The Evolution of Adam: What the Bible Does and Doesn’t Say about Human Origins, by Peter Enns. On the basis of what is known about Genesis, its origins and its subsequent interpretation, Enns argues in this sensitive and highly readable book that modern evolutionary science can coexist with the scriptural account of creation in Christian understanding.
At a conference on theology and politics at Wheaton College earlier this month, a speaker described a world run by economic elites who pursue their own interests. These elites dominate both political parties in the United States, he noted.
In the question-and-answer period, a student at the evangelical college asked what then should be done, given such an oppressive system. The speaker advised the student not to put much hope in electoral politics.
A Faith Not Worth Fighting For
Addressing Commonly Asked Questions about Christian Nonviolence
Edited by Tripp York and Justin Bronson Barringer
Making Peace with the Land
God’s Call to Reconcile with Creation
by Fred Bahnson and Norman Wirzba
Speaking of Dying
Recovering the Church’s Voice in the Face of Death
by Fred Craddock, Dale Goldsmith and Joy V. Goldsmith
The Limits of Hospitality
by Jessica Wrobleski
If These Walls Could Talk
Community Muralism and the Beauty of Justice
by Maureen O’Connell
Option for the Poor and for the Earth
Catholic Social Teaching
by Donal Dorr
An Interdisciplinary Dialogue with Two Gospel Parables on Law, Crime, and Restorative Justice
by Christopher D. Marshall
Ethics in the Presence of Christ
by Christopher R. J. Holmes
Shows about Nothing
Nihilism in Popular Culture
by Thomas S. Hibbs
The Morally Divided Body
Ethical Disagreement and the Disunity of the Church
A Faith Not Worth Fighting For: Addressing Commonly Asked Questions about Christian Nonviolence, edited by Tripp York and Justin Bronson Barringer. Many people assume that Christian pacifists lack good or even coherent answers to hard questions: Shouldn’t you protect the innocent? Wouldn’t you fight for your loved ones? What about war in the Old Testament?
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A group of paleontologists capped off a conference by visiting the Creation Museum in Kentucky. The museum’s mission is to “bring the pages of the Bible to life.” Some of the paleontologists present were Christians who were more saddened by what they saw than humored. “I think it’s very bad science and even worse theology—and the theology is far more offensive to me,” said Lisa Park, a Presbyterian who teaches at the University of Akron. She was particularly saddened by one exhibit that blamed wars, famine and natural disasters on belief in evolution. Daryl Domning, professor at Howard University said: “This bothers me as a scientist and as a Christian, because it’s just as much a distortion and misrepresentation of Christianity as it is of science” (AFP).