How Young African Americans are Fusing Faith and Activism
And how the church can help nurture their desire to integrate spirituality and social justice in fresh ways.
The old adage says, “Adolescence begins in puberty and biology, but it ends in culture.” Because some of the cultural markers of adulthood are shifting, where adolescence ends is also
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
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
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.
Why We Call God Father
Weekly Roundup 6.12.14
The crucial role of mothers, at least biologically, has never been in dispute. And biology creates a bond between mother and baby that is hard to walk way from.
New & Noteworthy Books
Compiled by Matt Reynolds.
and men. In this short pamphlet, Roberts, an English churchman, runs through some basics of the biblical perspective on gender and biology. “There
Let Kids Be Kids Instead of Sexualized Little Adults
What both conservative and liberals miss about children’s gender identity.
a woman. Liberals have abandoned biology and sexualized children. Conservatives on this issue are more likely to recognize our biological sex. Yet
Morning Roundup 09/03/13
Why We Sing; History of Beards; World History Chart; Pastors' Wives
We could also give rationales based in history, sociology, psychology, or biology. But my students answer with a fair degree of unanimity. "We sing," they say, "to express how we feel.".
Morning Roundup 09/11/13
Larry Osborne on Discipleship; Miley Cyrus and Sexuality; Changes in CCM
We gain the ability to reproduce with all the excitement, responsibility, and monthly annoyance that entails. But biology is not enough to indicate adulthood in our culture.
After going extinct in 2001, the franchise returns with a familiar warning: Don’t play God. (But it sure makes for a fun ride.)
And that's the point. Crichton's book was meant to be a cautionary tale about tinkering with nature and biology, akin to Mary Shelley's Frankenstein. The
When “The Only Way” is the Wrong Play
The exclusivity of Jesus is an essential doctrine, but sharing your faith effectively often requires starting the conversation elsewhere.
relevance. Do you remember Maslow's hierarchy of needs? It has been 30 years since freshman biology but I still vaguely remember the concept. Maslow
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When Sharing Your Faith is Costly, Profile of Crossmaker, and more in our final Links List
Ecology is the branch of biology that looks at how organisms relate to one another, and to their physical surroundings. If we apply this field of study to our worship gatherings ...
I Am Woman, Hear Me Cry
We don’t need to apologize for our emotions.
But she worries that a “medicated normal” might be “at odds with a woman's dynamic biology; brain and body chemicals are meant to be in flux.” (emphasis mine).