Category Archives: Resources for Discussion

NOMA and Rocks of Ages

A topic that comes up often in the discussion of science and religion is Stephen Jay Gould’s concept of non-overlapping magisteria or NOMA. I’ve read many papers and books that refer to this principle – sometimes agreeing, more often  disagreeing … Continue reading

Posted in Resources for Discussion, Conversation, Evolution

Dealing With Darwin

Often times we forget the importance of place and time on the way ideas are received and processed. David Livingstone, Professor of Geography and Intellectual History at Queen’s University, Belfast makes it his business to study the relationship between the … Continue reading

Posted in Evolution, Problems for Faith, Resources for Discussion, Science and Faith | Tagged

How Our Creator Shapes Us

How can we reconcile human evolution with the view of humans created in the image of God? How can we even introduce the topic and address the questions students may have? A month ago or so I introduced a project … Continue reading

Posted in Creation, Evolution, Image of God, Resources for Discussion

The Author of Life

I had the privilege of being in Oxford last week (UK! not OH or MS). The picture to the right was taken from the top of the University Church of St. Mary the Virgin. You can click on the image … Continue reading

Posted in Creation, Resources for Discussion

The Historical Adam

One of the most contentious issues involved in the discussion of the intersection between Christian faith and evolutionary biology is the question of Adam: historical, unique, mythical, archetypal, representative, something else? The recent clarification of the statement of faith at … Continue reading

Posted in Adam, Genesis, Resources for Discussion

It Starts With Genesis

The Great Debate between Ken Ham and Bill Nye last week was interesting. There is no scientific case for a young earth and Ken Ham did not really offer one. He drew a distinction between historical science and observational science … Continue reading

Posted in Creation, Genesis, Resources for Discussion

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

Posted in Academia, Education, Resources for Discussion