Wonders of the Living World

Curiosity, awe, and the meaning of life

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Surprised by Meaning

As we step back and take in the big picture, our sense of wonder in discovery can turn to awe as we observe the scale and complexity of the living world. Doe the living world have anything to say about God?

News & Articles

Exploring the question of purpose in biology

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Faithful to Scripture, Faithful to Science: Alister McGrath on science and Christian faith

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Guest Post: Conversation Piece

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Book Preview: Is There Purpose in Biology? The cost of existence and the God of love

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Purposeful Life – goal-oriented organisms and faith in the Creator

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Real Science: Untimely Deaths, the Necessity of Hope, and Struggles with Tin Openers

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Which came first, science or religion?

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The Purposeful Squirrel: Can organisms act with intention?

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The Atom and the Atonement: Why we need models in science and theology

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Between Science and Theology: How science learns about unobservable entities

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Part 1: The Parable of the Arch and the Stone

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Part 2: The Arch, the Stone and the Structure of Science

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Panopticon

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If science is the answer, what are the questions?

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Videos

Alister McGrath: How can a feeling of awe and wonder in science prompt people to ask questions that science can’t answer?

5th May 2021

Alister shares his most vivid experience of wonder while on vacation in…

Alister McGrath: Does the natural world have any value in and of itself?

5th May 2021

This is an area where Christianity has a lot to say. It…

Alister McGrath: Suffering, and our sense that things should be better

5th May 2021

Alister speaks about suffering in our world and people's concerns about how…

Alister McGrath: Why do you think a faithful interpretation of scripture can also be faithful to science?

5th May 2021

Alister holds this position because it seems to fit best with what…

Alister McGrath: What can we learn about God from science?

14th June 2021

Thinking of theology as lens, as C.S. Lewis did, brings things into…

Alister McGrath: What made you switch from science to theology?

26th August 2021

Alister had an atheistic worldview before University. His studies then raised questions…