Newsletters and Websites
Faith and Science UpdateProduced monthly, this free e-newsletter from Discovery Institute’s Center for Science and Culture highlights new articles, books, videos, events, and other resources related to science and faith. Subscribe to this newsletter to stay updated on practical science and faith resources you can use in your church, ministry, or school. Subscribe
Faith and Evolution.orgFor those who have questions about evolution and its relationship to faith, this educational website provides free access to hundreds of articles, debates, questions and answers, and even downloadable curricula. Visit Site
Curriculaleader’s guide containing lesson plans, discussion questions, handouts, and other resources. Especially suitable for: teens, students, parents, other adults. Free Guide
The Toughest Test in CollegeThis dramatic 45-minute documentary for teens and parents features compelling interviews with many Christian young people about their experiences in college, and it includes insights from leading experts on issues relating to science and faith. This documentary can be used in a variety of ways, including as part of an annual “College Prep Night” for high school teens and their parents. Watch The Toughest Test. A free downloadable leader’s guide is available for use by churches and Christian schools with this resource. Especially suitable for: teens, students, parents, other adults. Free Guide Visit Site
Articles & Discussion Questions
“The Case for Intelligent Design”Use this free article by Stephen Meyer and accompanying discussion questions to explore the history, logic, and evidence for intelligent design as a scientific theory. Especially suitable for: small group discussions, or as one session of an adult Sunday School class on science and faith or intelligent design.
“The Roots of Intelligent Design”Use this free collection of readings, audio clips, and discussion questions to explore the intellectual roots of intelligent design in Greco-Roman, Judeo-Christian, and modern thought. Especially suitable for: small group discussions, or an adult education mini-course of 2 or 3 sessions.
“God and Darwin: Are They Compatible?”Can you believe in God and Darwinian evolution at the same time? Use these free discussion questions to help you explore this question by examining what leading proponents of evolution say. Especially suitable for: Small group discussions, or as part of a larger adult Sunday School class on science and faith or evolution.
DVDs and Multimedia
Case for a CreatorUse this DVD, participant’s guide, and book by award-winning journalist Lee Strobel to explore the evidence from astronomy, physics, biochemistry, origin of life studies, and other fields that point toward a Creator. Be sure to check out Case for a Creator for Kids for younger age groups. Especially suitable for: adult Sunday School classes; small group discussions; private study; adult enrichment seminars. Westminster Theological Seminary and Discovery Institute’s Center for Science and Culture. Held in the greater Philadelphia area in the spring of each year, this annual event explores cutting-edge themes at the intersection of science and faith. The videos of each year’s conference provide hours of compelling content.
What Hath Darwin Wrought?Use this 80-minute DVD along with a free discussion and study guide to explore the cultural impact of “social Darwinism” on Nazi Germany, the American eugenics movement, and current debates over the sanctity and dignity of human life. Especially suitable for: small groups, adult education/adult Sunday School classes,adult enrichment seminars, high school classes (home school and private school).
Expelled: No Intelligence Allowed Starring Ben SteinUse this thought-provoking documentary film hosted by actor/writer Ben Stein along with a free leader’s guide to educate people about the growing debate over intelligent design and the impact of Darwin’s theory on culture. Especially suitable for: adult enrichment seminars, a “movie” night at church, and small group discussions.
BooksRecently released as a paperback! discussion guide and video clips are available for those who want to use the book in adult education classes. Watch the video series inspired by the book for free. discussion guide is available for those who want to use this book for small group discussions.
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