction to apocalyptic scenarios.
The revised edition of ISCAST Fellow Ian Hore-lacy’s 2006 "Responsible Dominion: A Christian approach to Sustainable Development" is available in Kindle format. It has a completely rewritten and expanded chapter 1 "Setting out a Christian perspective on resources and environment", and the Introduction has been recast to include mention of the Ecomodernist Manifesto.
ISCAST Vic is organising a Fire in the Belly event to take place on Saturday 17 February.
The evening will start at 6:30pm with a "Bring Your Own meal to share" and this will be followed at 8:00pm with the presentations and discussions.
In this draft paper, ISCAST fellow, Rev. Dr Mark Worthing argues that while there are various views about what cultural and theological context was responsible for the rise of science it is monotheism more generally that is the key explanatory factor.
The article also comes with a Powerpoint presentation (in PDF form), which approximately follows the article but also has more specific comments in the last two slides directed at Christians in science and in academic research.
In December 2017 Mark Worthing presented this material at a University of Divinity research symposium.
The impressive line up of speakers and topics for ISCAST's March conference (COSAC 2018) is now on the presenters page of the COSAC website.
The speakers range from eminent Australians to New Zealanders and our special guest from the USA. They range from apologists to philosophers, from scientists and historians to theologians. But they all have one thing in common: they all long to make the good news of Jesus Christ relevant to a world that is increasingly alienated from its Christian heritage. Come to COSAC to be stimulated, to be encouraged, and to think hard about connecting faith and Aussie culture.
Geoff Nutting, a friend and colleague to many ISCASTians passed away in August 2016. This tribute is adapted from the funeral eulogy prepared by Geoff’s widow, Solway, and his son David and daughter Bridget. The afterword was prepared by Emeritus Professor John Pilbrow who first met Geoff 50 years ago.
The December issue of the ISCAST Digest begins with a passionate plea from the Executive Director. The Digest is full of fascinating stories and resources, and it's now available for download.
In conjunction with Bruce Craven and John Pilbrow, Allan Day compiled extensive notes on science and Christian belief.