RE: [asa] Thoughts on Giglio?

From: Jon Tandy <>
Date: Sun Oct 18 2009 - 23:26:36 EDT

I think Murray summed it up pretty well.

Here is my summary of the two videos back in January, that kicked off a few
responses. Although I
was prepared for the worst (in terms of scientific and logical error), I
felt they were inspirational when viewed as Murray said, for devotional
content not necessarily scientific rigor. You could find the entire
presentation of both videos on YouTube if you were interested in previewing
(do a search for "giglio indescribable", and "giglio how great is our god" -
they are in multiple parts).

Jon Tandy

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Behalf Of Murray Hogg
Sent: Sunday, October 18, 2009 7:20 PM
Subject: Re: [asa] Thoughts on Giglio?

Hi Allan,

There was, indeed, a discussion on Giglio and his videos - it occurred
between the dates 15 Jan 09 and 28 Jan 09 - there was also a "belated"
mention by Jon Tandy on the 15/02.

Reaction was mixed with, in my assessment, the general view that Giglio's
presentations are best watched for their inspirational and devotional
quality - not so much for their scientific content. My recollection is that
the scientific content is not *very* objectionable it's just that Giglio's
interest is horatory rather than pedagogical. He wants, in other words, his
congregation to be inspired by the glory of God seen in creation rather than
to teach them facts about science.

So, as a piece of *preaching* the videos were, as I recall, given a tick of
approval. It's more questionable whether they were *very* good science or
*very* good natural theology.

All in my personal estimation, as I recall the discussion, of course!


Allan Harvey wrote:
> It seems like the topic of Louie Giglio and his videos about the
> wonders of creation has come up here before, but my search of the
> archives has not turned up any discussion. So either I'm remembering
> wrong or search engines miss things in our archives. I seem to recall
> mixed reviews -- good at showing wonder of God's creation, but sloppy
> science here and there (albeit better than the pseudoscience often
> seen in Evangelical
> churches) -- something about a cross-shaped molecule that some people
> thought really stretched things.
> Anyway, somebody will be showing Giglio's video at my church soon.
> Should I be concerned? Steer people away? Steer people toward?
> Allan (ASA member)

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