Category Archives: Evangelicalism


I am not a city person – I find the great outdoors far more interesting. Sometimes we are lucky and the great outdoor comes to us! Saturday morning we were treated to a window seat as ‘nature’ took its course. … Continue reading

Posted in Environment, Environmentalism, Evangelicalism

Most Evangelicals Are Not Creationists?

Of course, in asking this question it is important to define what is meant by “creationist.” Most evangelicals do believe that God created the world and continues to be involved in his creation. However, if we define a creationist as … Continue reading

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Alan Jacobs, Distinguished Professor of Humanities in the Honors Program of Baylor University, has a new book out: How to Think. An important topic. An essay excerpted from the introduction was published in the Wall Street Journal recently, brought to … Continue reading

Posted in Academia, Evangelicalism

Rules of Engagement

How can we hold a reasonable conversation on a controversial issue? There are many issues on which reasonable, dedicated, and devout Christians disagree. The form and intent of the Lord’s Supper (communion or Eucharist), the appropriate age for baptism, the … Continue reading

Posted in Conversation, Evangelicalism, Problems for Faith

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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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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Faith and Culture: Uneasy Partners

The final section of Philip Yancey’s new book Vanishing Grace: What Ever Happened to the Good News? looks at faith and culture. The first chapter considers the uneasy partnership between Christians and power (politics) while the second, entitled Holy Subversion, … Continue reading

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Of Artists and Activists

We need grace dispensers. We are called to be grace dispensers. Part two of Philip Yancey’s new book Vanishing Grace: What Ever Happened to the Good News? starts with a reflection on a remark by a friend. While discussing the … Continue reading

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Is Grace Vanishing?

Philip Yancey has a new book coming out Vanishing Grace: What Ever Happened to the Good News?. This book tackles a topic that is down to earth real in my world and makes an interesting complement to Tuesday’s post Coming … Continue reading

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Blood From Stone … But Unfortunately, He Got Everything Wrong

Mary Schweitzer is a paleontologist who specializes in molecular paleontology, that is in the detection and interpretation of original molecular fragments in well-preserved fossil specimens. She is best known for discovering what appears to be biomolecules, remnants of soft tissue, … Continue reading

Posted in Creation, Evangelicalism, The Fossil Record