Monthly Archives: July 2013

Models, Models, Models

A few weeks ago I started a series on a book by Gerald Rau Mapping the Origins Debate: Six Models of the Beginning of Everything. In this book Rau tries to categorize and organize the various views that Christians take … Continue reading

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Are We Being Fooled?

Several years ago I read an article in Science that led to a post on the idea of knowing – and the reliability or unreliability of intuition. The questions raised in that post are worth looking at again. None of … Continue reading

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Adam, Adam, Adam … Wright

All together now … Duck, Duck, Duck, Gray Duck. I prefer this to pin the tail on the donkey. In this game someone is in the middle, someone is it, and we get to chase each other around in circles … Continue reading

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Wait! No Sea?

Consider the opening chapter of Genesis. In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. Now the earth was formless and empty, darkness was over the surface of the deep, and the Spirit of God was hovering over the … Continue reading

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Chew It Through Afresh

Fairly often in the discussion of issues surrounding the intersection of science and faith some mention is made of the inherent lopsidedness of the discussion. Theology, it appears to many, has to respond to science, as if it is the … Continue reading

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The Nature of Miracles

John Polkinghorne has written an excellent little book Quarks, Chaos & Christianity ruminating on questions related to science and religion. Polkinghorne is a theoretical physicist and an Anglican priest – and his thoughts are always worth considering. Today I would … Continue reading

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What is Science?

Last week I started a series of posts on a new book by Gerald Rau Mapping the Origins Debate: Six Models of the Beginning of Everything. The first chapter lays the groundwork for his exploration of the origins debate. In … Continue reading

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