Category Archives: Christian Life

None and Fine With It

With the SBC convention this summer came a series of stories … Southern Baptists see 9th year of membership decline, or this story Southern Baptist Convention Membership and Attendance on Decline, but Church Planting on Rise with more details. Over … Continue reading

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Are We Ethically Superior?

InterVarsity press recently sent me a copy of a new book A Little Book for New Scientists: Why and How to Study Science by Josh Reeves and Steve Donaldson. The book is designed for Christian college, or possibly high school, … Continue reading

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Trust

Trust is a powerful word. From the Merriam Webster dictionary definition: belief that someone or something is reliable, good, honest, effective, etc. a) assured reliance on the character, ability, strength, or truth of someone or something b) one in which … Continue reading

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Moving From Debate to Dialogue

I am preparing to lead a discussion on science and Christian faith this fall as part of a group life offering. As our church is located next door to a major research university, this is a topic of significance in … Continue reading

Posted in Christian Life, Conversation, Problems for Faith, Resources for Discussion

Why We Gather

I had the privilege of attending a Celebration of Life (i.e. memorial service) earlier this summer for my uncle, ’54 MDiv Northern Seminary, for 35 years a bivocational pastor in rural Illinois. Growing up I knew him as my uncle … Continue reading

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They Will Know We Are Christians By Our … Politics?

Despite the title this isn’t a post about the current US presidential election – although I hope it gets people thinking about how they frame their position, whatever that may be. In fact, the title may distract from the theme … Continue reading

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Testable Truth

All of us have some kind of worldview or philosophy of life. It may be a carefully reasoned position, or an organic entity that we grew into (or up in). In any event it can be helpful to examine the … Continue reading

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