Archives for Mar 25, 2014 @ 10:35

DNA Newest Use? Creating What People Looked Like

Source Even though DNA analysis is still stuck in the past when applied by law enforcement today, scientists are still pushing the envelope with work that can turn DNA into a more effective investigative tool. In a new study published this week, researchers at Penn State and the Catholic University of Leuven (KUL) created a statistical model for [Read More…]

The Parents Arm Race Toned Down

Brigid Schulte: It’s a simple white oval with three big, black letters: JMU. But to Wilma Bowers, who sports it proudly on her black Audi sedan, it’s an act of subversion. In just about any other community, driving around with a bumper sticker for James Madison University, rated one of the best schools in the [Read More…]

Sola Scriptura Renewed and Renewing (RJS)

Chapter six of Ronald E Osborn’s new book Death Before the Fall: Biblical Literalism and the Problem of Animal Suffering looks at the enclave mentality in American fundamentalism, especially as it relates to biblical literalism. Osborn’s description the fundamentalist approach seems a bit extreme at times – although we will all see elements of truth [Read More…]

Heaven: Some Reflections

Heaven, what used to be the primary motivator for many to become a Christian or be faithful of a Christian, has fallen on hard times. I wonder what you think about heaven? But I’m not asking about just your theory. Instead, I want to come at this from a pastoral angle: What would you tell a [Read More…]