Category Archives: Theology

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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The Mystery of Creation

The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of his hands. Day after day they pour forth speech; night after night they reveal knowledge. They have no speech, they use no words; no sound is heard … Continue reading

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A Philosopher’s God?

Before delving more completely into how God creates, Ron Highfield in The Faithful Creator first looks at the nature of God. The theology he develops is what he terms the “traditional” view espoused by “traditional Christian theologians.” I have to … Continue reading

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Testing Book Smarts

Joel Duff at Naturalis Historia has a blog well worth following. As a biology professor and a thoughtful Christian his insights are worth reading. His post earlier this week, Testing Book-smarts with Observation, is a great example. Here he poses … Continue reading

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A Theology of Creation

I recently picked up a new book by Ron Highfield The Faithful Creator: Affirming Creation and Providence in an Age of Anxiety. This book explores the concepts of creation, providence and evil and looks like it should lead to some … Continue reading

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Forget the Fish Already!

Forget the fish! God can work the miraculous. This is assumed in Jonah, but it isn’t the point of the story. The fish has only a bit swim on part. Focus instead on divine mercy and compassion. A while back … Continue reading

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The Faithfulness of God

God is not a man, that He should lie, Nor a son of man, that He should repent; Has He said, and will He not do it? Or has He spoken, and will He not make it good? We’ve been … Continue reading

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A Responsive Potter

Jeremiah was a prophet in Jerusalem at the time leading up to the Babylonian captivity. He was freed from confinement by King Nebuchadnezzar and recorded the troubling reactions of the people of Judah during this cataclysmic event. Jeremiah 18:1-12 is … Continue reading

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The Greatest Drama Ever Staged

On Christmas Eve (day) I posted a reflection from one of Dorothy Sayers’ essays in Christian Letters to a Post-Christian World  also available under the title The Whimsical Christian: 18 Essays. This is a volume well worth coming back to … Continue reading

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Chew It Through Afresh

Fairly often in the discussion of issues surrounding the intersection of science and faith some mention is made of the inherent lopsidedness of the discussion. Theology, it appears to many, has to respond to science, as if it is the … Continue reading

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