Monthly Archives: October 2016

It Isn’t About Jacob!

It has been awhile since the last post in our walk through Genesis – Isaac was Isaac-ing, but now we turn to Jacob, through whom the nation of Israel was established. Abraham and Isaac became fathers of many nations, but … Continue reading

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Is Meaning a meaningless Pursuit?

For many people in the 21st century the search for some transcendent meaning is futile, a mere chasing after rainbows. The meaning of life is simply what you make of it – relationships, pleasure, achievement, accomplishment (which can include sacrificial … Continue reading


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Apes on the Way Up?

Neuroscience and psychology are fast developing fields with a proliferation of sub-disciplines and degrees offered. Our scientific understanding of what it means to be human is undergoing rapid evolution. In many respects this is the battle front in any active … Continue reading

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Reading Job as Literature

I am preparing to lead a short Bible study on the book of Job using the recent book How to Read Job by John Walton and Tremper Longman III as a guide. The book of Job provides an excellent forum … Continue reading

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We All Live By Faith

I closed my last post on Tim Keller’s new book Making Sense of God with a comment made on my post None and Fine With It: The evidence is the evidence, and science follows the evidence. Christianity comes to the … Continue reading

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Science for the Good of the Church

The final section of A Little Book for New Scientists: Why and How to Study Science by Josh Reeves and Steve Donaldson looks at the interplay between science and Christian faith – particularly science and Scripture, the impression that most … Continue reading

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Making Sense of God

I wrote a post last Tuesday None and Fine With It that looked at recent results reported from the Religious Landscape Survey of US beliefs and trends. This post received extensive comment, much of it from people who are not … Continue reading

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Not Just Better; It Works

(Image from Wikipedia: credit) The final section of the new book The Grand Canyon, Monument to an Ancient Earth: Can Noah’s Flood Explain the Grand Canyon? summarizes the evidence for the Grand Canyon as a monument to an ancient earth … Continue reading

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