Posts under "Theology and Science"

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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Squirrels as Spiritual Icons

March 23rd, 2016 / 1 Comment

As far as I know, no scripture or great piece of spiritual literature praises the squirrel. We find references to foxes, eagles, snakes, and locusts. Judah is a lion. Doves are harmless. Sparrows have value, even though not much. But nothing on the squirrel. It’s not that squirrels are rare. They live on every inhabitable […]

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Are Animals Made in God’s Image?

September 10th, 2015 / 5 Comments

I’ve been asked to write a chapter in a book exploring what it means to be made in God’s image. The invitation provided me the opportunity to think more deeply than I have about whether we should say nonhuman animals can express the image of God (imago dei). I’m grateful to Michael Burdett, a postdoctoral […]

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