We need hope grounded in God. I’m willing to call it theological hope. It’s the conviction that God is active when we don’t see it. It’s the promise that “in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose
To shed light on these texts, Reyes-Ton’s words and Bustard’s images put biblical passages in conversation with what we currently know about flatworms, nociception, microtubules, corals, fox dens and what has sometimes been called the Jesus Christ lizard.
With roots dating back to the 16th century, the Vatican Observatory has participated in astronomical research for several centuries as they seek to advance the scientific understanding of our universe. Beyond their scientific research, the Observatory is a leader in public outreach.
How do non-scientists know when to trust science? How do we evaluate those in our midst who distrust science? To answer questions like these we need to learn more about the origins of mistrust.
Can Christians with a high view of scripture accept the biological theory of evolution? These authors respond with a resounding, “Yes!” As Todd Wilson, co-founder and president of the Center for Pastor Theologians, commented, “The authors guide us through a complex thicket of issues—biological, theological, biblical, and pastoral—with both wisdom and grace.”
In a series of short videos, many of which comprise interviews with leading scientists and philosophers, the Ian Ramsey Centre for Science and Religion poses a variety of questions such as “What is Life?”, “What is a Person?”, “Why is the Brain Divided?” and “Are We Naturally Religious?”
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It is not surprising that one of the central themes in the Bible maps to practicing thankfulness, rejoicing, and gratitude. Just take a moment and meditate on these words: “O give thanks to the Lord, for he is good, for his steadfast love endures forever”
Established in 2010, Green the Church works at the intersection of environmental justice and the black church. They seek to amplify green theology, to promote sustainable practices for congregations and congregants, and to support and leverage the collective power of member churches for change.
“Pope Francis’ second encyclical, Laudato Si’: On Care for Our Common Home offers a rich theological resource for Catholics and Protestants alike. Considering topics such as consumerism, development, environmental degradation, and global warming, the Pope ties these to the Gospel as well as the social and ethical teachings of the church.