Category Archives: Church

Why the Rule of Faith?

Isn’t the Bible enough? Well yes, but the two are not really separable. I recently received a copy of a new book Early Christian Readings of Genesis One by Craig D. Allert due for release July 24th. The opening chapter … Continue reading

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Religious Scientists?

Chapter 4 of the new book, Religion vs. Science: What Religious People Really Think, by Elaine Howard Ecklund and Christopher P. Scheitle looks Christians active in the sciences. Elaine Ecklund’s earlier book Science vs. Religion: What Scientists Really Think focused … Continue reading

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Remember the Sabbath, to Keep it Holy

Exodus 20 ties the command to remember the Sabbath directly to the Genesis 1 story of creation. Remember the Sabbath day, to keep it holy. Six days shall you labor and do all your work, but the seventh day is … Continue reading

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What Price Concord?

There are two primary fronts in the conflict or apparent conflict between science and Christian faith: (1) Are the scientific claims intrinsically atheistic? and (2) How do we reconcile Scripture with the scientific data? Neither of these are new problems, … Continue reading

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Bridges or Walls?

There is a well known image often used in evangelism – the bridge diagram. The cross is a bridge spanning the chasm between God and humans. A google search on “bridge diagram” will turn up many examples. The bridge to … Continue reading

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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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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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