Category Archives: Miracles

By the Power of the Holy Spirit

Therefore the Lord himself will give you a sign: The virgin will conceive and give birth to a son, and will call him Immanuel. Isaiah 7:14 Taken up again in the Gospel of Matthew All this took place to fulfill … Continue reading

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Miracles Then and … Now?

Luke Timothy Johnson concludes his recent book Miracles: God’s Presence and Power in Creation, with some pastoral advice – for pastors in particular. There are some great insights and ideas in this chapter. The problem is a serious one. It … Continue reading

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All About Incarnation

We’ve been working through Luke Timothy Johnson’s recent book Miracles: God’s Presence and Power in Creation. The focus in this book is on the New Testament miracles, signs and wonders of Jesus recorded in the Gospels as well as the … Continue reading

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Prophets of God

He went to Nazareth, where he had been brought up, and on the Sabbath day he went into the synagogue, as was his custom. He stood up to read, and the scroll of the prophet Isaiah was handed to him. … Continue reading

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About Restoring People!

The miracles and wonders recorded in the Gospels are not mystical proofs of the divinity of Jesus or an apologetic argument for Christian faith. Yet they are an essential part of the story. Luke Timothy Johnson, in his recent book … Continue reading

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How Can You?

Merriam-Webster defines a miracle as “an extraordinary event manifesting divine intervention in human affairs.“ How can a modern, educated Western adult believe in miracles? More personally, How can a scientist believe in miracles? Isn’t believing scientist something of an oxymoron? … Continue reading

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Miracles?

In Stephen Jay Gould’s short book Rocks of Ages: Science and Religion in the Fullness of Life he outlines the concept of non-overlapping magisteria (NOMA), an important concept in the discussion of science and Christian faith. On one level, the … Continue reading

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How to Read the Bible

For Christians the big questions in any discussion of science and faith generally come down to Scripture. How are we to read Scripture as the word of God? In much of the church there is an assumption that this should … Continue reading

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Miracles and the “Problem” of Divine Action

One of the blogs at BioLogos is run by Jim Stump, formerly a professor of philosophy at Bethel College in Mishawaka, IN, now senior editor at BioLogos. I first “met” Jim virtually when he sent me a copy of the … Continue reading

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Evolution, Belief, and the Virgin Birth

One of the common objections to evolutionary creation relates to the lack of evidence for macro-evolution as opposed to micro-evolution. Most people have no problem with evolution of a sort producing variation within species. Many will even accept the evolutionary … Continue reading

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