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Does Evolution of the Species Defeat Christian Belief?

In this 45th essay in our series on “Is Christianity True?” I want to address the most popular “scientific” objection to Christianity. It is based on an inference from the theory of biological evolution.   1,420 more words

Apologetics

On the need for a theological response to anti-vaxxers

California just became the third state (behind West Virginia and Mississippi, to boot) to eliminate both personal and religious exemptions for childhood vaccinations in light of the  recent Disneyland measles outbreak. 684 more words

Medical Ethics

The Cross at the Center

1 So if there is any encouragement in Christ, any comfort from love, any participation in the Spirit, any affection and sympathy, 2 complete my joy by being of the same mind, having the same love, being in full accord and of one mind. 3,548 more words

How to Pray for the Nation and its Leaders

This week Americans will celebrate Independence Day. The number of politicians who have announced their candidacy for President of the United States continues to grow. The Fourth of July offers us the opportunity to reflect on the history, values, and meaning of the United States. 303 more words

Christian Theology

The Pastor as Shepherd

This was origionally posted at For The Church.

The imagery of shepherd is intimately tied to pastoral ministry. In fact, some would argue that the metaphor of shepherding is the primary picture from which we should develop our understanding of pastoral leadership (See Tim Laniak’s… 693 more words

Religion

Criticism of Sam Harris' View of Free Will

1) Kills introspection & self-reflection ***
2) Only deduction, not induction. It kills induction or de-prioritizes it as way to attain knowledge of ourselves and the world *** 357 more words

Christianity

Infinite God and Finite Me

I don’t fully understand the inner workings of a computer. However, I am still using one to write this article. I don’t fully understand God either. 703 more words