Category Archives: Academia

Religion in Economics Courses?

Back in November I put up two posts on a book by Warren Nord, Does God Make a Difference? Taking Religion Seriously in Our Schools and Universities (you can find the earlier posts: The Scandal of Secular Indoctrination and Religion … Continue reading

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The Scandal of Secular Indoctrination

The November/December Books and Culture, always worth reading, has an article by Perry Glanzer (whose title I’ve borrowed), reflecting on a book Does God Make a Difference? Taking Religion Seriously in Our Schools and Universities by Warren Nord. This book … Continue reading

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Off to College … Into?

We are now into the second week of school around here. A new set of freshman (or “first years”) have arrived, ready to begin a new phase of life. Away from home and exposed to new ideas. It is rather … Continue reading

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Religious People are Less Intelligent?

A new article appeared early in August – The Relation Between Intelligence and Religiosity: A Meta-Analysis and Some Proposed Explanations – published (as most articles are these days) online before print in Personality and Social Psychology Review. The authors analyzed … Continue reading

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Faith and Vocation – as a Scientist

I have had the opportunity to participate over the last few days in a workshop on Evolution and Christian Faith that is a part of the BioLogos grant program. It is always refreshing to be part of a gathering that … Continue reading

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Skepticism and (Not Needing) The Last Word

As most are aware by this time, Dallas Willard passed away last Wednesday. Dallas Willard was a Professor of Philosophy at USC, The University of Southern California, for 47 years. He began as an Assistant Professor of Philosophy in 1965 … Continue reading

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Are You There God? It’s Us, Scientists

The staff at BioLogos has but together a couple of infographics illustrating the various positions taken on science, the Christian faith and evolution. You can find more information about the graphic and the data that went into the graphic here. … Continue reading

Posted in Academia, Public Issues, Resources for Discussion

Reflections on Sticky Faith and The King Jesus Gospel

Last summer Scot posted a few times on the book Sticky Faith by Kara Powell and Chap Clark. This book contains a wealth of good advice for parents, especially parents of younger children looking for ways to build faith in … Continue reading

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Do Faith Claims Have a Place?

There is an interesting column by Paul Pardi in the Huffington Post: Why Faith Claims Should Be ‘Corrected': A Professor’s View (HT JT).  In this column Pardi discusses a recent article and talk by Professor Peter Boghossian of Portland State … Continue reading

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If Everyone Else is on Steroids …

We just finished a rather long series of posts focused around the examples and issues raised in the new book by Randall Stephens and Karl Giberson The Anointed: Evangelical Truth in a Secular Age. The final post Tuesday What Makes … Continue reading

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