Theology After Darwin 1 (RJS)

One of the more important and more difficult pieces of the puzzle as we feel our way forward at the interface of science and faith is the theological implications of discoveries in modern science. A comment on my post Evolution in the Key of D: Deity or Deism noted: …this reminds me of why I [Read More...]

Almost Christian 4

Who does well when it comes to passing on the faith to the youth? Studies show two groups do really well: conservative Protestants and Mormons; two groups that don’t do well are mainline Protestants and Roman Catholics. Kenda Dean’s new book is called Almost Christian: What the Faith of Our Teenagers is Telling the American Church and in [Read More...]

Our Common Prayerbook 30 – 2

Psalm 30 is the story of the ups and downs of life, and David is frank and clear. He was in a flourishing spot, he became proud, the Lord was with him but disciplined him, and then the Lord lifted him back into that flourishing spot. Integral to genuine prayer is the rehearsal of our [Read More...]

Women Preachers, A Story Often Neglected

Telling the truth of the Church’s Story means telling the whole story. In the Church’s Story are the stories of women who did mighty things. But these stories are not being told. What can we do to include these stories in our church’s story? The following is from Arise and is written by Priscilla Pope-Levison… From [Read More...]

Paul for the Perplexed 2

If you’ve ever taught Paul’s letters you know the challenge: How does one put Paul together? Or the teacher asks, Where can I begin that makes the whole become clear? Where do I tap to make this diamond fall out? Tim Gombis’s new book, Paul: A Guide for the Perplexed (Guides for the Perplexed), does this [Read More...]

Prayer for the Week

Lord of all power and might, the author and giver of all good things: Graft in our hearts the love of your Name; increase in us true religion; nourish us with all goodness; and bring forth in us the fruit of good works; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and [Read More...]

Saturday Afternoon Book Review: Wesley Vander Lugt

W. David O. Taylor, ed.,For the Beauty of the Church: Casting a Vision for the Arts ~Reviewed by Wes Vander Lugt, a PhD student at the Institute for Theology, Imagination and the Arts who edits and contributes to Transpositions, a new blog exploring transpositions between theology and the arts. Whether Catholics or Protestants, Reformed or Charismatic, [Read More...]

Weekly Meanderings

Test of re-use… Nothing like the beauty of creation to wake us up on a Saturday morning. I hope your coffee tastes better looking at God’s world. This will be our last Weekly Meanderings at Beliefnet. Next week it will be at our new site at Patheos, and that move has been consuming some of my [Read More...]

Weekly Meanderings

Nothing like the beauty of creation to wake us up on a Saturday morning. I hope your coffee tastes better looking at God’s world. This will be our last Weekly Meanderings at Beliefnet. Next week it will be at our new site at Patheos. Jay Phelan has some insightful words about the internet and civility. [Read More...]

Set your link to our new site

I will be posting this a few times, but just to begin the notification process now. We will be blogging right here at Beliefnet through August 31 but on September 1 we will be at our new site. Please point your link toward the new address at Patheos, which you can visit now:  http://www.patheos.com/community/jesuscreed/ And [Read More...]


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