Posts under "Theology and Science"

More (Unconvincing) Reasons Some Accept Creatio Ex Nihilo

February 1st, 2017 / 7 Comments

In a previous post, I listed three reasons some Christians think God created our universe from nothing. I was unconvinced by those reasons. Here are three more reasons some people embrace creatio ex nihilo. Although some are interesting, I also find these reasons unconvincing. Science Requires the Traditional View There are strong scientific reasons to […]

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Love Research Needs a Definition

January 27th, 2017 / 6 Comments

Research in science and religion captivates me. Adding the dimension of love to this research motivates me in powerful ways. Making sense of life requires exploring science and religion with help from philosophy. In fact, I can’t imagine answering well the big questions of life while ignoring any of the three. We wonder, “Why is […]

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A New View of Creation

January 16th, 2017 / 12 Comments

I’m writing a book that offers a new theory of initial creation. It’s a project I’ve wanted to do for some time. To help my thinking, I’m asking friends and readers to comment on the issues. So far, the comments I’ve been sent have been very helpful, and I’m incorporating them in my writing. I […]

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Biology and the Freedom to Love

November 1st, 2016 / 19 Comments

In recent decades, biology has moved to the fore of love research.  The role of evolution, the function of genes, selection pressures, and group interaction play a prominent role in contemporary biological discussions of the possibility and nature of love. 

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Miracle Quotas

October 7th, 2016 / No Comments

Guest Post by Jeff Skinner Is there a limit to the number of miracles per person? I hope not because we’re praying for yet another one! My sister-in-law, Josie, is dying for the fifth time. Her first brush with death came one Easter Sunday when she collapsed in the shower preparing for church. She had […]

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An Invitation to Co-Creation

October 5th, 2016 / No Comments

Guest Post by Noel Cooper Like most people in my field, I was drawn to be a psychologist because I wanted to help people. As I entered my training and began thinking about how my professional identity was woven into other aspects of my self, I developed an understanding of how my work as a […]

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The God of Chance

June 7th, 2016 / 1 Comment

Guest Post by Bradford McCall In his book, The Uncontrolling Love of God, Thomas Jay Oord says randomness and chance  are real occurrences in the natural environment. I agree. I find the notion of randomness and chance as operative in nature consonant with my view of a God who lures creation to higher levels of complexity through the […]

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Theo-Photo-Urban-Nature

June 3rd, 2016 / 3 Comments

A theologian. With a camera. Exploring nature. In Chicago. Those four elements introduce intriguing possibilities. I know, because I am that theologian-photographer who made photographs in Chicago. Making Photographs I say I “make” photographs. Good photography often results when a photographer works from a vision and uses a camera to portray an intriguing subject. Good […]

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