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Building a Foundation of Trust

Trust is essential for our Standard Model to work and when we have seen that relational approach thrive, it is built on the bedrock of candor between church leaders and their science partners. But we all know that trust is a tricky dynamic that rarely happens quickly.

The Enfleshed God: A Cosmic and Theological Discussion

This kénōsis is the ultimate expression of God’s redemptive love, for “in Christ, God was reconciling the cosmos to himself”

Freud’s Last Session: A Clash of 20th-Century Titans Over Science and Faith

The divergent philosophies of both Freud and Lewis are an admixture of early childhood history, pain and suffering, as well as thoughtful philosophical analysis. Their lives and the conclusions they reach give the lie to a mutually exclusive conflict model between science and faith. It’s just not that simple.

Building a Foundation of Trust

Building a Foundation of Trust

Trust is essential for our Standard Model to work and when we have seen that relational approach thrive, it is built on the bedrock of candor between church leaders and their science partners. But we all know that trust is a tricky dynamic that rarely happens quickly.

Reading God’s Book of Nature

Reading God’s Book of Nature

Reading God’s Book of Nature was created to help scientists understand their work as a godly calling and at the same time help the non-scientists in our churches understand what scientists do, what motivates them, and how their call to science is similar to and different from other vocations.

AI and You: Perfect Together?

AI and You: Perfect Together?

We don’t really know artificial intelligence unless we know what it means to have human cognition because, given the Turing Test example, AI is supposed to mirror how we think. The key question that AI requires us to ask then is this: What does it mean to be human?

Relational Fitness: The Secret to Happiness

Relational Fitness: The Secret to Happiness

A closer reading of scripture uncovers a significant similarity between Harvard’s study and God’s foundational design for relationships. From God’s declaration that it wasn’t good for Adam to be alone (Genesis 2:18) to the establishment of the church by Jesus, relationships are shown as fundamental to a believer’s fulfillment and happiness.

Awe: A Vital Bridge Between Science and Worship

Awe: A Vital Bridge Between Science and Worship

I invite you to pause and remember moments when you have experienced awe. Maybe you were out in nature or had an insight into how nature works. Maybe it was through family or friends. Perhaps it was a memorable time of worship. Savor those moments; they are powerful reminders of a God that is greater than anything we can possibly imagine. They are a vital part of how we worship that same God.

What You Liked Best: The Top Six Newsletters from 2023, PART ONE

What You Liked Best: The Top Six Newsletters from 2023, PART ONE

We’re ending the year by highlighting the 2023 newsletters that, based on open rates, you liked best. This batch comes from the first half of the year. It starts with Drew taking on some difficult issues in bringing together faith and science in congregations, then moves to Ed’s foray into Artificial Intelligence via Chat GPT, and finally a more speculative piece I wrote on change, our world, and where God fits in all this.

A Time of Signs and Wonder

A Time of Signs and Wonder

It is the most wonderful time of the year, but not because of the reasons given by Emmy winner and American singer Andy Williams. It is the most wonderful time because we are reminded of a God who moves toward us, who breaks free, and who cannot be contained. In Christ, God shows up and pours out his love by taking on flesh and dwelling among us.

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