Prof Paul Ewart

Prof Paul Ewart

Paul is the current Christians in Science committee chair. Paul graduated in Physics from Queen’s University Belfast and has spent most of his career at Oxford University where he served as head of the department of atomic and laser physics. He has been Royal Academy of Engineering senior research fellow and a visiting professor at the Joint Institute for Laboratory Astrophysics, Boulder, USA, the École Normale Supérièure, Paris and the University of Otago, New Zealand. His research has ranged from fundamental physics of quantum and non-linear optics to laser applications in engineering and chemistry relevant to reduction of climate-changing effects in the environment. He is an active member of a local church near Oxford and convener of the Oxford Forum for Science and Religion.

Good news in the pandemic?

31 August 2020This was a bad news day for Christianity. How could a loving, almighty God allow this to happen? The atheist philosophers of the enlightenment used the disaster to cast doubt on God’s existence. Today as the coronavirus ravages the world, hitting hardest the poor and most vulnerable, it looks like more bad news for the church? How can the gospel be good news in a world where such things happen? The atheist theory goes that because an all-loving, all-knowing and all-powerful God would have the…

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