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The Message is Spiritual

In The Bible & Ancient Science  and his other books Denis Lamoureux argues that the ancient cosmology and phenomenology is incidental to the text. The Bible makes statements about nature. In these statements, the message lies in spiritual truths not … Continue reading

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A Flat Earth?

The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of his hands. Psalm 19:1 Is the earth roughly spherical, orbiting around the much more massive sun, with a far less massive moon orbiting the earth? Is the … Continue reading

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Literally a Matter of Interpretation

Your word is a lamp for my feet, a light on my path. As Christians we take the bible seriously as the Word of God. It provides touchstone through which we can discern the will and ways of God. Paul … Continue reading

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Character Matters

I had every intention of posting on Daniel Lamoureux’s book last Thursday. Diving once again into the questions of science and Christian faith. And then I couldn’t. I have seen Micah 6:8 quoted several times in the last few days. … Continue reading

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Welcome 2021!

Fall 2020 was a tough semester. Last winter, before COVID-19 became a household word, I agreed to double teach in the Fall to fill a need in our department. (In exchange I have a light load this winter term.) Teaching … Continue reading

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Love Your Neighbor

As Christians we are called love our neighbor – a mandate that spans the prophets, the Gospels, and the letters of Paul.  This isn’t a command that is supported by a single proof text. Jesus, himself, taught us of the … Continue reading

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Is Curiosity a Shared Value?

The first shared value Elaine Ecklund discusses in in her new book Why Science and Faith Need Each Other: Eight Shared Values that Move Us Beyond Fear is curiosity. Scientists, by their nature, are curious about how things fit together, … Continue reading

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Moving Past Origins

What virtues are most valued in your church community? What is the significance of human uniqueness? Elaine Ecklund in her new book Why Science and Faith Need Each Other: Eight Shared Values that Move Us Beyond Fear suggests that scientific … Continue reading

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Why Science and Faith Need Each Other

I received a new book recently – Why Science and Faith Need Each Other: Eight Shared Values that Move Us Beyond Fear by Elaine Howard Ecklund.  Elaine Ecklund is a sociologist – a professor at Rice University and the director … Continue reading

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The Servant of the Lord

Several months ago I started a series on the recent book by Ben Witherington III, Isaiah Old and New: Exegesis, Intertextuality, and Hermeneutics. It has been a rather interesting time since the last post on the book, and I have … Continue reading

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