Monthly Archives: February 2015

It’s About God and God’s Kingdom

The second essay in N. T. Wright’s book Surprised by Scripture addresses the question Do We Need a Historical Adam? Wright accepts a historical Adam and Eve as a representative pair chosen by God, much as God later chose Abraham … Continue reading

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Afterlife and Hope in the Old Testament

Any discussion of Christian hope must look carefully at Scripture, both the Old Testament and the New Testament. The next section of John Polkinghorne’s book The God of Hope and the End of the World turns to Scripture beginning with … Continue reading

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Old Testament Hope: For New Jerusalem – Not For Eden

Chapter 11 of Iain Provan’s new book Seriously Dangerous Religion: What the Old Testament Really Says and Why It Matters turns to the question of Hope and God’s plan for the future. What kind of hope is expressed in the … Continue reading

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Design, Secular Naturalism, and “Acceptable” Worldviews

The conversation (at Jesus Creed) on the post last week Darwin’s Doubt and Intelligent Design was interesting. Several years ago I had (and posted about) an e-mail conversation with a friend and colleague about intelligent design and the place for … Continue reading

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Darwin’s Doubt and Intelligent Design

A couple of years ago Stephen C. Meyer published Darwin’s Doubt: The Explosive Origin of Animal Life and the Case for Intelligent Design as a continuation of the argument he began in Signature in the Cell: DNA and the Evidence … Continue reading

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A Community of Contrast!

We are called to be a community of contrast, not a prophetic witness or moral judge. Paul to the church at Corinth (ancient Roman fountain image source): I wrote to you in my letter not to associate with sexually immoral … Continue reading

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God Nudges, Shouldn’t We Also?

Iain Provan, in his book Seriously Dangerous Religion: What the Old Testament Really Says and Why It Matters (Ch. 10) makes the claim that God is a gradualist. This has significant implications for biblical society, the lessons we should draw … Continue reading

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Healing the Divide

Last week I posted a response to the question: Do we need to read the whole Bible? While it isn’t necessary for every Christian to read every section of the Bible, it is important that teachers, preachers, and other leaders … Continue reading

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