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August 2010

The Problem with Literalism: Introduction

The Problem with Literalism: Introduction

As the logic goes, once you start down the road of not taking the Bible literally, there is no telling where that road will end.
August 31, 2010 
By Pete Enns 
Biblical Interpretation 
89
 
The Agency Assumption: Why Do We Look for Intelligence in the Unknown?

The Agency Assumption: Why Do We Look for Intelligence in the Unknown?

It’s difficult to describe, but something irregular in the audio signal got me thinking that the noise was being generated by a critter! Once I made the mental connection to deliberate conscious activity, I easily imagined that a rat was chewing a hole in something.
August 30, 2010 
By Gordon J. Glover 
Design 
42
 
Thoughts on Unity and Integrity

Thoughts on Unity and Integrity

As believers we don’t have uniformity in all opinions and convictions. But the unity we share is founded in a love that supersedes mere kindness—the costly love of the Son who gave up his life for his friends.
August 29, 2010 
By Kathryn Applegate 
Christian Unity 
10
 
Timaeus’ Parable

Timaeus’ Parable

Now suppose that a number of people from this area travel to the coast. While there, they encounter some learned men who say that the earth is not flat but curved...
August 28, 2010 
 
Christian Unity 
44
 
Darwin and Dr. Mohler: The Truth Comes Out

Darwin and Dr. Mohler: The Truth Comes Out

Our mission here at BioLogos is to seek God’s truth as best we can, a humbling enterprise. I imagine that you would say the same thing about your seminary.
August 26, 2010 
By Karl Giberson 
Christian Unity 
186
 
Darwin: The Father of Modern Racism?

Darwin: The Father of Modern Racism?

Alexander notes that while the biological theory of evolution is not itself an ideology, it has been used for ideological purposes since 1859 to defend everything from eugenics to capitalism to racism to atheism.
August 25, 2010 
By Denis Alexander 
Science & Worldviews 
92
 
Understanding the Humanity of Jesus

Understanding the Humanity of Jesus

The first question for Wright is, "What do you think is the biggest misunderstanding that western 21st century evangelicals have about Jesus, and how does it stunt their understanding and witness?"
August 24, 2010 
By N.T. Wright 
Christ & New Creation 
49
 
On Being Able to Stand up Straight Again

On Being Able to Stand up Straight Again

The story of Jesus’ experience in the synagogue is not only about a woman stooped over in pain for 18 years and bound up longing to be free. Luke wants us to notice that it is also the story of God’s people unnecessarily carrying the heavy load of legalism.
August 23, 2010 
By Darrel Falk 
Christian Unity 
161
 
Lesson from an Empty Kansas Road

Lesson from an Empty Kansas Road

Once in a while, especially on a day like today, perhaps we can drop our lives into a lower gear, pull off to the side of the road if only for a few moments, and truly meditate on this world we live in and what really means.
August 22, 2010 
By Stephen Mapes 
Worship & Arts 
5
 
A. D. White’s “Warfare Between Science and Theology,” Pt. 3

A. D. White’s “Warfare Between Science and Theology,” Pt. 3

The historical picture is complex, and Western history has certainly witnessed much argument that involves science and religion. But warfare is simply not the best metaphor to capture that history.
August 20, 2010 
By Mark Noll 
Christianity & Science - Then and Now 
19
 
Self-Assembly of the Bacterial Flagellum: No Intelligence Required

Self-Assembly of the Bacterial Flagellum: No Intelligence Required

Despite the strong appearance of special design, most scientists, myself included, believe the evidence points to a gradual development for the bacterial flagellum.
August 19, 2010 
By Kathryn Applegate 
Design 
78
 
Calvin and Wesley: Making Peace with Competing Approaches

Calvin and Wesley: Making Peace with Competing Approaches

In this video Conversation, Joel Hunter notes the inherent strengths of both Calvinist and Wesleyan faith traditions. In fact, he points out that what are often cast as “competing” approaches really are complementary rather than at odds with one another.
August 18, 2010 
By Joel Hunter 
Christian Unity 
13
 
What Does “Image of God” Mean? Part 4

What Does “Image of God” Mean? Part 4

So, what does it mean for Christians to be image bearers of God?
August 17, 2010 
By Pete Enns 
Image of God 
21
 
Would You Like Fries With That Theory? Part Five

Would You Like Fries With That Theory? Part Five

Generally accepted scientific ideas are those that have achieved a wide currency by successfully persuading everyone that they are very likely true. Such persuasion takes several forms.
August 16, 2010 
By Karl Giberson 
Science & Worldviews 
61
 
The Place Where I Belong

The Place Where I Belong

All these people were still living by faith when they died. They did not receive the things promised; they only saw them and welcomed them from a distance.
August 15, 2010 
 
Christ & New Creation 
2
 
Is There a Historical Adam?

Is There a Historical Adam?

In my previous post, I indicated that there is a lot of figurative language in Genesis 1. The same may be said for Genesis 2, the second creation account in which there is a focus on Adam and Eve.
August 14, 2010 
By Tremper Longman 
Adam, the Fall, and Sin 
267
 
A. D. White’s “Warfare Between Science and Theology,” Pt. 2

A. D. White’s “Warfare Between Science and Theology,” Pt. 2

A stunning array of solidly grounded reasons indicates why White was simply wrong in how he told his story.
August 13, 2010 
By Mark Noll 
Christianity & Science - Then and Now 
8
 
Pastors Dealing With Controversy

Pastors Dealing With Controversy

In this video Conversation, Joel Hunter offers his thoughts on the challenges of preaching on controversial topics and offers advice to pastors who consider introducing these complicated discussions into their own congregations.
August 11, 2010 
By Joel Hunter 
Pastoral Voices 
3
 
“I am the Lord of the Dance,” said He

“I am the Lord of the Dance,” said He

There are many Christians who are wondering why we would co-sponsor a meeting in which a significant percentage of the speakers think so differently than we do about science and about its relationship to Scripture.
August 10, 2010 
By Darrel Falk 
Christian Unity 
28
 
What Does “Image of God” Mean? Part 3

What Does “Image of God” Mean? Part 3

One of the portraits the New Testament paints of Jesus is that of ultimate image-bearer of God. Jesus fully reflects God’s image; he is the true representative of God in his creation.
August 09, 2010 
By Pete Enns 
Image of God 
44
 
Meditation on Light

Meditation on Light

I became a scientist because over and over, when I was a child, a teenager, and a college student, I experienced the sheer delight that comes with understanding the amazing physical mechanisms that are at work in our universe.
August 08, 2010 
By Catherine Crouch 
Science as Christian Calling 
18
 
A. D. White’s “Warfare Between Science and Theology,” Pt. 1

A. D. White’s “Warfare Between Science and Theology,” Pt. 1

White’s reconstruction of the past was fundamentally mistaken, and his metaphor of warfare grossly oversimplified the actual relationship between Science and Dogmatic Theology.
August 07, 2010 
By Mark Noll 
Christianity & Science - Then and Now 
14
 
On the Creation Account

On the Creation Account

To understand and apply Genesis 1 correctly, we have to consider issues of genre and intention. Too often these chapters are read as if they present a purely straightforward historical and even scientific account of cosmic and human origins.
August 06, 2010 
By Tremper Longman 
Creation & Origins 
18
 
No Slippery Slopes

No Slippery Slopes

In this video Conversation, Joel Hunter addresses the “slippery slope” argument supported by many evangelicals and suggests that not only is this perspective flawed, but it also may prevent believers from appreciating the fullness of God’s creation.
August 04, 2010 
By Joel Hunter 
Biblical Authority 
13
 
What Does “Image of God” Mean? Part 2

What Does “Image of God” Mean? Part 2

This psalm is a great summary of what "image of God" means. There is nothing in all of creation that has a higher status than humanity.
August 03, 2010 
By Pete Enns 
Image of God 
32
 
Would You Like Fries With That Theory? Part Four

Would You Like Fries With That Theory? Part Four

The great revolutionaries in science almost always begin as honest toilers working diligently within the status quo.
August 02, 2010 
By Karl Giberson 
Christianity & Science - Then and Now 
89
 
You Are the Sun

You Are the Sun

As a scientist, I find this song particularly compelling because not only is the science on which the song draws completely accurate, but the scientific understanding of the nature of the physical sun and moon is critical to how Groves plays out the metaphor.
August 01, 2010 
By Catherine Crouch 
Christ & New Creation 
1