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When God Began to Create?

Genesis 1:1-3.  We all know it – and it is crystal clear, right? In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth. And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. … Continue reading

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Of Pine Nuts, Acorns, and Mustard Seeds

February was a busy month in our household, but it is now time to get back to The Bible & Ancient Science  by Denis Lamoureux. What is the message of the Bible? Denis finds that for him “reading the Bible … Continue reading

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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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