Tuesday, February 28, 2017
Living Reflections is now available as an ebook!
“LIVING REFLECTIONS is a worthy contribution to contemporary Christian thought, moving seamlessly from philosophy to theology and back.” C. Stephen Evans, Professor of Philosophy, Baylor University
“For those wondering what Francis Schaeffer might say about postmodernity, this collection of essays may provide the answer.” Kevin Vanhoozer, Professor of Theology, Wheaton College
“This is philosophical wisdom in service to the Word.” James K.A. Smith, Professor of Philosophy, Calvin College
“LIVING REFLECTIONS engages with theological, philosophical, and hermeneutical dilemmas that are of the utmost importance for both the academy and church.” Graham McFarlane, Senior Lecturer in Systematic Theology, London School of Theology
“LIVING REFLECTIONS offers five perceptive essays on religious epistemology and biblical hermeneutics.” Lee Hardy, Professor of Philosophy, Calvin Collegewww.amazon.com/Living-Reflections-Theology-Philosophy-Hermeneutics-ebook/dp/B06X3Y37R8/ref=sr_1_3_twi_kin_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1488288381&sr=1-3&keywords=laughery
Monday, February 27, 2017
Have you decided what you’re going to do without a literal Adam & Eve? If you haven’t, you should. New material from Christian sectors, in addition to our own, is finally surfacing on this issue. Taking the ‘natural world informer’ seriously means we have to ‘imagine’ a fresh way of interpreting early Genesis. You’ll find our proposal in From Evolution to Eden. Read it and see what you think.
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While the evolving picture of nature is looking likely, it’s also important to recognize that the more the biblical story advances, through surprising encounters, choices, and detours, the clearer it becomes that this too is an evolving narrative. Think of the way, for example, developing Israel emerges into the Messiah, how the Spirit in the gospel of John flourishes in Paul’s letters, and why the golden age in Jerusalem provokes a mission to the ends of the earth. The natural world and biblical text informers are related and distinct in telling God’s story – both evolve, yet with quite different characteristics and features.