Kids draw the Darwinest things

My four-year-old was given a worksheet in Sunday School posing the first question in the Westminster Shorter Catechism for Children. She colored it…creatively. There could be some sticky questions!

Sunday, August 19th, 2012

Liberal theology decloaking in hostile territory

I don’t often link to the big name bloggers: I assume everyone’s either already reading them or consciously ignoring them. But in this case I can’t help but stand up to lodge an “Amen”–and add a few notes of commentary. First, please read this excerpt from Rachel Held Evans’ blog. I feel I could have […]

Monday, July 16th, 2012

Heretical truths: more great wisdom from the X-Files

This time from the pen of Howard Gordon: Scully: “So you’re basing this theory on a folk tale.” Mulder: “It’s just another way of describing the same truths, right? I mean, all new truths begin as heresies and end as superstitions.* We fear the unknown so we reduce it to the terms most familiar to […]

Wednesday, February 15th, 2012

“We might like it, but it’s not in the Bible, so…”

This is a companion piece to another post of mine, “We might not like it, but it’s in the Bible, so…” Occasionally I see people back away from their theological hunches, or at least decide to remain agnostic about them, because try as they might they just can’t see “where the Bible teaches it.” The […]

Thursday, June 2nd, 2011

Do we need to have a Christian version of science?

As Scott Bailey points out, America’s Evangelical Christian subculture assumes that everything generated by the world at large needs a more definitive¬†Christian version. ¬†Yesterday BioLogos released a video that discusses the pitfalls of trying to have a “Christian” version of science. Another key point made in the video is how Intelligent Design advocates like Stephen […]

Thursday, April 28th, 2011

A new, definitive introduction to the Adam/evolution problem in Christian theology

If I’ve said it once, I’ve said it a thousand times: devout evangelicals will never be able to come to terms with evolution as long as they believe that it denies the existence of an historical Adam with an historical Fall. As goes creationism, so goes Christianity. Some will cling to their Christianity so tightly […]

Wednesday, February 23rd, 2011

Review: Evolutionary Creation: A Christian Approach to Evolution

Evolutionary Creation: A Christian Approach to Evolution by Denis O. Lamoureux My rating: 4 of 5 stars I have long maintained that we cannot hope for a broad acceptance of evolution among evangelicals until the heavy theological questions are acknowledged and a plausible approach to the theological quandaries evolution creates are sketched out — followed […]

Sunday, January 9th, 2011