When Life Sucks

Will life be different from the dream we were building? Yes. Will there be real losses or less than we hoped? Yes. But life is not about physical perfection and material prosperity. Life is about a journey into God, and what matters most is our capacity for intimacy and companionship with God—whatever the circumstances. [Read more…]

The Language of Science and Faith: Both/And

Oh my God. A recent Gallup poll says 44% of people in the United States believe God created humans fewer than 10,000 years ago. And we wonder why our educational system is ranked 17th? (Note to self: Send big donation to evolutionweekend.org; turns out they’re doing essential work.) But given this sad reality, I’m glad that Karl W. Giberson and Francis S. Collins wrote “The Language of Science and Faith.” [Read more…]

Following The Other Jesus

This week at the Patheos Book Club, we’re featuring Greg Garrett’s “The Other Jesus: Rejecting a Religion of Fear for the God of Love.” Greg Garrett is one of my favorite columnists at Patheos. His insightful, honest explorations of faith and culture delve deep into the waters of some of the most controversial issues of our day and we re-surface renewed and refreshed, and with clearer Christian goggles to view the world. [Read more…]