Category Archives: Christianity

An Identity Found in Christ

The traditional and modern sources of identity – found by looking outward to society, cultural roles, and affirmation or inward, following one’s desires and finding affirmation there, are unsatisfactory … inherently insecure. The traditional model can be suffocating, while the … 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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Cultivate Humility

Who is wise and understanding among you? Let them show it by their good life, by deeds done in the humility that comes from wisdom. James 3:13 The second section of A Little Book for New Scientists: Why and How … Continue reading

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You Brood of Vipers!

As I’ve been preparing to lead a discussion on issues intersecting Science and Christian faith I have been reflecting on the most effective approach to the issues involves. A couple of recent posts have explored this issue: Rules of Engagement … Continue reading

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Our Rock

There are two common ways of looking for authority and certainty in the Christian faith. We can turn to the church. In this view authority is vested in the institutional church and our faith is founded on the inerrancy of … Continue reading

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No Evolution Allowed

The stories in How I Changed My Mind About Evolution: Evangelicals Reflect on Faith and Science are fascinating. Twenty-five authors give twenty-five different perspectives. There is no one pathway to grapple with these issues. The contributors include pastors (e.g. John … Continue reading

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Oh, the Stories We Tell!

We all have some story, some paradigm, that structures and forms our understanding of life and purpose. What is the story around which you shape your life? I’ve been reading a book Peril in Paradise by Mark S. Whorton. In … Continue reading

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