Belonging Is About More Than Biology
As an adoptee and adoptive mom, God is teaching me about his welcoming love.
excerpt | Family. Belonging Is About More Than Biology. As an adoptee and adoptive mom, God is teaching me about his welcoming love. Kelley Nikondeha.
The Southern Baptist (Re-)Emergence in Church Planting
Church planting accelerates and advances the kingdom in exponential ways.
I had an undergraduate degree in biology and chemistry, but God called us to plant a church. Ironically, I got turned down by the SBC Home Mission Board to be a church planter.
What Animals Teach Christians about Getting Along
Competition characterizes some creature interactions. So does tenderness and care.
According to Jeff Schloss, a biology professor at Westmont College and senior scholar at the BioLogos Foundation, neither view—all idyllic or all strife—does justice to the wonder of
Died: Robert Jenson, ‘America’s Theologian’
The lifelong Lutheran and ecumenical leader shaped a generation with new scholarship on the Trinity, salvation, and systematics.
the time. Jenson remained at Luther College, though a number of faculty members in the religion and biology departments resigned en masse. He encountered
What’s Under the Microscope Can Lead to Worship
Finding beauty in the mundane: from our morning coffee to a nematode worm.
My field of biology has always been a very visual subject, and today that visual element can be expressed in stunning high-resolution color photographs.
Are Religious Kids Meaner or Nicer?
A Christian sociologist responds to two contradictory studies and what they tell us about science.
Is faith good for kids? A paper published in Current Biology last year posed this question. A recent study published in Current Biology has called these findings into question.
Morning Roundup 6/16/15
Shia Labeouf's Faith; Making the Most of Life; Biologist on the "Engineer" Behind Molecules
Recently a friend sent me a link to a TEDx talk, "Digital biology and open science -- the coming revolution," which affirms that life's "complex interacting molecular machines" reveal
Is Addiction a Disease? Yes, and Much More
Four core aspects of recovery that are essential for addressing addiction.
and spiritual. Addicts are moral agents, in community, with biology working against their spiritual goals. Biological whole lives. Biology and the Brain. Our
What Science Says About the Age of Accountability
The latest research on good, evil, and infants.
Wallace believed that a godly force must have intervened in human evolution since the “higher moral faculties” were higher than what you would expect through evolutionary biology.
Starving Myself Meant Losing Myself
For years, I looked at myself in mirrors only to see mirages.
According to brain researcher Guido Frank, body image-related illnesses are rooted in brain biology, “and those biological origins of eating disorders may occur early in brain
Why Our Body Destroys Itself
The science and spirituality behind the latest Nobel Prize in medicine.
dangerous. The mantra of cellular biology up to that point had been that building proteins—not destroying them—was the key to health and survival.
The Key to Raising Kind Kids
Harvard psychologist Richard Weissbourd says it’s closer than you think.
Two years ago, a headline-grabbing study in Current Biology concluded that religious children from around the world shared less than those from non-religious homes.
Morning Roundup 10/28/14
Christians and Ebola; A Tale of Two Churches; Islam's Problem
As Paul states it, “things visible and invisible” (Colossians 1:16). Our theology must start with Christ and with Christ as King over all, including microscopic biology and viruses.
You Are Plural
Trillions of foreign creatures in and on our bodies shape our health, desires, and behavior. Here's why they matter.
Swarthmore College biologist Scott Gilbert argues that humans and other “animals can no longer be considered individuals in any sense of classical biology: anatomical, developmental
Rethinking Church Plant Funding
What do you do when the well runs dry? You dig another well.
city of Buffalo, New York. I was 21. I had an undergraduate degree in Biology and Chemistry. I probably wouldn't have funded me. But God called me