Posts under "Theology and Science"

Must Adam Be a Historical Person?

June 22nd, 2015 / 13 Comments

In his new book, Saving the Original Sinner, Karl Giberson looks at how Christians have understood the Bible’s first humans. The range of understandings may surprise many readers. What the range means for Christians today might be even more surprising. Many Evangelical and Fundamentalist Christians worry that without a historical Adam and Eve, the Christian […]

Read More

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 […]

Read More

Does it Make Sense to Believe in Miracles?

December 5th, 2014 / 29 Comments

In the final chapter of my current book on providence, I address the issue of miracles. This book project is funded as part of a larger grant I received to explore what it means to believe God acts providentially in a world of randomness. Much of my discussion in this last chapter revolves around various […]

Read More

Pannenberg Dies; An Interview

September 8th, 2014 / 3 Comments

One of the most influential theologians in the latter half of the 20th century, Wolfhart Pannenberg, has died. I sat down with Pannenberg a decade or so ago to talk about his life and thought. For the first time in print, here's my full-length interview with him.

Read More

God and the Laws of Nature

April 3rd, 2014 / 8 Comments

Theologians and philosophers are especially interested in the fundamental nature of law-like regularity in our world. I’ve been thinking lately about how we might best think of God’s relationship to these so-called “laws of nature.”

Read More