Monday, December 28, 2009

Christian Boundaries

There are many groups that claim to be the "one" that has the "truth".  These claims always make me suspicous.  But how do we judge what is true from a Christian perspective?

What are the boundaries to being Christian?  For many fundamentalists, those boundaries are rather constricted.  For a liberal Christian, some may wonder if there are any boundaries.

How should we define "Christian"?

Saturday, December 19, 2009

Christianity and Art

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Interpreting the Bible

Quoted from James Alision:

"Jesus is the living, active hermeneutical principle who is the Creator, contemporary with and prior to the texts of Scripture. These only come alive when YHWH who is our victim, is heard by us and his interpretation is spoken through us as words which abide in us. Only thus do we break out of going round and round in circles, fooling ourselves, rather than allowing ourselves to be broken open and spoken to by the same One who spoke to Moses and gives us the living criteria by which to recognise his living dwelling places."

Science and Religion

Has science killed God?  What do you think?


Creation and evolution need not be opposing views.  Creation is a theological concept that recognizes that all that exists depends on the authorship of the Creator.  Evolution is our present understanding as to how God has brought biological diversity into being.  Both accounts are required to do justice to what scientists observe.

Saturday, December 5, 2009

Religion and Science

Does science need religion?  What do you think?

Religion & Science

The God of the Bible is also the God of the genome. He can be worshiped in the cathedral or in the
laboratory. His creation is majestic, awesome, intricate, and beautiful – and it cannot be at war with itself.

Francis Collins, Head of the Human Genome Project

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Science and Religion

Historically, science and religion has clashed repeatedly.  Even today, each make claims that come into conflict with one another.  Is this conflict necessary?  How should science and religion relate to one another?  Can religion ignore and/or contradict scientific knowledge and remain credible in our present age?  What do you think?