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

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

    Dean Nelson and Karl Giberson address the warfare view of science and Christian faith through the story of John Polkinghorne: one man who dared to cross the boundary from physics into... Read More >

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

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

    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.   Read More >

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  • Quantum Leap, Part 3: John Polkinghorne’s Faith

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    Quantum Leap, Part 3: John Polkinghorne’s Faith | Dean Nelson

    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 fal... Read More >

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  • Quantum Leap, Part 4: John Polkinghorne’s Science

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    Quantum Leap, Part 4: John Polkinghorne’s Science | Dean Nelson

    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. Read More >

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  • Quantum Leap, Part 5: Polkinghorne’s Faith Challenges

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    Quantum Leap, Part 5: Polkinghorne’s Faith Challenges | Dean Nelson

    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.   Read More >

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  • Quantum Leap, Part 6: The Legacy of John Polkinghorne

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    Quantum Leap, Part 6: The Legacy of John Polkinghorne | Dean Nelson

    One of Polkinghorne's favorite scripture verses is I Thessalonians 5:21 which says “Test everything. Hold fast to what is true.”     Read More >

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