Evolution and Faith in the Blogosphere

I’ll leave it up to each reader to decide whether the title refers to “evolution and faith in the blogosphere” or “evolution and faith in the blogosphere“. The latest issue of the Metanexus magazine The Global Spiral has a piece by Nancey Murphy on non-reductive physicalism. It meshes nicely with the recent discussions here about [Read More…]

Quote of the Day (Sean Winter)

“Paul…is most interesting when you use him to think with, rather than as an excuse not to do any thinking of your own”. –Sean Winter, “Conference Report: Paul and Contemporary Philosophy“ [Read more…]

What Is Good?

In a recent discussion in the comments section of another post, the issue of morality and God came up. The argument was made that, unless there is a God who defines right and wrong, and unless God has made those standards known in his inerrantly-inspired word, then we can have no reason for judging one [Read More…]

LOST Timelines

Matthew Fox (who plays Jack Shepherd on LOST – as if you didn’t already know that) has shared some “spoilers” about LOST season 6. They aren’t so much spoilers as tantalizing hints that could be understood in more than one way. So, if you don’t want sort of spoilers, you should probably sort of stop [Read More…]

Monotheism and Me

University of Illinois Press has posted a short entry on their blog by me, on the subject of monotheism, in connection with my new book The Only True God. [Read more…]

The Anti-Creed

There was a humorous moment in Sunday school this week when, in a discussion of the Baptist principle of “soul freedom”, someone read from the American Baptist identity statement. In this statement which, when printed out runs about 3 pages, and is clearly longer than the Nicene Creed, we encountered the phrase “We accept no [Read More…]

Britons and the Resurrection

New Humanist draws attention to a poll in the British newspaper the Daily Telegraph indicating that Jesus was the top dead person that those surveyed would like to meet if they had the chance, chosen by 1/3 of those polled. No one seems to have noticed that, for conservative Christians at the very least, and [Read More…]

Good vs. Evil, Indignation vs. Indigestion

Imagine three situations that come up in real life: 1) You are made aware in the local news that lives were lost in a fire that could have been prevented if a recent safety inspection had been as thorough as it ought to have been. 2) You read on a blog about human trafficking in [Read More…]

LOST Entangled

Two blogs today revisited the television show LOST, including mention of some of its religious themes and overtones. Since I have (as always) been pondering its mysteries, I thought I would join in the conversation. The show has, from the very first episode, been gearing up to explore a mythology in which two sides are [Read More…]

Beholding His Glory (John 1:1-18): A Sermon

Beholding His GloryA sermon by James F. McGrathPreached at Crooked Creek Baptist Church, IndianapolisJune 7th 2009 The Gospel of John has been compared to a magic pool in which small children can wade up to their ankles, while at the same time large elephants can dive right into it. Its language is plain and familiar: [Read More…]