Tony Jones talks about the new Missional Leadership degree at Rochester.



Memorial Day Prayer

My prayer on Memorial Day 2010.  In a way I wish we didn’t have to celebrate this day.  It is a day on which we remember those who died in service to their Country and I wonder if we, as followers of Christ, should die in service to our country?  I wonder if we should, instead, serve our King and be willing to give our lives for Him?

In any case, here is a prayer that I picked off the Jesus Creed blog.

“Almighty God, kindle, we pray, in every heart the true love of peace, and guide with your wisdom those who take counsel for the nations of the earth, that in tranquillity your dominion may increase until the earth is filled with the knowledge of your love; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.

Lord God Almighty, you have made all the peoples of the earth for your glory, to serve you in freedom and in peace: Give to the people of our country a zeal for justice and the strength of forbearance, that we may use our liberty in accordance with your gracious will; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.”

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Good article about why Christian students do not go into the sciences.  Once again I am amazed at the worldviews that we in the Evangelical community hold onto.  Why are we failing to do the hard work of integrating science and Christian faith?  They can be integrated!

Science and the Evangelical Mission in America, Part 1 | The BioLogos Forum.

Check it out and let me know what you think?

Great post about the use of psuedo-science to argue against evolution.  We’ve got to do better than this.  There are far better arguments against evolution than arguing there are dinosaurs in the Bible.

Tiny Tails Wagging Gigantic Dogs | The BioLogos Forum.

Take a read and let me know what you think.

My latest interest is in the dialogue between science and faith – Christian faith in particular.  I’m currently reading Dallas Willard’s latest – Knowing Christ Today – Why We Can Trust Spiritual Knowledge.  Dr. Willard is a great writer and I am learning a lot.  I’ve had to read some chapters a couple of times to get a deep understanding.  Why is it that we can trust our spiritual knowledge?  Why is it any less valid than scientific knowledge?

I wonder how he will deal with the question of trusting biblical knowledge?  I wonder how you explain and/or reconcile Biblical creation with the Big Bang?  Our church just watched a Ken Hamm video that claimed there were dinosaurs in the Bible.  I don’t believe it – the arguments are weak, but I’m still anxious to get to the questions of Biblical inerrancy.  Was there really a flood? Was the Earth created in 6 days?  Were Adam & Eve the first people?

As always – I am interested in other perspectives.