Category Archives: Pastoring

Our Best Argument

The final chapter of Tim Keller’s new book Making Sense of God: An Invitation to the Skeptical turns to what Keller finds is the best argument for Christian faith. Bottom line: it is Jesus. He starts the chapter acknowledging that … 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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I’ll Be a Monkey’s Cousin

I am often asked for book recommendations – accessible resources on evolution and the Christian faith, especially books for those without extensive scientific education; books useful for pastors, campus ministry workers, Christian parents, and such. About five years ago Daniel … Continue reading

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Science and the Evangelical Mission

Last Friday David Opderbeck introduced Ken Wilson’s essay Science and the Evangelical Mission in America. Wilson’s message is that the approach we take to issues of science and faith will have a profound impact on the willingness of people to … Continue reading

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Science and Faith – A Pastoral Approach?

Over the last year or so I’ve written a number of posts that have reflected on various aspects of the intersection of science and faith. These are issues and questions that I’ve thought about and wrestled with most of my … Continue reading

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