Category Archives: Pastoring and Preaching

Videos Galore … On Evolution and Christian Faith

This has been a summer of travel. This week I am enjoying the American Chemical Society Meeting in Boston with some 17,000 colleagues. Stimulating talks, dinner on the waterfront … all in all a good week. Rather than struggle to … Continue reading

Posted in Bible, Christian Life, Evolution, Genesis, Pastoring and Preaching, Science and Faith

When Does it Matter?

The first two chapters in N. T. Wright’s book Surprised by Scripture address questions concerning science and Christian faith. The primary focus in the second was on Adam (It’s About God and God’s Kingdom), but the essay started with a … Continue reading

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Trust is Precious

Trust is a powerful word. From the Merriam Webster dictionary definition: belief that someone or something is reliable, good, honest, effective, etc. a) assured reliance on the character, ability, strength, or truth of someone or something b) one in which … Continue reading

Posted in Church, Pastoring and Preaching, Problems for Faith

A Pastor’s Approach to Science

Recently BioLogos posted a talk given by Pastor Joel Hunter at the March 2012 Theology of Celebration Workshop. I was at this workshop, and have had the privilege of meeting Joel Hunter a couple of times. He approaches the issue … Continue reading

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What is the Purpose of Church?

There have been three posts this last week that have been quite thought-provoking and have led me to a question that I would like to pose.  The first was the post linking a CT article on Ministry Mulligans. Particularly telling … Continue reading

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Church for the “Next Christians”? … A request for advice

Last week I put up a post, based on my own experiences and the suggestions of Gabe Lyons in his new book The Next Christians, with the premise that the focus of church and the understanding of the role of … Continue reading

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A Matter of Tone and Approach

I (almost) always add an e-mail address to my posts, an opportunity for readers to make more specific (or lengthy) comments or ask questions off-line. I received a several interesting messages last week – and would like to put forth … Continue reading

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