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More on Reading the Bible

The Bible is the central document of the Christian faith. It is, we believe, more than just another ancient text. It is more than a human record of the past. It is also less than perfectly clear. This isn’t some … Continue reading

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The Bible For Today

I recently picked up a book by R. W. L. Moberly The Bible in a Disenchanted Age, relatively new – published early 2018. Marianne Meye Thompson writes in her blurb for the book: In this gem of a book, Walter … Continue reading

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Books of the Year

When it comes to science and Christian faith several outstanding books have appeared this year. My personal favorite is Andy Walsh’s Faith Across the Multiverse. In this book Walsh mixes fiction (usually science fiction of a sort), math, science, and … Continue reading

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Holy Catholic Church, Communion of Saints

I am preparing for a discussion class on the Apostles’ Creed this Fall and digging into it in preparation. I will post on it occasionally over the next few months. Today I want to focus on two lines in article … Continue reading

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Sin: Insights from Paul and James

What claims are made in the New Testament when it comes to Adam and Original Sin? Joel B. Green, Provost, Dean of the School of Theology, and Professor of New Testament Interpretation at Fuller Theological Seminary contributed a chapter to … Continue reading

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Gravity All Around

The awe of science … and a pastor’s take on the Big Story. Two years ago, after a major upgrade LIGO, the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory, came back online and immediately detected gravity waves emanating from the collapse of of … Continue reading

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A World From Dust

In popular imagination, even the imagination of of many trained in technical fields, evolution is a messy, chaotic, highly contingent and random process. Mark Whorton in Peril in Paradise comments that while he finds the evidence for an old earth … Continue reading

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A Conversation About Genesis

We’ve been looking at the question of beginnings from the perspective of the early church fathers using Peter Bouteneff’s book. The post Tuesday concentrated on Basil – and his Hexaemeron.  But it is also useful to listen to what contemporary … Continue reading

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belief … the modern case

Francis Collins, in the brief stretch between stints as head of the Human Genome Project at NIH and, now, Director of NIH, put together a book, Belief: Readings on the Reason for Faith, an anthology of readings he finds helpful … Continue reading

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I had the opportunity last November to be part of a group of Christians who met in New York to discuss the issues of science and Christian faith. The statement posted last Thursday came from the discussions at that meeting. … Continue reading

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