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Here’s a Thought::at least my thought

Here’s a thought—at least my thought: For a while now [getting on for twenty years] the 'Missional Movement' has encouraged local churches to 'reach out'--in 'whatever-which-way'--often heralding the mantra of 'belonging before believing'. Of course Christ followers get it. Who would not want those who don't know Christ to remain outside the influence of the… Continue reading Here’s a Thought::at least my thought

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Beyond the Dome of Eden: a Part Review of Stephen H. Webb’s Theodicy

This article is a (part) review of the (2010) work of Dr.Stephen H. Webb . In his book entitled, ‘The Dome of Eden ( A New Solution to the problem of Creation and Evolution) Webb, whilst majoring on a particular interpretation of the Genesis creation accounts, nevertheless offers something of an apologetic for the goodness… Continue reading Beyond the Dome of Eden: a Part Review of Stephen H. Webb’s Theodicy

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He Walks The Dark Hils

Our world is the best of possible worlds. In order for there to be creatures like us, there could not have been another option. This world is the best possible world and God is GOOD.  For God so loved the world that he made possible the existence of creatures such as us—made in the image… Continue reading He Walks The Dark Hils

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Finding our Place in the World: Belonging, Limits, and Abundance — Science and Belief

What is our place in the world? In his seminar at the Faraday Institute last month, Dr Jonathan Moo described the current movement towards ecomodernism, which involves a separation from nature. If you want to understand this trend in more depth you can listen to the recording of Jonathan’s talk. In this post I will […]… Continue reading Finding our Place in the World: Belonging, Limits, and Abundance — Science and Belief

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The Fall: Eden & Beyond

  The book of Genesis (2:17) refers not only to the tree of life but also to the ‘tree of the knowledge of good and evil’[1]. It was the fruit from this tree that was prohibited.  It seems to me, therefore, that ‘Good and Evil’ were not new phenomena—arriving in the garden of Eden as… Continue reading The Fall: Eden & Beyond

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‘To BE or not To Be’

"To be, or not to be that is the question: Whether 'tis nobler in the mind to suffer The slings and arrows of outrageous fortune..." Unlike the above words from Shakespeare's Hamlet's soliloquy — in which the individual bemoans his lot — suffering the lot of the 'outrageous fortunes' that befall mankind —living an unexamined fruitless… Continue reading ‘To BE or not To Be’

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I’m OK To Die…

The late Dallas Willard states that justification has taken the place of regeneration—as he puts it: “Being let off the divine hook replaces possession of the divine life from above.” It’s one thing receiving forgiveness but quite another giving your life to Christ and taking on his mantle and taking the Holy Spirit’s direction for your life...

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‘For … Sake!’4 Letter Words etc.

It is most likely a coincidence that some of the most profane and profound words in the English language only have four letters; more than likely several words come to mind—words that, nowadays, form a part of General English Usage. Here are three others that may not have immediately come to mind: ‘evil’ ‘love’ and… Continue reading ‘For … Sake!’4 Letter Words etc.