Monthly Archives: April 2015

Theologies of Creation?

A little over a month ago I began a series on Mark Harris’s new book The Nature of Creation: Examining the Bible and Science (see The Nature of Creation for the first post).  Mark Harris is a lecturer in Science … Continue reading

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The Significance of the End: Death, Judgement, Heaven and Hell

The last couple of chapters in John Polkinghorne’s book The God of Hope and the End of the World deal with the four last things (death, judgment, heaven, and hell) and with their significance. There is something of a divide … Continue reading

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Reading the Hebrew Bible as Christian Scripture

Following up on a comment on my post last Thursday, I ordered and have begun to read Walter Moberly’s book Old Testament Theology: Reading the Hebrew Bible as Christian Scripture. Christian faith is rooted in the Hebrew Bible, our Old … Continue reading

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Archetypal Adam

Today’s post turns again to John Walton’s new book The Lost World of Adam and Eve, before digging in I would like to mention a conference coming up this summer. The BioLogos foundation is holding a conference on Evolution and … Continue reading

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More From Iain Provan on “Dangerous” Religion

We recently finished a long series on Iain Provan’s new book Seriously Dangerous Religion. The final post (Dangerous or Not? … We Can’t Ignore Joshua) touched on an issue that concerns many in discussions of the Old Testament. I outlined … Continue reading

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The Soul and New Creation

The next couple of chapters in John Polkinghorne’s little book The God of Hope and the End of the World address the questions of personhood, the soul, and new creation. Christianity hope is founded in God and his work in … Continue reading

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Dangerous or Not? … We Can’t Ignore Joshua

We’ve now finished Iain Provan’s book Seriously Dangerous Religion with subtitle: What the Old Testament Really Says and Why It Matters. In the postscript to his book Provan sums up his argument. There are a variety of different worldviews at … Continue reading

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The ˀādām in Genesis 1-5

The next two propositions in John Walton’s new book The Lost World of Adam and Eve focus on the use of the word ˀādām in Genesis 1-5 and on the purpose of the creation accounts found in Genesis 1 and … Continue reading

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Is the Story Dangerous?

The final chapter of Iain Provan’s book Seriously Dangerous Religion: What the Old Testament Really Says and Why It Matters gives an answer to the question suggested by the title. Is Christianity, grounded as it is in the Old Testament … Continue reading

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