Category Archives: Christianity

The Great Debate? Nye vs. Ham

Is creation a viable model of origins in today’s modern scientific era? As many probably know there was a debate on Tuesday, this one with Bill Nye, The Science Guy, vs. Ken Ham, The Bible Guy. The debate is, for … Continue reading

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It is a Conundrum Pt. 1

I’ve mentioned in a number of posts over the 18 months or so that I’ve begun a habit of simply listening to Scripture regularly – usually on my commute – in large chunks straight through. Despite having been raised in … Continue reading

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A Question About Evolution – Answers Anyone?

Is Christianity like a warm cozy sweater, but one that requires only one dropped stitch to unravel? Paula Kirby has suggested that it is, and that evolution is the stitch that unravels the sweater. But more of that toward the … Continue reading

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Just Like Me?

We all prefer friends who are just like us … personality, age, education, social class, marital status. This is simply human nature it appears – with both good and bad consequences. We tend to self-segregate. Should the church be any … Continue reading

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The Divine Dance

Orthodox Christianity as affirmed in the historic creeds is at its heart Trinitarian -there is one God existing in three persons. But what does this mean — and why is it important? Certainly the Trinity is a tough concept to … Continue reading

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The Historic Christian Faith

Following Tim Keller in The Reason for God we have now presented and discussed seven of the biggest objections raised against the Christian faith. None of these objections are fatal to the historic Christian faith when examined objectively. But this … Continue reading

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In an Age of Skepticism

I have had a number of interesting conversations over the last couple of months, some in person, some by email. One was with a young adult who was contemplating how to discuss the Christian faith with a friend who was … Continue reading

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The Greatest Drama Ever Staged

A couple of weeks ago I posted from Christian Letters to a Post-Christian World, a selection of essays by Dorothy Sayers, unfortunately out of print now (but also available under the title The Whimsical Christian: 18 Essays I believe). This … Continue reading

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We Must Believe in Age

Among other things lately, I have been reading from Christian letters to a post-Christian world, a selection of essays by Dorothy Sayers, unfortunately out of print now. C. S. Lewis has a broad readership among Christians – and well deserved. … Continue reading

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The Wellsprings of Conflict

I am currently reading Christof Koch’s memoir┬áConsciousness: Confessions of a Romantic Reductionist. Christof Koch is a Professor of Cognitive and Behavioral Biology at CalTech. Raised in a Roman Catholic family, son of a German diplomat, born in Missouri, growing up … Continue reading

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