Monthly Archives: November 2015

God Redeems His People … Then and Now

One of the overarching themes of the Old Testament is God’s redemption of his people (and boy, do they (we) need it). Chapter six four of Richard Middleton’s book A New Heaven and a New Earth sketches this Old Testament … Continue reading

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Nothing More to be Prized

There is nothing on this earth more to be prized than true friendship. Friendship is the source of the greatest pleasures, and without friends even the most agreeable pursuits become tedious. Sometime c. 1267 Thomas Aquinas (1225-1274) wrote a short … Continue reading

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“The Devil Possess Them” and Other Responses

The next chapter of Kyle Greenwood’s new book Scripture and Cosmology: Reading the Bible Between the Ancient World and Modern Science looks at Christian responses to the Copernican revolution. Most of us today see no theological problem with the idea … Continue reading

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No “New” Science

I’ve been reading and posting on Kyle Greenwood’s book Scripture and Cosmology: Reading the Bible Between the Ancient World and Modern Science. Brad Kramer is beginning a series on this book as well over on his blog The Evolving Evangelical … Continue reading

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The Thrust of the Biblical Plot

A while ago I was taken to task in a (late) comment on a post I put up discussing the Bible’s plot line. I find the short hand creation – fall – redemption – new creation or consummation (CFRC) to … Continue reading

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Doomsday Approaches

A couple of weeks ago I put up a post (Just the Facts Please) on Jonathan Hill’s short book Emerging Adulthood and Faith. This book describes some of his research into the faith evolution of young adults today – trying … Continue reading

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A Spherical Earth … Oh No!

The next chapter in Kyle Greenwood’s new book Scripture and Cosmology looks at the move from an ancient Near Eastern view of the cosmos to an Aristotelian view. In the fifth and fourth century BC (i.e. 400’s and 300’s) change … Continue reading

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