Archives for October 2012

Millennial and Conservative

From AP: To be clear, polls show that President Barack Obama remains the favorite among 18- to 29-year-old registered voters, as he was in 2008. No one thinks the majority of young voters will support Romney, a former Massachusetts governor, in the Nov. 6 election. But the polls also hint at a “schism” between those [Read More…]

Does Beauty Point to God?

This series, on arguments for God, is by Jeff Cook (info at the bottom). His argument today is about beauty — does beauty point us to God? Does it you? How so?  Deep Beauty There are sunrises. There is the music of Bach, John Coltrane, and Sigur Ros. There are the hands of an infant. Therefore, there [Read More…]

Evolution and Evil/Morality

“Darwinism subverts religious belief in a supremely wise and loving Creator who has providentially planned life on earth … [and may be taken to be] a bungling, or a chillingly indifferent, god.” These are the words of Philip Kitcher as quoted by Jeff Astley in his fine exploratory essay on evolution and evil in the [Read More…]

Obama’s Faith: A Journey

This piece by Dan Gilgoff, in some ways sharpens a recent post of mine where I said the President’s theology/faith was more along the line of an African American liberation theology. Gilgoff and those he interviews are suggesting his faith is becoming more evangelical and personal. Welcome to the intense, out-of-the-box and widely misunderstood religious [Read More…]

Video for Jesus Creed

This is from Journey Church in San Diego and from Paraclete Press, but I wanted to repost this because I like them so much: And this older DVD promo: [Read more…]

Prayer for the Week

Almighty and everlasting God, increase in us the gifts of faith, hope, and charity; and, that we may obtain what you promise, make us love what you command; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen. [Read more…]

Photo Seeking Caption

What’s your caption? (HT: Geeding) [Read more…]

Faith and Culture

Brian Zahnd, at Word of Life Church in St Joseph MO, had a dream. He dreamed of bringing theologians together with pastors to engage one another — let the theologian present an idea and then let the pastors engage the theologian. I was privileged of being asked to be the theologian at the 2012 version [Read More…]

Weekly Meanderings

How complementarian is the Bible? Listen to Phil Payne discuss this question at TEDS on Nov 12, 7pm. At the A.T. Olsen chapel. Roger Olson on oppression, sometimes against boys and males. No matter what! Beautiful story by April. Greg Boyd… always worth the read or listen: “This message leaves unanswered a multitude of questions that [Read More…]

8 Glasses of Water per Day: Says Who?

From Gillian Mayman: The idea that you need to drink at least 8 glasses of water a day is ubiquitous in American culture. I’ve had doctors tell me this. I’ve read it on credible medical web sites. I’ve listened to a professor of public health discuss this as if it is scientific fact. However, there [Read More…]