Posts Tagged ‘evolution’

The Rebirth of Awesome

The Rebirth of Awesome
Stephen Hawking recently told us that God didn’t create the universe; gravity did. Hawking said that the existence of life necessitates conditions under which life can evolve (we’ll sidestep the tautology of this argument for now). We shouldn’t be so surprised that we’re here and we’re not...
September 28th, 2010 | Featured, Spirit in the Material World | Read More

Evolving in Monkey Town

Evolving in Monkey Town
I don’t remember how I got to Rachel Held Evans’ blog, but once I got there, I was hooked.  I connected immediately to Rachel’s provocative, yet disarming manner of taking on certain traditional statements, stances, or interpretations of evangelicalism.  Asking questions of her readers...
August 3rd, 2010 | Books, Featured, The Purpose-Driven Centrist | Read More

Protestant Planks – A Lesson in Grace

Protestant Planks  – A Lesson in Grace
Two headlines weave through my mind as I consider what our current evangelical quandary means for the larger scope of Christianity. “Knapp comes out” and “Waltke resigns.”  While the Catholic Church is embroiled in one of the most scandalous and damaging seasons in my life, we Protestants have...
May 27th, 2010 | Featured, Social Justice | Read More

Talking Past Each Other

Talking Past Each Other
A few days ago the Writers Collective ran a short, provocative essay by Dylan Peterson about “Inherit the Wind”, Stanley Kramer’s 1960 movie about the Scopes “Monkey” Trial, and the never-ending kerfuffle between evolution and creationism. Dylan, a writer I admire and count...
April 23rd, 2010 | Essays, Featured | Read More

God and His Mama

God and His Mama
I have this theory about God. Unlike the theories of evolution, mine lacks any scientific proof whatsoever. I tell you that because if you’re the type of person who needs hard facts or empirical evidence, or simply a text message, well, honey, I got none of that. What I do have is a gut feeling. Before...
December 23rd, 2009 | Essays, Featured | Read More

Or Is He?

Or Is He?
A couple days ago I finished reading a very good book, “The Language of God,” by Francis C. Collins, the longtime head of the Human Genome Project and, by the way, an evangelical Christian. At one point in the book, Collins cites a 2004 Gallup poll which asked the following question: “Which...
November 27th, 2009 | Essays, Featured | Read More