From Babel to Understanding
We feel that the long-term efforts by ForumC to bring these different factions together are beginning to bear fruit. Where the atmosphere at the first conference was at times tense, this second conference was perceived by all those present as more relaxed and open. The willingness to concede past? errors and the problems involved in the respective positions taken was one clear sign of this.
Series: Fundamentalists, Modernists, and Evolution (3 entries)
Faith after Literalism: An Interview with Michael Gungor
Origins News Roundup for August 6, 2014
What Do the Arts Have to Do with Evangelism?
Series: Excerpts from “Evolving: Evangelicals Reflect on Evolution” (13 entries)
Breaking Down False Dichotomies in Dayton
No Place Like Home: An interview with ECF grantee Seung-Hwan Kim
Not So Dry Bones: An interview with Mary Schweitzer
Series: Belief in God in a World Explained by Science (3 entries)
Origins News Roundup for July 9, 2014
Series: Seeing God in Everyday Work (2 entries)
From Cosmos to Psyche: The 2014 ASA/CSCA/CiS Annual Meeting
We are interactive human beings with a capability and a need to connect with others. Those connections can be through electronic or written means but nothing can replace the need for direct personal engagement. Our annual meetings continue to provide that interaction in an environment of open discussion and often vigorous debates.
The Creator’s Canvas: How should Christian science teachers approach controversial issues?
Creation for Kids
Children’s books are more than stories. They can become familiar narratives children listen to over and over. So it’s worth asking - Are the books we’re reading doing a good job of portraying God and His Creation?
Religion, Science, and Society
Conflicts occur when people argue one worldview against another. They may be arguing Atheism versus Monotheism, then pull out science as a weapon saying, "science proves I'm right because of this or that..." In my view, science is rather more limited than this. Science has a lot of interesting resonances with the big questions, and can inform them, but I don’t believe it can answer them.
Zoom In, Slow Down: “Replaying” Evolution and the Fall
Zoom in; slow down. These are relevant principles for the conversation between Christian faith and evolution, too, particularly around thorny issues related to human origins and the Fall.
The Strange Tension Between Theology and Science
The problem comes when materialism, claiming the authority of science, denies the possibility of all other types of knowledge — reducing human beings to a bag of chemicals and all their hopes and loves to the firing of neurons. Or when religion exceeds its bounds and declares the Earth to be 6,000 years old. In both cases, the besetting sin is the same: the arrogant exclusive claim to know reality.
An Impossible World
What if political, social, religious, and scientific groups the world over adopted [a gracious] approach to dialogue and their own desires? What if we didn’t have to be snide and aggressive to get our point across and to elicit cheering (or jeering) from our respective constituencies?