pro evolution young earther

Dr. Todd Wood, a young earth creationist on the scientific credibility of evolutionary theory.  I respectfully (and at the same time resolutely) disagree with his theology and biblical interpretive stance, but I hugely appreciate his scientific honesty. “Evolution is not a theory in crisis. It is not teetering on the verge of collapse. It has… Continue reading pro evolution young earther

good killing?

Very few people would say that killing humans is categorically wrong (all times, places & circumstances).  Most would have general ideas about extenuating – and tragic – circumstances which justify it.  So, a kind of moral calculus is almost always at work where the weight of the consequences of killing is contrasted with the weight… Continue reading good killing?

reading

Proverbs 22:7 – “The rich rules over the poor, and the borrower is the slave of the lender.” A friend recently (and wisely) observed that this is unfortunately ‘heard’/’taken’ as a command rather than as a lamentation.  Which made me think about how much interpretation we can do even with simple sentences.  The above verse… Continue reading reading

freedom

I’m really appreciating how significant the theme of freedom is in the Bible. Freedom is opposed to compulsion, captivity or slavery. Utterly free of compulsion, God freely acts to create and sustain a free creation, particularly free and dangerous human beings, which constantly, continually and consistently become enslaved, manipulated, captive or otherwise enslaved to and… Continue reading freedom