Monthly Archives: December 2011

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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Testing Scripture 1

Scripture plays a foundational role in the Christian faith on both an individual level and a corporate level. In fact, the centrality of scripture to the Christian faith is hard to argue. It is the self-revelation of God, so Christians … Continue reading

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Are Science and Theology Complementary?

We are in the middle of a short series of posts on  a recent book by The Rev. Dr. Polkinghorne, Theology in the Context of Science. This is a rather academic book – but the kind of book that someone … Continue reading

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Is Science Failing Us?

I came across an interesting article in Wired this week written by Jonah Lehrer, Trials and Errors: Why Science Is Failing Us. In this article Lehrer explores the complexity and false steps in the pharmaceutical and biomedical industries. He begins … Continue reading

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Science and Theology 3 – A Matter of Time

Last week I began a discussion of a recent book by The Rev. Dr. Polkinghorne, Theology in the Context of Science. This is a rather academic book – but the kind of book that someone who wants to move beyond … Continue reading

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Science and Theology 2 – What Has Science Taught Us?

On Tuesday I began a discussion of a recent book by The Rev. Dr. Polkinghorne, Theology in the Context of Science. This is a rather academic book – but the kind of book that someone who wants to move beyond … Continue reading

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Science and Theology 1 – Science as Context

Over the course of the next month or so I am going to look at three recent books by The Rev. Dr. Polkinghorne. The first, Theology in the Context of Science, I will begin today. The other two,  Testing Scripture: … 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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Anointed? 7 … What Makes a Leader?

The post today will wrap up our discussion of The Anointed: Evangelical Truth in a Secular Age by Randall Stephens and Karl Giberson.  In this book Stephens and Giberson examine several different facets of American evangelicalism to explore the manner … Continue reading

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Anointed? 6 … Is Moving Left Always Right?

I recently received, courtesy of the publisher, a copy of the new book The Anointed: Evangelical Truth in a Secular Age by Randall Stephens, an associate professor of history at Eastern Nazarene College and Karl Giberson, formerly a professor of … Continue reading

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