Monthly Archives: June 2010

In Search of Truth?

Last Wednesday Science and The Sacred posted an essay by Darrel Falk entitled On Living in the Middle.  The essence of the essay is a discussion of the difficulty in charting a course between extremes – in this case the … Continue reading

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Constitution or Conversation?

I am reading Brian McLaren’s new book A New Kind of Christianity: Ten Questions That Are Transforming the Faith as part of a book group in discussion with University students and scholars. One thing about this book – it makes … Continue reading

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Evolution in the Key of D

I recently received a copy of John F. Haught‘s new book Making Sense of Evolution: Darwin, God, and the Drama of Life. Haught is a Senior Fellow in Science and Religion at Woodstock Theological Center, Georgetown University and Professor of … Continue reading

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Facing the Future in Community

BioLogos held a workshop at Gordon College last week – well attended and well worth the time from what I hear. Some 50-70 people were in attendance, mostly college professors. Several regular readers of this blog were at the workshop.  … Continue reading

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Creation, Cosmology, and Context

The introduction to a series on William P. Brown‘s new book, The Seven Pillars of Creation: The Bible, Science, and the Ecology of Wonder, started a little slow. The formula of the book shows a trend most notable in Chs.  … Continue reading

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An Absence of Mind … Is Altruism Rational?

Marilynne Robinson is best known as a novelist for Gilead, Housekeeping, and Home. Her most recent book, Absence of Mind: The Dispelling of Inwardness from the Modern Myth of the Self, takes a stab at something different – but not … Continue reading

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Living in Denial?

Michael Kruse brought an article to my attention a few weeks ago by Debora MacKenzie in New Scientist entitled Living in Denial: Why sensible people reject the truth. This article is part of a series of articles discussing the issues … Continue reading

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An Absence of Mind?

Marilynne Robinson is best known as a novelist for Gilead, Housekeeping, and Home. Her most recent book, Absence of Mind: The Dispelling of Inwardness from the Modern Myth of the Self, takes a stab at something different – but not … Continue reading

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Seven Pillars of Creation 1

Today I begin a series on William P. Brown‘s new book: The Seven Pillars of Creation: The Bible, Science, and the Ecology of Wonder.This book was brought to my attention by David Vinson (who by the way also wrote a … Continue reading

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Myths We Believe …

Today we conclude our look at the recent book by Elaine Howard Ecklund Science vs. Religion: What Scientists Really Think. The earlier installment are here: first, second, third and fourth. The book relates various insights about science and religion that … Continue reading

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