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November 17, 2015
A World with a Better Name
Those who are images of God are summoned to build a world with a better...
November 10, 2015
The Thrust of the Biblical Plot (RJS)
A while ago I was taken to task in a (late) comment on a post...
March 17, 2015
The Nature of Creation (RJS)
There are several new books on my desk, The Nature of Creation: Examining the Bible...
October 14, 2014
Who Are Man and Woman? (RJS)
The next chapter of Iain Provan's book Seriously Dangerous Religion looks at the nature of...
September 25, 2014
This World, But
This World (RJS)
In John 18:36 Jesus responds to Pilate's questioning "are you the king of the Jews?"...
September 16, 2014
The World is Sacred Space (RJS)
In his new book Seriously Dangerous Religion, Iain Provan begins by sketching the vision of the...
September 11, 2014
The Day of the Lord Will Come (RJS)
2 Peter 3 is a well known passage concerning the Day of the Lord. A...
August 28, 2014
The Gospel and Global Warming (RJS)
Jonathan Moo and Robert White in Let Creation Rejoice: Biblical Hope and Ecological Crisis turn...
August 12, 2014
Oh The Destruction We Can Wreak (RJS)
Last month I introduced a new book Let Creation Rejoice: Biblical Hope and Ecological Crisis...
July 10, 2014
Let Creation Rejoice (RJS)
A couple of months ago I received a copy of the new book Let Creation...
June 24, 2014
A New Look at Genesis 1 (RJS)
In the final chapter of his book The Liberating Image: The Imago Dei in Genesis...
June 03, 2014
Genesis 1-10 as Ideological Critique (RJS)
The fifth chapter of J. Richard Middleton’s book The Liberating Image: The Imago Dei in...
May 29, 2014
Humans Created to Serve the gods? (RJS)
The third chapter of J. Richard Middleton’s book The Liberating Image: The Imago Dei in...
May 20, 2014
No Historical Adam? (RJS)
Last week I introduced a new book from the Zondervan Counterpoints series: Four Views on...
May 15, 2014
The Artistry of Creation, Cosmic Temple, and Imago Dei (RJS)
On Tuesday we looked at the first half of chapter two of J. Richard Middleton’s...
May 13, 2014
No Text is an Island (RJS)
Chapter two of J. Richard Middleton’s book The Liberating Image: The Imago Dei in Genesis...
May 08, 2014
Interpreting the Imago Dei (RJS)
In Genesis 1 we read: Then God said, “Let us make mankind in our image,...
April 29, 2014
Christ Centered Creation! (RJS)
In the previous two posts (here and here) we looked with Ronald Osborn (Death Before...
April 22, 2014
The God of the Whirlwind (RJS)
Ronald Osborn (Death Before the Fall) finds the cosmic theodicy provided by C. S. Lewis...
April 15, 2014
Jesus Ate Fish and Other Thoughts on Death (RJS)
To dig a little deeper into the problem of animal suffering Ronald Osborn (Death Before...
April 08, 2014
And it Was Good … But Red in Tooth and Claw? (RJS)
One of the more common arguments against evolution is the requirement of death before the...
March 13, 2014
Unwholesome Complexity (RJS)
What does it mean to take scripture seriously? Is literalism the only faithful approach? The...
March 06, 2014
No Interpretation Needed!? (RJS)
On Sunday Scot put up a short post highlighting a shift at Bryan College tightening...
March 04, 2014
The Spirit of Life (RJS)
The fifth chapter of The Spirit in Creation and New Creation: Science and Theology in...
February 20, 2014
The Benefit of a Spirit-Breathed Perspective (RJS)
In the third chapter of The Spirit in Creation and New Creation: Science and Theology...
February 13, 2014
Once Again: Immortality is a Divine Gift! (RJS)
The picture to the right is of a hawk that landed with its fresh caught...
February 11, 2014
It Starts With Genesis (RJS)
The Great Debate between Ken Ham and Bill Nye last week was interesting. There is...
February 06, 2014
The Great Debate? Nye vs. Ham (RJS)
Is creation a viable model of origins in today's modern scientific era? As many probably...
January 23, 2014
Evolution, Death, Adam, Wright (RJS)
Back in July I put up a post Adam, Adam, Adam, Wright that discussed a...
September 24, 2013
And Then God Speaks … About Creation (RJS)
The climax of the book of Job comes when Yahweh answers Job, or more accurately...
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