Category Archives: Theology

A Sign of Love, a Sign of Hope

The final chapter of Justo González’s short book, [Creation] The Apple of God’s Eye, ends on a note of hope. At several places in the book González has described creation using an analogy with human parenthood. There are limitations to … Continue reading

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God’s Absence?

As Christians we are taught much about the presence of God in creation and in our lives. Less is said about God’s absence in creation. Justo L. González ([Creation] The Apple of God’s Eye) digs into both God’s presence and … Continue reading

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Creation as an Act of Love

I recently picked up yet another book on Creation, this one by Justo L. González, a United Methodist minister and scholar. [Creation] The Apple of God’s Eye is a short book (99 pages) ideal for a small group study from … Continue reading

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Reading Job as Literature

I am preparing to lead a short Bible study on the book of Job using the recent book How to Read Job by John Walton and Tremper Longman III as a guide. The book of Job provides an excellent forum … Continue reading

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Is Intelligent Design Dead?

A decade ago Intelligent Design with a capital I and a capital D was a hot topic. A major trial testing the teaching of the ID in Pennsylvania was decided in late 2005 and Stephen C. Meyer’s massive book Signature … Continue reading

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From Atoms or Adams, We are God’s Creation

The next chapter of Ron Highfield’s new book The Faithful Creator looks explicitly at divine creation and modern science. Certainly the first image that comes to mind for many is the (supposed) conflict between the conclusions of modern science and … Continue reading

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The Perfection and Completion of Creation

Most discussions of the Christian view of creation get off on the wrong foot right at the start. The problem is, they focus on the origin of the universe or the origin of life, not on the originator of life. … Continue reading

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