Religion and Politics: The Early Indicators

From Barna’s newest report: In the most recent presidential elections, the faith communities of America have played a major role in electing presidents and other important public figures. Breaking down the survey data by more than a dozen religious segments regularly tracked by The Barna Group, the numbers take on yet a different contour. For [Read More...]

Your Favorite Joke? (RJS)

The interview with John Polkinghorne discussed in the post Tuesday concludes with Dean Nelson asking for Dr. Polkinghorne’s favorite scientific joke. Dr. Polkinghorne responds with the requested scientific joke and his favorite theological joke (27:15 in the audio; 54:20 in the video). DN: I think you have your favorite science joke – what is your [Read More...]

Afternoons with Ron Sider 3

Ron Sider has a new article at Relevant Magazine, and in this article he asks young adults — Relevant readers — four questions. In Sider’s day, that is in the 70s and 80s, he was seen as a radical because he brought into fuller light the biblical teachings on justice and peace. In many ways, [Read More...]

Polkinghorne on a Destiny Beyond Death (RJS)

This last week I have been spending my commute listening to the audio recordings of a series of lectures given by John Polkinghorne last November at Point Loma Nazarene University (available on the PLNU website here). There is much to ponder in these lectures, and fuel for several posts. The lecture on Prayer and Providence [Read More...]

The Name of God 2

The Name of God. Speaking the Name of God. But not using or speaking the Name of God lightly or misusing or using in vain is what the Third Command is all about: “You shall not misuse the name of the LORD your God, for the LORD will not hold anyone guiltless who misuses his [Read More...]


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