• GodFirst

    ..Jesus answered: ‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength, and with all your mind; and love your neighbour as yourself.’ Luke 10:27 Evil and the Goodness of God is such a ‘big’ subject, a subject that fills the shelves of libraries; indeed many […]

  • Genetics, God and the Future of Humanity

    Originally posted on Science and Belief:
    Pixabay Scientists have had a remarkable technique available to them in the last few years. A new editing system called CRISPR-Cas (biologists like acronyms as much as anyone) has made it possible to accurately change the genetic code – like guiding a pair of scissors to exactly the right…

  • Guest Post: Believing the Unbelievable?

    Originally posted on Science and Belief:
    Rocky Chang, Flickr, https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/2.0/ There are more things in heaven and on earth than are dreamt of in our philosophies  Shakespeare A common objection to Christianity is that it simply isn’t believable. The virgin birth, the resurrection, the feeding of the five thousand – it’s just all rather improbable…

  • Can Science Explain Everything?

    Originally posted on Science and Belief:
    Pixabay A mathematician, a judge and an ambassador walked onto a train. It sounds like the beginning of a joke but the mathematician was John Lennox, who is well-known for his lectures about Christianity, and his new friends were completely serious about their investigation of his beliefs. We don’t…

  • Alas Poor Adam

    An excerpt from: ‘GOOD GOD!Gaining a Fresh Perspective on Evil, Evolution and the Purposes of God’ by Derek J. White (2019) Alas Poor Adam God, according to current interpretations of evolution, would have (NB.time reference is obviously rhetorical as God is outside of time.) had no idea what ‘Natural Selection’ would have thrown up. Mankind […]

  • Angels: ‘in the realm of glory’?

    Angels in the realm of glory, Wing your flight o’er all the earth; Ye who sang creation’s story, Now proclaim Messiah’s birth: Come and worship, Come and worship, Worship Christ the newborn King?

  • The Incarnation: Fearfully and Wonderfully Made

  • The Gosnell movie opens today in 750 theaters, and I’m going to see it!

    Originally posted on WINTERY KNIGHT:
    Empty benches at the Gosnell trial reserved for the mainstream news media Since I’m going to see the Gosnell movie today, I thought I would read a few articles to remind me of the facts. The best article was by the film makers themselves, writing for the Daily Signal. They…

  • #heatloss

    🙃💀# #BoilerFailureDitty [0800 September30/2018 Mum managed to snatch some kip in-between the numerous murmors of a glass being banged on the wood of the bedside thingy–accompanied by the plaintiff cry of a very elderly person (not me—I’m plain #elderly) saying ‘I’m cold’ or ‘it’s cold’ and the electric water heater blazed away the pounds without […]

  • Why We Misunderstand the Beatific Vision

    Why We Misunderstand the Beatific Vision

    I’ve been reading Hans Boersma’s helpful and interesting book Seeing God: The Beatific Vision in Christian Tradition (Eerdmans 2018). For a while I’ve been wanting to learn more about this intriguing and often neglected doctrine, so now I’m finally getting around to it. The beatific vision is widespread throughout the early and medieval church, East…