Category Archives: Christianity

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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What Are Your Objections?

Brad Kramer had another thought-provoking post on his blog The Evolving Evangelical at BioLogos this week. At the Evangelical Theological Society meeting earlier this month he and Jim Stump had the opportunity to ask those who stopped by their BioLogos … Continue reading

Posted in Christianity, Conversation, Resources for Discussion

Doomsday Approaches

A couple of weeks ago I put up a post (Just the Facts Please) on Jonathan Hill’s short book Emerging Adulthood and Faith. This book describes some of his research into the faith evolution of young adults today – trying … Continue reading

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Just the Facts Please

Headlines scream … Ex-Christians, Young Adults Leaving the Faith, A Generation of Dropouts, Quitting Church, the Rise of the Nones. We are on the verge of a crisis with faith and the faithful in retreat. Could we be the last … Continue reading

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The Sweep of Scripture and The Kingdom of God

Over the last several years I have spent most of my commutes listening to Scripture read or performed in order to be immersed in and formed by the story of God’s work in the world. (Far better than spending the … Continue reading

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