Monthly Archives: November 2013

Religion in Science Courses?

We are taking a look at the book Does God Make a Difference? Taking Religion Seriously in Our Schools and Universities by Warren Nord. Nord’s hypothesis is that a liberal education – as in liberal arts not liberal politics – … Continue reading

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It is a Conundrum Pt. 2

On Tuesday I put up a post It is a Conundrum Pt. 1 that gave my answer to the question “How can you be a Christian?” in part through a survey of “love” passages in the New Testament. The directive … Continue reading

Posted in Bible, Christian Life

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

Posted in Christian Life, Christianity

The Scandal of Secular Indoctrination

The November/December Books and Culture, always worth reading, has an article by Perry Glanzer (whose title I’ve borrowed), reflecting on a book Does God Make a Difference? Taking Religion Seriously in Our Schools and Universities by Warren Nord. This book … Continue reading

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How Free Am I?

I am in the middle of a sporadic series of posts based on two recent books by Malcolm Jeeves Minds, Brains, Souls and Gods: A Conversation on Faith, Psychology and Neuroscience and Neuroscience, Psychology, and Religion: Illusions, Delusions, and Realities … Continue reading

Posted in Humanness, Neuroscience, Psychology | Tagged

Comments, Trolls, and Teaching

A month ago or a little more Popular Science discontinued comments their web site. BioLogos has been considering the idea, although deciding to retain comments for the time being. The reason is the effect that comments and commenters can have … Continue reading

Posted in Conversation

Satire or History?

One of the more interesting books of the Old Testament is the book of Jonah. Children from preschool on study this tale. It is short, shorter than most of my posts (a mere four chapters, 1200 words in the NIV … Continue reading

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