Posts under "Theology and Science"
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 […]Read More
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 […]Read More
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 […]Read More
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 […]Read More
The well-being of the world depends, in part, upon our decisions to promote overall well-being. That’s just a fancy way of saying: we need to love! Many people know that love, altruism, and compassion plays central roles for making sense of life and living life well. For centuries, various religious traditions and philosophers have recognized this. […]Read More
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 […]Read More
The way we interpret the Bible makes a difference. I’ve been reflecting on my past biblical interpretation in light of environmental concerns and animal care. One of the best loved verses of Scripture — and one I and many Christians memorized at an early age — is John 3:16. Here is the version I learned […]Read More