Meditations on Hebrews, pt 1

Long ago, at many times and in many ways, God spoke to our fathers by the prophets, 2 but in these last days he has spoken to us by his Son, whom he appointed the heir of all things, through whom also he created the world. 3 He is the radiance of the glory of God and… Continue reading Meditations on Hebrews, pt 1

Book Review: Four Views on the Historical Adam

Title: Four Views on the Historical Adam Authors: Denis O. Lamoureux John H. Walton  |  BioLogos Forum C. John Collins    |  Did Adam and Eve Really Exist? William D. Barrick | The Masters Seminary Greg A. Boyd   | ReKnew Philip G. Ryken |  Sermon Audio Publisher: Zondervan Year: 2013 Pages: 289 (e-book) Additional Information: Counterpoints:… Continue reading Book Review: Four Views on the Historical Adam

Resurrection is Today

The First Day of the Rest of Your Life John 20:19-23 On the evening of that first day of the week, when the disciples were together, with the doors locked for fear of the Jews, Jesus came and stood among them and said, “Peace be with you!” After he said this, he showed them his… Continue reading Resurrection is Today

Rivers & Marriage in Genesis 2

Rivers & Marriage Genesis 2, Luke 3 I’d like to continue my thoughts from yesterday by focusing on the reading from Genesis. I think too much anxiety exists in the world, in the church, about the purpose of the book of Genesis. It’s easy to do that. I have learned to be patient when trying… Continue reading Rivers & Marriage in Genesis 2

The Image of God and True Humanity

God’s Image and True Humanity Proverbs 1, Genesis 1 I love the book of Genesis. It is first, foundational. It is where our faith story begins. It introduces us to God and God’s intentions. I think it is not surprising at all that the history of human redemption begins in the book of Genesis. In… Continue reading The Image of God and True Humanity

90 Days with Scripture: Isaiah 60-66, New Heavens & New Earth

Friends, This is the manuscript from part 6 of the series. We are reading through the Bible in 90 Days and at this point those who are participating are midway or so through the Psalms. This sermon, from Isaiah 60-66, is fairly simply and makes three major points–derived by scanning the entirety of Scripture from… Continue reading 90 Days with Scripture: Isaiah 60-66, New Heavens & New Earth

Beginning at the Beginning

Friends, Christian posted a short exercise in theology at Church Voices a few days ago. That I think you should take 60 seconds of your time to read. He wrote: I’m currently reading the book Total Truth by Nancy Pearcey.  In it she proposes Creationism as foundational to communicating the gospel. I have to agree.… Continue reading Beginning at the Beginning

On ID (Salvo Mag) and AiG (The Christian Century)

Friends, I subscribed to three or four new magazines and journals this year. Two of them are my concern with this post. The first is Salvo. I thought it might be fun and some challenging, critical reading. The first issue I received, issue 4, Winter 2008:  ID (as in, Intelligent Design). The second is The… Continue reading On ID (Salvo Mag) and AiG (The Christian Century)

Creation and Sin and Atheism

Friends, I have posted many thoughts about evolution and its impact on the general population of the world. I’d like to share someone else’s thoughts tonight. These thoughts concern how replacing the Creator with evolution has destroyed our understanding of sin. Consider: The basic reason why our modern Western culture has lost the concept of… Continue reading Creation and Sin and Atheism

A New Blog to Visit & Rapid Acceleration in Evolution & Friends

Friends, Those of you who are interested might trying visiting the new blog Design of Life. Lead blogger is Denyse O’Leary who also blogs at PostDarwinist and Uncommon Descent. I have added this blog to my blogroll as well. Here’s a sampling from one of her first posts. It concerns several myths that are currently… Continue reading A New Blog to Visit & Rapid Acceleration in Evolution & Friends

“Are Atheists the New Gays?” or Are Faith and Reason Incompatible?

Friends, I haven’t yet figured out this fella named Dinesh D’Souza. He seems to be all the rage nowadays among certain wings of churchianity. However, I came across this little essay he wrote and published at Townhall.com and I thought it was a rather interesting piece: Are Atheists the New Gays? Mr D’Souza spends the majority… Continue reading “Are Atheists the New Gays?” or Are Faith and Reason Incompatible?

Some of the Best Money Ever Spent?

Friends, Imagine this. Every day, somewhere in the world (but mostly in the USA) some preacher gets the idea to build a megapolis to his own honor (usually, called a ‘megachurch’.) They use fancy sounding phrases like ‘this will enable us to better meet the ministry needs of our community’ and things like that. A… Continue reading Some of the Best Money Ever Spent?

Is Belief in Divine Creation Rational? & Much More!

Friends, I think you will appreciate this: Is Belief in Divine Creation Rational? This is a lecture by David Anderson. I’m piggybacking on a post by William Dembski at Uncommon Descent. I  listened to about the first 15 minutes online then downloaded it to my mp3. So far, I’m impressed. I think you will be too.… Continue reading Is Belief in Divine Creation Rational? & Much More!

Why Christians Should Reject Evolution

Friends, A while back I made quick reference at this blog to an essay published by Scientific American written by Michael Shermer: Darwin on the Right. It’s an older essay (published September 18, 2006), but I think the points he made then still need to addressed by thinking people who refuse to just give up. The… Continue reading Why Christians Should Reject Evolution