Category Archives: Problems for Faith

Truth or Consequences

Mark Whorton concludes his book Peril in Paradise with his story of coming to grips with the billions of years of life on earth that preceded Adam and with the far reaching significance of this discussion for the church today. … Continue reading

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Suffering and the Plan of God

Suffering is an undeniable part of life on this planet. Accident, natural disaster, predators, and old age. If the earth is 4.5 billion years old all of these are part of God’s creation independent of any sin of Adam and … Continue reading

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What is Your Story?

I received a new book in the mail today How I Changed My Mind About Evolution: Evangelicals Reflect on Faith and Science. In this book twenty-five Christians reflect on their journey to and around the intersection of evolution and Christian … Continue reading

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A Society Based on Lies?

The conflict between science and Christian faith is often cast in terms of relatively simple questions of origins. Was creation accomplished in 6 days or billions of years? Can evolution explain the diversity of life or are there significant problems … Continue reading

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Just the Facts Please

Headlines scream … Ex-Christians, Young Adults Leaving the Faith, A Generation of Dropouts, Quitting Church, the Rise of the Nones. We are on the verge of a crisis with faith and the faithful in retreat. Could we be the last … Continue reading

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Perplexity, Paradox, and Psalms

The next passages Walter Moberly considers in his excellent, thought-provoking book Old Testament Theology: Reading the Hebrew Bible as Christian Scripture are two of the Psalms – 44 and 89. Although the Hebrew name for the book of Psalms is … Continue reading

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I Wish Pastors Knew … Part 1

Pastoring is a hard job. No question about this. People are messy and pain and suffering are quite real. I don’t want to criticize. But there are some things I wish pastors knew about life as a scientist, or for … Continue reading

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