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Questions Asked by Teenagers Regarding Science and the Bible


What are the questions that people in their middle and late teens actually ask when putting the Biblical worldview in context with scientific findings and interpretations? The questions we will discuss in this workshop were collected in a German Christian high school over a number of years and are probably representative for students in other European countries. Many, but not all of the students were from Christian families; not all of them would identify as Christians personally. This talk will focus on topics raised recurrently, group them by extracting the underlying cultural Christian and non-Christian presuppositions, and demonstrate on a selection of concrete questions how to answer them.