Daniel Harrell

Daniel Harrell is the Senior Minister of Colonial Church in Edina, Minnesota. He is the author of the books Nature’s Witness: How Evolution Can Inspire Faith, How To Be Perfect: One Church’s Experiment with Living the Book of Leviticus, and the forthcoming Wisdom of the Saints (And Near Saints): Christian Inspiration from A-Z. He also teaches theology at Bethel Seminary in St. Paul.

  • A True Read on Reality, Part 2

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    A True Read on Reality, Part 2 | Daniel Harrell

    If God has nothing to do with actual life as we live it, then ethics function solely on the basis of utility instead of principle. Read More >

    Basics PART 2 of 2
  • A True Read on Reality

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    A True Read on Reality | Daniel Harrell

    Suddenly the question before me, as both a pastor and a psychologist, was what we meant by “mind” or “soul” if those notions were now understood mostly as ma... Read More >

    Basics PART 1 of 2
  • God’s Extravagant Love in Creation

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    God’s Extravagant Love in Creation | Daniel Harrell

    Through the lens of Christ, we can see the entire creation as an expression of God’s sacrificial nature—a cross-shaped character permeating the whole universe. Read More >

    Going Deeper
  • Daniel Harrell on Embracing Truth

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    Daniel Harrell on Embracing Truth | Daniel Harrell

    Harrell affirms that science is not the only way to pursue truth. Rather, truth happens in a variety of different ways and each one ultimately leads to an understanding of God. &... Read More >

    Basics
  • Adam and Eve: Literal or Literary?

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    Adam and Eve: Literal or Literary? | Daniel Harrell

    Evolution and faith discussions quickly polarize on Adam and Eve: do we understand the Bible’s first couple as literal people or literary figures? Read More >

    Basics
  • Reading Nature and Reading Scripture

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    Reading Nature and Reading Scripture | Daniel Harrell

    As interpretive human endeavors, science (which interprets nature) and theology (which interprets Scripture) are unavoidably limited and prone to error. Read More >

    Going Deeper