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Quantum Leap, Part 1: Which Side Are You On?

Quantum Leap

Dean Nelson and Karl Giberson address the warfare mentality present at the intersection of science and Christian faith through the story of John Polkinghorne: one man who dared to cross the boundary from physics into priesthood. Through a series of extensive interviews with Polkinghorne himself, Nelson and Giberson are able to examine the deeper questions of “how do we know Truth?” and “how does a leading scientist think about the more mysterious aspects of faith -- prayer, miracles, life after death, resurrection?” The series enriches the discussion about science and religion through the voice of this generation’s most significant thinker on this topic.

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Quantum Leap, Part 1: Which Side Are You On?

Quantum Leap, Part 1: Which Side Are You On?

How does a leading scientist think about the more mysterious aspects of faith -- prayer, miracles, life after death, resurrection? How should people of faith approach science, especially when new scientific discoveries appear to contradict their religious beliefs?
September 02, 2011 
Dean Nelson, Karl Giberson 
Lives of Faith 
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Quantum Leap, Part 2: Polkinghorne Leaves Physics for the Priesthood

Quantum Leap, Part 2: Polkinghorne Leaves Physics for the Priesthood

Weinberg and Polkinghorne famously sparred in a celebrated debate on the existence of God at the Natural History Museum. The showdown was a clash of two titans of science.
September 09, 2011 
Dean Nelson, Karl Giberson 
Lives of Faith 
4
 
Quantum Leap, Part 3: John Polkinghorne’s Faith

Quantum Leap, Part 3: John Polkinghorne’s Faith

In both his science and his faith commitments, Polkinghorne embraces Michael Polanyi’s thinking: “To commit myself to what I believe to be true, knowing that it may be false.”
September 16, 2011 
Dean Nelson, Karl Giberson 
Lives of Faith 
7
 
Quantum Leap, Part 4: John Polkinghorne’s Science

Quantum Leap, Part 4: John Polkinghorne’s Science

In his professional research, Polkinghorne was part of the team that began to challenge the longstanding conclusion that the smallest known particles that made up atoms were protons and neutrons. Experimental evidence suggested that there was something “inside” protons and neutrons.
September 23, 2011 
Dean Nelson, Karl Giberson 
Lives of Faith 
1
 
Quantum Leap, Part 5: Polkinghorne’s Faith Challenges

Quantum Leap, Part 5: Polkinghorne’s Faith Challenges

Today we look at Polkinghorne's reasons for his Christian faith and whether trying to prove God's existence is a worthy endeavor for Christians.
September 30, 2011 
Dean Nelson, Karl Giberson 
Lives of Faith 
5
 
Quantum Leap, Part 6: The Legacy of John Polkinghorne

Quantum Leap, Part 6: The Legacy of John Polkinghorne

Across the river is the building where Polkinghorne used to live, the President’s Lodge. It is where he designed the crest for his presidency, imprinted with what has become one of his favorite scripture verses – I Thessalonians 5:21 “Test everything. Hold fast to what is true.”
October 07, 2011 
Dean Nelson, Karl Giberson 
Lives of Faith