Norman Wirzba views theology and ecology through 1 John 4:8, "Whoever does not love does not know God."
Faith is formed in us by the Spirit and the life of the church. It renews our elemental confidence and creates our disposition toward the world.
People do not float through life in the bubble that is their skin. We are grounded, dependent beings that live through the lives and deaths of others.
Modern cosmology indicates that the universe cannot have been created without any constraints. So where do we find the elusive nihilo?
Ian McFarland's book on the doctrine of creation is a book about nothing. It has a lot to say about it.
What is it called when we complete a sermon, art, poetry, song or writing, and there is a bit of our soul that takes form and shape? Wisdom takes on paint. Beauty becomes clothed in letters. Depths of emotion become suffused in photos. When something ephemeral inside of us takes on a concrete quality that can be shared. When our art lives on after we have departed. What is it called?
We don’t know which experiences specify our humanity. But the Abrahamic faiths agree that we are made of dust and ashes, a bit of clay or a mere clot.
I'm always happy to see MSM articles that challenge assumptions about conservative evangelicals, the religious community in which I grew up. Particularly when they aren't just about electoral politics. This post by David Wheeler highlights a group a lot of people probably haven't considered: evangelical homeschoolers whose reasons for opting out of the school system have nothing to do with objecting to the teaching of evolution.
Why does antiscience sentiment gain such traction in America? Conservatives deserve some blame, but so does the scientific community.