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Amid a globally tumultuous moment of history, what matters is whether our love mirrors the One we claim to follow
Those of us raised in much of America feel an immediate discomfort with the idea of submission to others
Justin L. Barrett
In giving God thanks, you renew the hope you need for the days that are yet to come
Daniel Kirk argues that what Paul says about Adam stems from his prior conviction about the saving work of Christ
Modern Western science originated within the matrix of a Christian worldview. The term “scientist” was not . . .
The Bible’s primary response to the natural world is praise; issues of creation and evolution can be addressed at many levels . . .
This author and professor weighs in on the evolution-creationist debate and its consequences
“I often feel more accepted by my non-Christian colleagues in the lab than by my fellow church members"
We must not set up our children for confusion and disillusionment when they hear the scientific story from high school science teachers
The criteria by which we measure success or encourage happiness or contemplate health care decisions—all rest on our sense of what it means to be human
Joel B. Green
To use the words of Einstein, “science without religion is lame; religion without science is blind.”
The God of Christian theology is not a God who fills in any gaps of current scientific ignorance, nor one . . .
Scot McKnight examines why many evangelicals make penal substitution the central model
We can't explain the logic of the cross, says Leanne Van Dyk, yet the church must reflect the actual reality of salvation
Is sacrifice essentially a way to deal with sin and stop God's anger? Goldingay says neither OT nor NT supports these two common assumptions
The Christus Victor model, says Marianne Meye Thompson, has at its center continuous divine action
Marianne Meye Thompson
In Latino/a theology, says García-Johnson, the cross has signified conquest, glory, liberation, and now mestizaje
James Bradley discusses flaws in Aulén’s use of historical evidence and two resulting popular myths about “Christus Victor”
An Orthodox believer played the Arab violin; a Lebanese, the qannun (zither); an Egyptian Muslim, the ‘ud (lute)
What did it mean to be “pastoral” as a leader of worship? I'm a musician! I don't want to be one of them . . .
What changes occur in parishioners on a spiritual, emotional, cognitive, and physiological level in response to worship?