Category Archives: Public Issues

Not Of This World, But For This World

In John 18:36 Jesus responds to Pilate’s questioning “are you the king of the Jews?” saying “My kingdom is not from this world. … But as it is, my kingdom is not from here.”(NRSV) Many English translations have of of … Continue reading

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The Gospel and Global Warming

Jonathan Moo and Robert White in Let Creation Rejoice: Biblical Hope and Ecological Crisis turn from the evidence for environmental crisis and global warming to a Christian response. There are plenty of secular people who think that the Christian response … Continue reading

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Humans Are Changing the Global Climate.

Jonathan Moo and Robert White in Let Creation Rejoice: Biblical Hope and Ecological Crisis are unequivocal about this: human activity is changing the global climate, period. They find the evidence to be undeniable and inescapable. They are also quite clear … Continue reading

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Oh The Destruction We Can Wreak

Last month I introduced a new book Let Creation Rejoice: Biblical Hope and Ecological Crisis by Jonathan Moo and Robert White (courtesy of the publisher, IVP Academic) and promised a series of posts. Jonathan Moo is an assistant professor of … Continue reading

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Is There Room in the Middle?

Karl Giberson has an interesting article at The Daily Beast – What’s Driving America’s Evolution Divide?. A recent Gallup Poll reported a consistent increase in the number of people who hold that humans evolved, but God had no part in … Continue reading

Posted in Evolution, Public Issues, Science and Faith

Most Americans Are Fine With Evolution

Most White Evangelicals Are Not. The Pew Research Center recently released the results of a poll on views of human evolution in the US. The poll reports that 60% of adults in the US believe that humans and other living … Continue reading

Posted in Evolution, Public Issues

Bias or Just Natural?

Whenever issues of bias or stereotype have been raised on this blog someone, usually a different person each time, has been quick to jump in with the claim that we shouldn’t be aiming for equality in that way. Often others … Continue reading

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Communication Fail!

I had a conversation over lunch with some colleagues recently when the issue of global warming came up. This was shortly after several articles appeared looking at phenomena like glacial melting: In Sign of Warming, 1,600 Years of Ice in … Continue reading

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Are You There God? It’s Us, Scientists

The staff at BioLogos has but together a couple of infographics illustrating the various positions taken on science, the Christian faith and evolution. You can find more information about the graphic and the data that went into the graphic here. … Continue reading

Posted in Academia, Public Issues, Resources for Discussion

Anointed? … Evangelicals and Authority 3

I recently received, courtesy of the publisher, a copy of the new book The Anointed: Evangelical Truth in a Secular Age by Randall Stephens, an associate professor of history at Eastern Nazarene College and Karl Giberson, formerly a professor of … Continue reading

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