Today’s guest post comes from John Barrett, one of an excellent class of students from Bethel Seminary who recently studied the intersection between theology and science. “For affliction does not come from the dust, neither does trouble sprout from the ground, for man is born for trouble, as sparks fly upward,” (Job 5:6-7).  These words spoken to Job speak to the natural condition of man.  In fact, it expresses just the opposite of our expectations; we tend to believe that trouble is somehow… Read more

Today’s guest post comes from Chris Argo, one of an excellent class of students from Bethel Seminary who recently studied the intersection between theology and science. Over the last week, several events have reminded me of two certainties regarding humanity. First, humans are mortal. The other day, a lay elder of our church had a stroke on her way to work. Her incapacitation led to a violent wreck on the interstate. While she sustained only a broken clavicle, the head bleed caused by… Read more

Just in time for summer! My full survey of Church Fathers A-Z is now available as an ebook from Amazon. For over 20 years I have preached an annual sermon series on the “Church Fathers,” those personalities who over the early centuries of church history fashioned our faith and codified that which we have come to embrace as orthodox Christianity. As there have been numerous noteworthy Church Fathers (and Mothers) it seemed sensible to tackle them a letter at a… Read more

Today’s guest post comes from Sam Prellwitz, one of an excellent class of students from Bethel Seminary who recently studied the intersection between theology and science. The psalms speak of it. Scientists study what they study because of it. Children’s eyes are filled with it. Wonder astonishes each of us. It does so through different forms and in different venues. And we need not ask the perennial question ‘why?’. Because even without asking that question, we are all grateful that it is part… Read more

Big changes are happening in my professional life. I’ve recently resigned my position at Bethel Seminary because I have accepted a position at United Theological Seminary of the Twin Cities to be Associate Professor of Public and Missional Theology, beginning there this fall. This was a pretty recent and quite unexpected development for me, but I couldn’t be more excited to join this community and to do theological education in that context. The plan is to develop an MA concentration… Read more

Today’s guest post comes from Stacey Hammons, one of an excellent class of students from Bethel Seminary who recently studied the intersection between theology and science. About 4 years ago, I finally agreed to some medical tests to see what was making me sick.    The results showed a severe food allergy.  I was reluctant and afraid to get this testing done, because it would mean giving up things I really loved (like pizza!) and I was worried about the impact on my family…. Read more

Today’s guest post comes from Chris Eidson, one of an excellent class of students from Bethel Seminary who recently studied the intersection between theology and science. I was fortunate enough recently to spend a week of seminary intensives studying “Science and Theology” that this was truly a life-changing experience for me. In the class, we leaned on a history and philosophy of science approach, which evaluated theology and science as two methods of explaining aspects of reality. In particular we took a really… Read more

Today’s guest post comes from JC Elliott, one of an excellent class of students from Bethel Seminary who recently studied the intersection between theology and science. If you have made it past the daunting title of this post you are either a glutton for punishment or a fellow quantum junkie (for transparency, I’m no quantum physicist); either way, before we dive in, a simplified example of quantum theory is needed. This is not the place to fully describe the entirety of quantum physics,… Read more

Today’s guest post comes from Aubrey Hogan, one of an excellent class of students from Bethel Seminary who recently studied the intersection between theology and science. Evolution has much of American Christianity scared and defensive. What was once sacred and true will be lost if evolution is accepted. Stories that were once concrete are now abstract mythological shells of their former selves. But perhaps evolutionary theory is doing Biblical interpretation a great favor by deconstructing our assumptions and forcing us to reconstruct interpretations… Read more

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 came from.  The creation story is a witness to the beginning or becoming of all reality distinct from God in the light of God’s later… Read more




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