Monthly Archives: November 2016

Learning About the Cosmos From Job

┬áThe book of Job, as John Walton and Tremper Longman II point out in their recent book How to Read Job, “contains more extensive discussion of the cosmos and God’s role in it than any other book in the Bible … Continue reading

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Don’t Tread on Me!

Human freedom, constrained only loosely by the caveat “do no harm,” seems the rallying cry of much of Western (especially North American) civilization. Tim Keller, in his new book Making Sense of God: An Invitation to the Skeptical, tackles the … Continue reading

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Is Suffering Just?

The retribution principle is simple: the righteous will prosper and the wicked will suffer. The corollary is that prosperity and suffering are always deserved. If someone suffers, it is because they are wicked, while prosperity is evidence of righteousness. Christianity … Continue reading

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Bridges or Walls?

There is a well known image often used in evangelism – the bridge diagram. The cross is a bridge spanning the chasm between God and humans. A google search on “bridge diagram” will turn up many examples. The bridge to … Continue reading

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Signposts to God and More

Books, books, books … What is the best book you’ve read on Science and Christian faith? It seems to be the season … not the holiday season, but the book season. I recently received three new books. Books by a … Continue reading

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What Do You Love?

What do you want from life? What brings a satisfaction that lasts? Wealth, power, sex? The correct candidate winning today’s election? (I am sure this hits a nerve with a large number of readers.) Life, liberty, and the pursuit of … Continue reading

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The Stories We Tell

Chapter 2 of Neuroscience, Psychology, and Religion: Illusions, Delusions, and Realities about Human Nature by Malcolm Jeeves and Warren S. Brown digs into the warfare model of science as it pertains to neuroscience and psychology. Does science disprove God? Whether … Continue reading

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God, Satan, Job and the Rest

Before digging into the text of Job is is helpful to understand the roles played by the major characters in the book. Section two of the recent book How to Read Job by John Walton and Tremper Longman III discusses … Continue reading

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