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Transhumanism and the Cult of ‘Better, Faster, Stronger’Subscriber Access Only
Why the church should resist technologies that aim to liberate us from ordinary, embodied life.
faster.”. In one sense, the vision of The Six Million Dollar Man is coming true. We are able to rebuild human bodies in ever more sophisticated ways. (Just
How Christian Art Historically Depicts Women and Their Bodies
Examining how female biblical characters have been visually represented over time.
How Christian Art Historically Depicts Women and Their Bodies. And also sculpture that was made for people, so we call them sarcophagi, but they're really coffins for bodies.
Who Owns a Woman’s Body? Not Who You Think.Subscriber Access Only
Why treating the female body like property misses the gospel and fails the unborn.
Modern feminism has spent the last century fighting to give women the freedom to have jurisdiction over their voting rights, their ambitions, and their bodies.
Your Brain Is Not a Computer
Why being human means we must be embodied.
Getty. Human bodies married to metallic bodies—one complex system intertwining with another—happen with more frequency these days. Samsung
United Methodists’ LGBT Vote Will Reshape the Denomination
Pulled right and left by various factions of the global church, the UMC’s decision-making body meets this weekend to pick a path forward.
By now, some pastors and bishops violate the prohibitions on same-sex marriage outright, and several regional bodies have chosen to ordain and commission openly gay clergy and a
Francis Chan Explains Why He’ll Share a Stage With Benny Hinn
“There are millions who will never hear strong biblical teaching unless teachers are willing to go.”
questioned Chan's place on the roster, particularly when White—who told the young crowd that God would instantly remove “the mark and stain of sin” from their bodies, including STDs
Preoccupied with Love: One-on-One with CJ Rhodes
“Unbelievers needs to see that we care for them, not just their postmortem souls but all of who they are as fallen image-bearers of God.”
are catching. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. exhorted that good religion cares about the bodies in which souls move and breathe. Secondly, apologetics needs
China Tells Christianity To Be More Chinese
Is this a case of government oppression or the Chinese church coming into its own? How to understand “sinicization.”
Is this a case of government oppression or the Chinese church coming into its own? How to understand “sinicization.”.
Delivering a Stillborn Baby Taught Me the Transience of Death
When I found out about my daughter's condition, I felt the destruction of my plans and hopes. But this place of limitation also revealed God’s profound love.
more deeply intertwined with our cultural understanding of personhood, sex, gender, conception, pregnancy, and birth; with the ways in which we perceive our bodies and appreciate
The Church Made Vagina Sculptures Long Before Nadia Bolz-Weber
But early Christian yonic art symbolized baptism, not free sex.
self-constructed morality. They remind us that, if we are baptized, Jesus calls the shots about morality and the right use of our bodies. These early yonic
Religious Freedom Isn’t Just for ChristiansSubscriber Access Only
A Supreme Court cruelty reveals how we can love our neighbors.
At the 2016 Southern Baptist annual meeting, pastors chastised convention bodies that had filed friend of the court briefs on behalf of New Jersey Muslims wanting to build a mosque.
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Responses to our January/February issue.
pages. Rev. Gordon Glenn Kansas City, MO. Body Politics. I agree that given the right conditions, we are to be stewards, not owners of our bodies. How
Consider the Stem Cell: A Biology Instructor's Reflection on Calling
There are more than biological principles inside cells.
Each minute our bodies slough off tens of thousands of dead skin cells and every two months the entire outermost layer of our skin, the epidermis, is replaced.
Let’s Talk About the Decline of Conversation in the Church
The modern world has crippled our capacity for speaking with one another. How can we restore this dying art?
C. Christopher Smith| August 24, 2018. Image: Brimstone Creative / Lightstock. Our bodies are extraordinary creations, reflecting God's intricate handiwork.
Are We the Ultraviolet Light of the World? Or the X-Rays?
An astronomer ponders one of Jesus' most memorable sayings.
light. I study astronomical observations of celestial bodies, obtained through telescopes, in order to understand the physical processes behind them.
United Methodists Vote to Keep Traditional Marriage Stance
The UMC’s increasingly global delegation outweighs US push to shift LGBT positions, leading some progressive congregations to leave.
The One Church Plan, backed by the UMC's bishops, would have allowed individual pastors, churches, and regional bodies to follow their own conscience on the issues of homosexual
Can Anti-Aging Treatments Offer Abundant Life?Subscriber Access Only
Science seeks to fix aging and death. But a Christian vision of the good life might actually embrace them.
That's a distraction from the gospel. Our bodies don't go to heaven, just our souls. This is our ultimate goal. Though caring for bodies may be part of this process, it is not everything.
What Humans Have That Machines Don’t
How a theology of personhood cuts against the mechanical metaphors we use to describe ourselves.
Being Human: Bodies, Minds, Persons Our Rating. Book Title Being Human: Bodies, Minds, Persons. $10.20. Buy Being Human: Bodies, Minds, Persons from Amazon.
Feeling Loved by God Buffers Body Esteem in Men More Than Women
Two psychologists at Hope College respond to Christian young adults who struggle with body satisfaction.
Throughout history, women's bodies portrayed in the media of the day— from billboard ads to TV screens to mobile phones—have influenced what we think about our identities.
Jesus Showed Up in My Anatomy LabSubscriber Access Only
What dissecting bodies taught me about the passion story and life after death.
Jesus Showed Up in My Anatomy Lab. What dissecting bodies taught me about the passion story and life after death. Kathleen G. Tallman| April 20, 2018.
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America’s Farming Crisis, Laid Bare by Midwest Floods
America’s Farming Crisis, Laid Bare by Midwest Floods
A deeper problem lies beneath recent stories of swelling rivers, soggy small towns, and feel-good relief efforts.
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