Archives for May 2014

The Bible Tells Me So

Today’s guest post comes from Christian Kohs, one of an excellent class of students from Bethel Seminary who recently studied the intersection between theology and science. If science is right, what does that do to my view of creation in light of my faith?  Today a debate rages about the question of origins and where creation and humanity [Read More…]

Gendercide isn’t a ‘Women’s Issue’ (it’s a Theological One)

Untold millions of women and girls around the globe are victims of physical and sexual violence. In the U.S. alone, over one million women suffer a physical assault by a partner. 25% of American women have been or will be victims of sexual assault. In many countries, structural and systemic violence against women results in [Read More…]

Tension

Today’s guest post comes from Don Sullivan, one of an excellent class of students from Bethel Seminary who recently studied the intersection between theology and science. A significant part of the last nine weeks of my academic life has been about the intersection of science, (primarily evolution) and theology. Up to this point, and I assume for the [Read More…]

Divine Intervention vs Divine Involvement

Today’s guest post comes from AnnMarie Vennerstrom, one of an excellent class of students from Bethel Seminary who recently studied the intersection between theology and science. Often times in our Christian circles we talk about God’s interaction with the world. Sometimes we’ll talk about it in terms of the little things, like how we feel him working in [Read More…]

Why Churches Still Need Seminaries: A Complicated Case Study

Recently Tony Jones suggested that seminaries are “training people to repair phone booths.” Sadly, he has a point. Seminaries are struggling to find new students–and even to keep the ones they already have–because they are becoming increasingly disconnected from the realities of our complicated world. In the Integrative Seminar I’ve been teaching this semester, we’ve [Read More…]

Everyday Prayers

The Bible tells us to pray without ceasing, to take everything to the Lord, not only the dire hardships and trouble. And so for those more ordinary days, I offer seven short prayers borrowed and revised this morning from friends who wrote a little book of uncommon prayers—prayers of transfiguration for those moments when you probably [Read More…]