NPR recently published an article about a Bible study that focused on science, highlighting that science and faith do not have to compete. The article notes the following: Science and Christianity often seem at odds in the public imagination. But some churches have made part of their mission to lessen that tension by bringing science into … More Science and Faith need not compete
In talking with young adults about the American dream, it became obvious that the faults in the American dream are more obvious to a generation that isn’t looking to pursue that same dream. The traditional American dream seems to value getting more things (prosperity) and having a better position in life (success and upward social … More the new American dream?
In pub theology the other week, we talked about the American dream: what it was, whether it was inherently exploitative, and whether it has changed. According to Wikipedia, “The American Dream is a national ethos of the United States, the set of ideals (democracy, rights, liberty, opportunity and equality) in which freedom includes the opportunity for prosperity and success, as … More Critiquing the American dream
We’ve been talking this last semester about difficult topics in the Bible, and one of the topics has been how historical certain events in the Bible are. One event that presents a challenge to our understanding of how historical the events in the Bible are is the flood. After pointing out that “a global deluge … More How historical is the resurrection?
As a pastor to graduate and professional students, I recognize that I have a vested interested in people staying graduate students. Yet, sometimes staying isn’t what’s best for someone, and I am thankful that I have been invited into conversations with students about that. To give you an idea of some of the challenges and … More Sometimes leaving is the better decision
A recent NPR article talks about the challenges that Christian colleges face with welcoming LGBT+ students while also having the official policy that the Bible does not affirm same-sex relationships. Mary Hulst, chaplain at Calvin College, explains the tension well. “It’s a place where you need to be wise,” Hulst says. “I tell them I … More Can one be non-Affirming and Loving?
A recent tweet by Tim Keller illustrates how a lot of people see evolution as being about the strong overcoming the weak. Keller asks: If we are merely the product of evolution on what basis can we object to powerful people oppressing marginalized ones? Strong>the weak — Timothy Keller (@timkellernyc) March 19, 2018 Andy Walsh, … More Evolution and Flourishing