Does Ph.D. –> Atheism? (RJS)

Yesterday afternoon a fellow using the name of “joe” left an interesting comment on one of posts: “Read the God Delusion you ignorant fools.” The idea, it seems, is that anyone who thinks, who cares to look at the evidence, will realize that the notion of God is untenable. There is a common perception that [Read More...]

What Do Scientists Really Think? 2 (RJS)

We are looking at the recent book by Elaine Howard Ecklund Science vs Religion: What Scientists Really Think. The first installment is here. In chapter 5 Ecklund considers how religion is dealt with by professors in the University. Issues of science, religion, and the broader public sphere are unavoidable in our secular Universities. This is [Read More...]

Truth By Show of Hands? (RJS)

I haven’t linked to BioLogos lately – but they’ve had a number of good posts recently. Karl Giberson put up a thought provoking post this week worth some conversation, Would You Like Fries With That Theory? In this essay he poses a question about the role of consensus, orthodoxy, critical thinking, and authority in the [Read More...]

What Do Scientists Really Think? 1 (RJS)

Today I am a lab rat – the little white kind, running through a maze, dissected for examination… Elaine Howard Ecklund a sociologist at Rice University, with a husband on the faculty in Physics, has published a book Science vs Religion: What Scientists Really Think. The work reported in this book draws on an extensive [Read More...]

Telling Our Story – The Story of Jesus (RJS)

This last week I (RJS not Scot) have spent my commute listening to the audio from the Wheaton Theology Conference: Jesus, Paul and the People of God: A Theological Dialogue with N.T. Wright. This is fascinating stuff – I recommend it highly. I put up a post in dialogue with the speakers at the conference [Read More...]

Wright, Hays, and History as Apologetic (RJS)

This last week I (RJS – not Scot) have spent my commute listening to the audio from the Wheaton Theology Conference: Jesus, Paul and the People of God: A Theological Dialogue with N.T. Wright. This is fascinating stuff – I highly recommend it. This next week or so I am going to take a break [Read More...]

Books To Come … (RJS)

As we look ahead to the summer … I have several books on my desk, and plan to post on them over the next few months. If you have particular interests you may wish to get a hold of one or more. Suggestions for other books are welcome as well – use the comment section [Read More...]

The Challenge of Adam 9 (RJS)

Today I wrap up this series on David N. Livingstone’s book, Adam’s Ancestors: Race, Religion, and the Politics of Human Origins. In Chapter 9, Dimensions: concluding reflections, Livingstone ties together several themes running through his book. For our purposes today I would like to consider one of these – concordism and the role of concordism [Read More...]

Father Forgive Us … (the challenge of Adam 8) (RJS)

I am currently reading a book by David N. Livingstone, Adam’s Ancestors: Race, Religion, and the Politics of Human Origins. David Livingstone is Professor of Geography and Intellectual History at Queen’s University, Belfast and this book reflects both of his interests. The history of the discussion of Adam and pre-adamic man has several major streams [Read More...]

The Challenge of Adam 7 (RJS)

I am currently reading a book by David N. Livingstone, Adam’s Ancestors: Race, Religion, and the Politics of Human Origins. David Livingstone is Professor of Geography and Intellectual History at Queen’s University, Belfast and this book reflects both of his interests. It is a readable, but thorough and academic, book looking at the history of [Read More...]


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