What About the Fall?

Today’s guest post comes from Travis Segar, one of an excellent class of students from Bethel Seminary who recently studied the intersection between theology and science. Evolution presents problems for us as Christians.  It isn’t because of what some atheists believe:  that if evolution is true that God ceases to exist.  Evolution is a problem because it challenges [Read More...]

Harmonizing Science & Theology

Today’s guest post comes from Eric Fulton, one of an excellent class of students from Bethel Seminary who recently studied the intersection between theology and science. Science and theology are seemingly at odds with each other on many complex questions.  While admittedly a person of faith in God, I have recently seen how science and theology do not [Read More...]

Basic Math

Today’s guest post comes from Andrea Paulson, one of an excellent class of students from Bethel Seminary who recently studied the intersection between theology and science. If there is one thing I am not, it is a scientist. For as long as I can remember, the sciences were so far beyond my idea of relevant that I saw [Read More...]

The Ironic Relativism of Evangelical Fundamentalism

Growing up evangelical, and being theologically trained in evangelical contexts, I heard a lot of scary warnings about the dangers of postmodernity: i.e., it is based in or leads to epistemological or moral relativism. Truth is not absolute! There is no normative standard for truth! Postmodernity will lead us down a path to nihilism and [Read More...]

6 Short Fiction Stories That Might Simplify Scripture

1. Boys are socialized to acknowledge that, um, sewing is their ancient craft as much as it’s the girls’. The serpent said to the man, “You will not surely die, for God knows that when you eat of it your eyes will be opened, and you will be like God, knowing good and evil.” When [Read More...]

Expectation of Suffering

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 [Read More...]

Incarnational Hermeneutics

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 [Read More...]

11 Reasons Wonder Woman Is a Good Role Model for Christian Girls

1. Wonder Woman’s super suit coverage is acceptable beach attire for our mothers in our Christian mothers’ eyes (1 Tim 2:9; NB: no bellybutton, buttocks or bosoms hanging out). Bonus: ride-up threat neutralized. 2. Furthermore, all of Wonder Woman’s sensitive parts are shielded by a gold eagle. Like her, we have a righteousness-of-Christ breastplate that [Read More...]

Your Summer Reading

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 [Read More...]

Wonder

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 [Read More...]

Announcement: I’m Going to United Seminary

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 [Read More...]

I Think I’m Going to be Sick

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 [Read More...]


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