Archives for Jan 20, 2011 @ 17:59

Those Discomforting Facts

Did you see this at First Things? By Byron Johnson, from Baylor: Leading religious observers claim that evangelicalism is shrinking and the next generation of evangelicals is becoming less religious and more secular, but (as we social scientists like to say) these are empirical questions, and the evidence shows that neither of these claims is [Read More…]

The Gospel of Steve Jobs

From Andy Crouch’s insightful piece about Steve Jobs: As remarkable as Steve Jobs is in countless ways—as a designer, an innovator, a (ruthless and demanding) leader—his most singular quality has been his ability to articulate a perfectly secular form of hope. Nothing exemplifies that ability more than Apple’s early logo, which slapped a rainbow on [Read More…]

One.Life — A Reflection

This has been a wonderful two weeks for One.Life: Jesus Calls, We Follow. The book appeared almost mid December, and it’s now starting to kick in with some readers, and I want to offer a reflective piece about what’s happening. Pastors are reading it, benefiting from it and “using” it in their ministries. Just today [Read More…]

Polkinghorne on Natural Theology and Moral Law (RJS)

In this post today I would like to point to a series of posts on the BioLogos site featuring Rev. Dr. John Polkinghorne and his views on Natural Theology. Dr. Polkinghorne (picture below obtained from wikipedia) was a very successful scientist, Professor of Mathematical Physics at Cambridge University, before he resigned to study for the [Read More…]

Should Teachers Befriend Students? 2 (Sam Lamerson)

Technology in the Classroom A friend of mine is a middle-school teacher.  She told me the other day of having some photographic slides around the room and one of her young students picked one up, held it gingerly up to the light like a loaded gun, and was amazed.  “Miss Neal, Miss Neal, you are [Read More…]