Monthly Archives: January 2015

Human Experience and Our Hope for the Future

A couple of weeks ago we began a series of posts looking at John Polkinghorne’s book The God of Hope and the End of the World. After looking at insights into hope and the end of the world from the … Continue reading

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Read the Whole Bible?

I had the opportunity last fall to meet Amy Julia Becker at a BioLogos gathering. Amy Julia is author of a number of books, most recently Small Talk: Learning From My Children About What Matters Most. She has a blog … Continue reading

Posted in Bible, Christian Life, Church

Scientists, Celebrities, and Yahoos … Why Are We Here?

The next chapter of Philip Yancey’s new book Vanishing Grace: What Ever Happened to the Good News? makes a great followup to Tuesday’s post the “scientific” answer to the question “why are we here?”. Yancey addresses this question by illustrating … Continue reading

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Not Benevolent, Warm, and Fuzzy

The industrious ants store up food for the winter while the grasshopper sings the days away. Aesop’s fable of The Grasshopper and the Ants provides an ancient example of moral lessons derived from nature. Ants are always working and foraging … Continue reading

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The End of the World

There are a number of topics worth some thought and discussion – topics where our current understanding of science plays a role at some level. The questions of origins and of miracles top the list, but the nature or possibility … Continue reading

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An Exciting Opportunity!

Are you interested in questions of science and Christian faith? Perhaps not quite sure what to think? Want to enter into a conversation and learn some more? On this blog we’ve been carrying on a conversation about the relationship between … Continue reading

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The Old Testament Isn’t “Green” … or Is It?

A longer title to this post could be “What the Old Testament really says about our relationship to the rest of creation … and why it matters.” That is a bit of a mouthful though. The short title could be … Continue reading

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Gould, Bryan, and the Importance of NOMA

Actually a better title for this post might be A Shocker! … Gould Defends Bryan. Today William Jennings Bryan (1860-1925, image source) is best known for his role in the (in)famous 1925 Scopes trial in Dayton TN. Stephen Jay Gould … Continue reading

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