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 Creation or Evolution: Do We Have to Choose?

 Ard Louis and Stephen Lloyd

  • Photo of: Ard Louis Dr Ard Louis is a Reader in Theoretical Physics and a Royal Society University Research Fellow at the University of Oxford, where he leads an interdisciplinary research group studying problems on the border between chemistry, physics and biology. He is the International Secretary for Christians in Science and an associate of the Faraday Institute for Science and Religion .  View all resources by Ard Louis
  • Photo of: Stephen Lloyd Dr Stephen Lloyd received his doctorate in Materials Science from Cambridge University, followed by four years as a Royal Society University Research Fellow. He is currently pastor of Hope Church, Gravesend and is a part-time speaker for Biblical Creation Ministries.  View all resources by Stephen Lloyd

Steve Lloyd and Ard Louis debate this issue, one arguing "yes" and the other "no". From our colleagues over at www.bethinking.org.


Steve Lloyd and Ard Louis - Creation or Evolution

Sincere, Bible-believing Christians often have sharply different views on the issue of creation and evolution. Some hold that evolution was God's method of creation, and that Christians have nothing to fear from modern science. Others argue that the evolutionary narrative cannot be reconciled with the biblical narrative, and seek to build a scientific model of earth history based on a young-earth reading of the Bible.

Prof. Richard Vincent, who was Associate Dean of the Brighton and Sussex Medical School until his retirement in 2008, chaired the discussion.

After an initial introduction, each speaker opens with a 20 minute presentation of their own position. Dr Steve Lloyd opens the debate, and Dr Ard Louis follows. Each speaker then responds to the other's opening remarks in a 10 minute response. Finally, questions raised from the audience are addressed by each speaker.

 

Dr Steve Lloyd is pastor of Hope Baptist Church, Gravesend, and a part-time speaker and writer for Biblical Creation Ministries. He gained his doctorate in Materials Science from Cambridge University, where he was also involved in post-doctoral research, including four years as a Royal Society University Research Fellow. Steve is married to Hannah and they have four young children.

 Dr Ard Louis is a Reader in Theoretical Physics and a Royal Society University Research Fellow at the University of Oxford, where he leads an interdisciplinary research group studying problems on the border between chemistry, physics and biology. He is the International Secretary for Christians in Science and an associate of the Faraday Institute for Science and Religion.

2010 Calvary Evangelical Church Brighton
This talk is provided by the kind permission of Calvary Evangelical Church, Brighton.