• Jesus Creed | 9/17/2019 | Staff
    This is the next question in Rebecca McLaughlin’s new book Confronting Christianity: 12 Hard Questions for the World’s Largest Religion. Anyone who has read my posts over the years will know that my...
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  • Jesus Creed | 9/12/2019 | Staff
    I began leading a discussion class last Sunday using The New Testament You Never Knew, featuring N. T. Wright and Michael Bird. In the initial session Tom Wright comments that the New Testament is...
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  • Jesus Creed | 9/5/2019 | Staff
    After a long hiatus, I return to look at Rebecca McLaughlin’s book Confronting Christianity. Bertrand Russell (Has Religion Made Useful Contributions to Civilization? in Why I am Not a Christian),...
    717 views Firefang
  • Jesus Creed | 9/3/2019 | Staff
    Let’s start at the very beginning. A very good place to start … The next chapter in Douglas and Jonathan Moo’ recent book Creation Care: A Biblical Theology of the Natural World looks at Genesis 1...
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  • Jesus Creed | 8/29/2019 | Staff
    Tuesday’s post on creation care highlighted the need for a careful and informed approach to the bible and to biblical theology. There are not easy and straightforward answers to many of the...
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  • Jesus Creed | 8/15/2019 | Staff
    I am on vacation this week in the Minnesota north woods. My parents have had a place on a lake since I was 3 (early 1960’s) and I’ve been spending time here ever since. When I was young (i.e.
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  • Jesus Creed | 8/13/2019 | Staff
    The Bible isn’t “Green.” That is to say, it doesn’t directly address the environmental issues of our day. It does provide guidance however. Several years ago I posted on Iain Provan’s book Seriously...
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  • Jesus Creed | 8/8/2019 | Staff
    In John 18:36 Jesus responds to Pilate’s questioning “are you the king of the Jews?” saying “My kingdom is not from this world. … But as it is, my kingdom is not from here.
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  • Jesus Creed | 8/6/2019 | Staff
    In the final chapter (actually an epilogue) of The Bible in a Disenchanted Age: The Enduring Possibility of Christian Faith, Walter Moberly digs biblical literacy and a Christian privileging of the...
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  • Jesus Creed | 8/1/2019 | Staff
    The book of Revelation also known as the Apocalypse of John can be rather hard to understand. It is, after all, apocalyptic literature – a form a bit ‘interesting’ in the Old Testament prophets and...
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  • Jesus Creed | 7/30/2019 | Staff
    These posts were my first attempts at blogging. After the fact I realized that, unlike teaching in Sunday school or the college classroom, this blog’s conventions allows fewer opportunities for...
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  • Jesus Creed | 7/25/2019 | Staff
    But they deliberately forget that long ago by God’s word the heavens came into being and the earth was formed out of water and by water. By these waters also the world of that time was deluged and...
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  • Jesus Creed | 7/23/2019 | Staff
    One framework from Social Work that helps to differentiate the work of Philip from Paul is examining their respective levels of intervention, from the micro to the macro (Acts 8-28, especially 20).
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  • Jesus Creed | 7/18/2019 | Staff
    I consider that our present sufferings are not worth comparing with the glory that will be revealed in us. For the creation waits in eager expectation for the children of God to be revealed.
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  • Jesus Creed | 7/11/2019 | Staff
    Jonathan Moo and Robert White in Let Creation Rejoice: Biblical Hope and Ecological Crisis turn from the evidence for environmental crisis and global warming to a Christian response.
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  • Jesus Creed | 6/27/2019 | Staff
    When I started this series on creation care I received an e-mail questioning the wisdom of diving into the topic. For many creation care is synonymous with climate change or global warming.
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  • Jesus Creed | 6/20/2019 | Staff
    I am beginning a series of post every week or so looking at what is often called “creation care” and the biblical mandate for human interaction with the earth on which we live.
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  • Jesus Creed | 6/18/2019 | Staff
    What does the Bible teach and why should such a belief be a good thing? Throughout his book Moberly has used passages from Aeneid 1 and Daniel 7 as case studies to discuss the privileging of the...
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  • Jesus Creed | 6/13/2019 | Staff
    Climate change is an issue that is not going to go away. It is also not an issue where ideology or worldview will ultimately play any significant role. Either humans are impacting the climate or we...
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  • Jesus Creed | 6/6/2019 | Staff
    Most readers of this blog live in societies that try (not always successfully) to foster freedom of religion. The governments don’t require any specific set of religious beliefs or practices.
    523 views iloveangie02
  • Jesus Creed | 6/4/2019 | Staff
    What comes first, the church or the bible? In many respects this is a chicken or egg question. It isn’t really possible to separate the two. We have the bible through the church and we privilege the...
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  • Jesus Creed | 5/30/2019 | Staff
    Several years ago I posted on a short book by Josh Reeves and Steve Donaldson: A Little Book for New Scientists: Why and How to Study Science. One chapter in this book deals with humility and … The...
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  • Jesus Creed | 5/28/2019 | Staff
    Doesn’t Christianity crush diversity? Isn’t it another example of Western imperialism? Rebecca - McLaughlin - Confronting - Christianity - Questions Rebecca McLaughlin, Confronting Christianity: 12...
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  • Jesus Creed | 5/23/2019 | Staff
    I am reading through Walter Moberly’s recent book, The Bible in a Disenchanted Age: The Enduring Possibility of Christian Faith. Chapter 3 presents the bulk of his argument for the Bible as a...
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  • Jesus Creed | 5/21/2019 | Staff
    It is all over the news – well occasionally anyway. Religion is in a decline with a significant increase in the number of people claiming no religion. The change is particularly significant among...
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  • Jesus Creed | 5/16/2019 | Staff
    Walter Moberly, The Bible in a Disenchanted Age, proposes three approaches to reading the Bible. As Christians we read the Bible through eyes of faith, to know God.
    253 views red815
  • Jesus Creed | 5/14/2019 | Staff
    The Bible is the central document of the Christian faith. It is, we believe, more than just another ancient text. It is more than a human record of the past. It is also less than perfectly clear.
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  • Jesus Creed | 5/9/2019 | Staff
    There is a new resource from BioLogos – a series of podcasts providing the opportunity for longer conversations on a range of issue. You can find them on the BioLogos site here and/or subscribe...
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  • Jesus Creed | 5/7/2019 | Staff
    I recently picked up a book by R. W. L. Moberly The Bible in a Disenchanted Age, relatively new – published early 2018. Marianne Meye Thompson writes in her blurb for the book: In this gem of a...
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  • Jesus Creed | 5/2/2019 | Staff
    In the final chapter of his book Early Christian Readings of Genesis One: Patristic Exegesis and Literal Interpretation Craig Allert returns to Basil and his discourses on the days of creation.
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  • Jesus Creed | 4/30/2019 | Staff
    Daniel Harrell wraps up his book, Nature’s Witness: How Evolution Can Inspire Faith, with a reflection and a perspective that I don’t think we consider seriously enough.
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  • Jesus Creed | 4/23/2019 | Staff
    Just after Easter, this is well worth considering: … But for me the solution lies at least one step, if not two back from what you said, because there is a certain point at which I can hear myself...
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  • Jesus Creed | 4/16/2019 | Staff
    Chapter five of Daniel Harrell’s book, Nature’s Witness: How Evolution Can Inspire Faith, begins with a joke (p. 69): A scientist tells God that he’s figured out how to create life from the dust of...
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  • Jesus Creed | 4/11/2019 | Staff
    The next few chapters of Daniel Harrell’s book, Nature’s Witness: How Evolution Can Inspire Faith, looks at the theological questions raised by the possibility of evolutionary creation. Providence.
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  • Jesus Creed | 4/9/2019 | Staff
    One of my all-time favorite books exploring the relationship between science and Christian faith was written by a pastor… a pastor in a university community, committed to taking science and faith...
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  • Jesus Creed | 4/4/2019 | Staff
    The next segment of the conversation between Heidi Lene Maibom and N. T. Wright raises a question worth a little consideration. Still engaged with the question “What is wrong with the world?”, Prof.
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  • Jesus Creed | 4/2/2019 | Staff
    Rodin’s The Thinker (originally The Poet) was part of a large commission begun in 1880 for a doorway surround called The Gates of Hell. According to the Rodin Museum, “he represented Dante, author...
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  • Jesus Creed | 3/28/2019 | Staff
    Craig Allert in Early Christian Readings of Genesis One, makes reference in passing to a comment by Basil of Caesarea (ca. 329-379 AD) regarding the purpose of creation.
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  • Jesus Creed | 3/26/2019 | Staff
    Human identity is one of the big questions – and the second question posed to Prof. Heidi Maibom (Philosophy, University of Cincinnati) and Prof. N. T. Wright (Theology and New Testament Studies,...
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  • Jesus Creed | 3/21/2019 | Staff
    I am leading a discussion class at our church using a Veritas Forum dialogue at the University of Cincinnati between N.T. Wright and Philosophy professor Heidi Maibom.
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  • Jesus Creed | 3/19/2019 | Staff
    In Chapter 6 of Early Christian Readings of Genesis One Craig Allert turns to readings of the days of Genesis in the early Church Fathers. He looks at three writers, Theophilus of Antioch (ca.
    395 views Les7799
  • Jesus Creed | 3/14/2019 | Staff
    Quite a number of years ago David Wilkerson published an excellent article in Christianity Today: Bigger Than We Think. The archived article is only available with a subscription, but we can...
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  • Jesus Creed | 3/7/2019 | Staff
    One of the most interesting insights is the nothing new under the sun phenomenon, at least when it comes to human nature. We’ve been working through Craig Allert’s new book Early Christian Readings...
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  • Jesus Creed | 3/5/2019 | Staff
    In Chapter 5 of Understanding Scientific Theories of Origins John Walton argued at length that in the opening chapter of Genesis God is ordering the cosmos and creating sacred space.
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  • Jesus Creed | 2/28/2019 | Staff
    Consider Genesis 1. In the beginning when God created the heavens and the earth, the earth was a formless void and darkness covered the face of the deep, while the spirit of God swept over the face...
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  • Jesus Creed | 2/26/2019 | Staff
    Craig Allert is leading us through a careful consideration of the early church fathers and their interpretation of Genesis One. The most important guidelines are to (1) read the writings in their...
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