From my understanding of Scripture, I can discern at least the following seven levels of Christian life. They signal – and invite us into – a rich, holistic way of life. A way of life that seems to apply at all times and in all places. After seven short statements sketching these seven levels, I… Continue reading holistic christianity
Let me open with an if/then statement. If Christianity is anything more than B.I.B.L.E. (Basic Instructions Before Leaving Earth), and I heartily believe it is, then it necessarily has to do with how the wholeness of life is played out in the here and now. This means Christianity necessarily has a political component to it. … Continue reading political Christianity
With Damian of damian.peterson.net.nz and Ian of authorofconfusion.wordpress.com :)
Have you ever thought about what it means to say that you own something?
Jonathan Robinson discusses science and biblical interpretation here. Ryan Browning responds to young-earth views here.
What Genesis 1-3 is not: a play-by-play, atom-by-atom historical and scientific account of creation. The author/community which produced the text clearly had other things in mind than producing such a thing.* This is widely accepted by people who should know: scholars in fields relevant to Genesis 1-3 (biblical scholars, ancient near east religion scholars, hebrew… Continue reading on reading genesis 1-3
Mark your calendars and register! TANSA (Theology and the Natural Sciences Aotearoa) presents: The Theological Meaning of Evolution Conference to celebrate and interact with Darwin. Thursday June 25th at 7pm to Saturday June 27th at 6pm Key Note Speaker: Dr. Christopher Southgate, author of The Groaning of Creation University of Exeter Local Speakers: Assoc. Prof. Ruth… Continue reading evolution conference: june 25-27
omni (all) + potent (powerful) All red herrings about making rocks too heavy to lift or making a 5-sided triangle aside, the notion of God’s omnipotence at least implies that God has the potential to do literally anything.
Over at xenos theology, Jonathan Robinson draws out attention to: 5 ebooks on evolution and Christian belief – summing up 2 years of blogging/commenting at this blog (see links to ebooks on right side-bar). and… this book review of this book: The Bible, Rocks and Time: Geological Evidence for the Age of the Earth by… Continue reading books on evolution and earth age
The problem with questions like is God “real?” or does God “exist“? is that the most basic understanding of God (let’s assume monotheistic belief for the moment) is that the sum total of existing reality (the Bible says ‘all things’) was created (caused, desired, effected, brought about) by Him. If this stretches the mind (not… Continue reading god and reality