Illustrating: This video talks through the questions people have that science seeks to answer vs the questions that it doesn’t, and so how to think about science in relation to religion. Rather than being opposed to each other, these questions show how science can complement religious beliefs.
How to use it: Provoke thought – it could be used before a talk on how science complements Christian belief, but I think it would be best used before a small group discussion or Q&A style event. It could even be used before a talk on something like Genesis 1 as a way of highlighting that it might not be seeking to answer the science questions but the ‘why’ questions.
Permission for use: This was made by UCCF (the christian unions) in the UK. Like the others in the Lunchbox series, they have made it available for download here so that you can use it in your ministry setting. Do send them an email to let them know how you use it so they can be encouraged by how their resources are being used.
Critique: It’s a bit long, at 2min 59secs, meaning it’s not quite as punchy as it could be. I like how it is structured such that it identifies clearly the types of questions by using similar shots. The footage is generally pretty good too.