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The Risks of Love and Life’s Big Questions

May 7th, 2015 / 9 Comments

A few weeks ago, I was asked to give a public lecture on a complex set of subjects: evolution, evil, and Christian theology. As I prepared for my address, I thought about the importance of seeking plausible answers to life’s biggest questions. And I pondered the risks involved. Northwest Nazarene University’s science and religion club […]

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NNU Students Go the Extra Mile

May 1st, 2015 / 2 Comments

My spring semester undergraduate class at NNU explored the topic of love. We looked the theology, philosophy, science, and practice of love.  And I challenged them to love extravagantly! In addition to reading, lectures, films, and other class material, I challenged my Love Class students with a special project. I asked them to go the […]

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Key Themes in Renovating Holiness

March 17th, 2015 / No Comments

I am so encouraged by the conversations the new Renovating Holiness book is sparking! Discussion groups, pastors’ retreats, online communities, Sunday school classes, reprints in periodicals, and more are fueling this interest in embracing holiness anew. The Renovating Holiness book brought together 100+ Millennial and Xer leaders in the Church of the Nazarene. The nearly […]

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My New Photography Book

March 12th, 2015 / No Comments

I’m excited to announce that my nature photography book, Through Both Creations Shine, is now available! This is a project many have pushed me to pursue, and it’s gratifying to see it come to fruition. I’m really happy with the result. The title of my book, Through Both Creations Shine, will puzzle most who encounter […]

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Books I’ve Been Reading

January 30th, 2015 / 1 Comment

It’s hard to overestimate the formative power of books! And I’ve been reading some excellent ones lately. I typically post a list of about ten books I’m reading every six months or so. But I missed my last installment. So I’m offering a double portion this time. Some of the books I have been reading […]

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Polkinghorne’s Open and Relational Path

January 16th, 2015 / No Comments

I’ve been thinking about the various paths Christians take to embracing open and relational theology. John Polkinghorne is among those for whom science led to open and relational themes. For Polkinghorne and many other science and religion scholars, it makes sense to say an open and relational God creates an open and relational universe. My […]

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