Monthly Archives: May 2016

Beloved Let Us Love One Another

Whoever does not love does not know God, for God is love. 1Jn 4:8 I was recently sent a copy of the book A Climate for Change: Global Warming Facts for Faith Based Decisions by Katharine Hayhoe and Andrew Farley … Continue reading

Posted in Christian Life, Environment, Environmentalism

And Abram Went

Now the Lord said to Abram, “Go from your country and your kindred and your father’s house to the land that I will show you. I will make of you a great nation, and I will bless you, and make … Continue reading

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What is Your Story?

I received a new book in the mail today How I Changed My Mind About Evolution: Evangelicals Reflect on Faith and Science. In this book twenty-five Christians reflect on their journey to and around the intersection of evolution and Christian … Continue reading

Posted in Problems for Faith, Science and Faith

Miracles and the “Problem” of Divine Action

One of the blogs at BioLogos is run by Jim Stump, formerly a professor of philosophy at Bethel College in Mishawaka, IN, now senior editor at BioLogos. I first “met” Jim virtually when he sent me a copy of the … Continue reading

Posted in Miracles, Science and Faith

No Holiness but Social Holiness

The final section of Matthew Nelson Hill’s new book Evolution and Holiness looks at John Wesley’s view of original sin and human nature and the interaction between the structures he put in place with small accountability groups and more modern … Continue reading

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The God of Abraham

We worship the same God We are in the midst of a series of posts on the book of Genesis, considering a number of different commentaries. In the primeval history of Genesis 1-11, as indeed in much of Genesis, God … Continue reading

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Probability, Complexity, and God

Robert Asher concludes his book Evolution and Belief with a brief discussion of probability in biology and closing thoughts on the belief in God. The randomness and improbability of evolution is often emphasized in the popular literature, but evolution is … Continue reading

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On Reading Genesis 1-11

The book of Genesis stands at the front of the Bible and provides an account of origins, setting the stage for the exodus from Egypt and the foundation of Israel as the people of God. The book can be usefully … Continue reading

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Of Nations and Languages

The primeval history of Genesis 1-11 ends with two genealogies and an excursion to the tower of Babel (another Sunday School staple). We’ve discussed the Tower of Babel before in posts Babel in Ancient Context where John Walton’s commentaries were … Continue reading

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