Houston, Here’s the Situation (RJS)

We had a couple of good conversations last week centered on the difficulties introduced into our faith by the scientific evidence for evolution and the age of the earth. (Posts here: Houston, We’ve Had a Problem and Houston, We Still Have a Problem.) There are several aspects of the situation to be discussed, authority, exegesis, [Read More...]

Houston, We Still Have a Problem (RJS)

We had an interesting discussion Tuesday centered on scripture, the reliability of scripture, and the foundation of our faith: Houston, We’ve Had a Problem. One of the key aspects of this conversation was how we view scripture as reliable in the face of the scientific evidence for an old earth and for evolution. Certainly I [Read More...]

Houston, We’ve Had a Problem (RJS)

Scot forwarded this letter, with permission of the author to post. I am putting it up for consideration because it fits with the general topics I’ve posted on for the last several years. We’ve had a problem – and this problem has raised serious questions in the minds of many, from seventy year-olds in retirement, [Read More...]

Evolution in the Key of D: Descent and Drama (RJS)

I recently received a copy of John F. Haught‘s new book Making Sense of Evolution: Darwin, God, and the Drama of Life. Haught is a Senior Fellow in Science and Religion at Woodstock Theological Center, Georgetown University and Professor of Theology Emeritus. He testified at the Dover trial on Intelligent Design back in 2005. His [Read More...]

In Search of Truth? (RJS)

Last Wednesday Science and The Sacred posted an essay by Darrel Falk entitled On Living in the Middle.  The essence of the essay is a discussion of the difficulty in charting a course between extremes – in this case the extreme of young and old earth creationism and the extreme of evangelistic atheism. On one [Read More...]

Constitution or Conversation? (RJS)

I am reading Brian McLaren’s new book A New Kind of Christianity: Ten Questions That Are Transforming the Faith as part of a book group in discussion with University students and scholars. One thing about this book – it makes a great conversation starter. McLaren nails it with his ten questions. These may not be [Read More...]

Evolution in the Key of D (RJS)

I recently received a copy of John F. Haught‘s new book Making Sense of Evolution: Darwin, God, and the Drama of Life. Haught is a Senior Fellow in Science and Religion at Woodstock Theological Center, Georgetown University and Professor of Theology Emeritus. He testified at the Dover trial on Intelligent Design back in 2005. His [Read More...]

Facing the Future in Community (RJS)

BioLogos held a workshop at Gordon College last week – well attended and well worth the time from what I hear. Some 50-70 people were in attendance, mostly college professors. Several regular readers of this blog were at the workshop.  One who was there told me that it was a huge success, with many good [Read More...]

Creation, Cosmology, and Context (RJS)

The introduction to a series on William P. Brown‘s new book, The Seven Pillars of Creation: The Bible, Science, and the Ecology of Wonder, started a little slow. The formula of the book shows a trend most notable in Chs.  3-9 where the seven creation texts are considered, the relation between science and scripture seems [Read More...]

Truth by Survey? (RJS)

This opinion piece by Lee Dye from abcNews meshes well with several of the recent topics of discussion – including the extensive discussion of Rodney Stark’s book What Americans Really Believe, the post on Living in Denial,  and the ever heated consideration of global warming. Global Warming and the Pollsters: Who’s Right? Is the glass [Read More...]


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