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David and Goliath

June 20th, 2009 by isaac · 4 Comments

Title: David and Goliath Date: June 21, 2009 Texts: I Sam 17:32-49, Mk 4:35-41 I used to play a lot of soccer growing up. I was part of a club team, which basically means High School soccer wasn’t good enough for us. We played all year round, traveling all over the country for tournaments. A […]

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Fate, Chance, and Life’s Giftedness

February 11th, 2009 by Jason · No Comments

Fate and a strong predestination were part of the dominant theology in Israel’s day.  It was assumed that God managed and ordered the world in a fair way such that if you fared poorly, it was because God was punishing you for your sin (or even that of your parents), and if you did well, […]

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Deconstructing “Race”

October 25th, 2007 by Jason · 3 Comments

Recently a couple of articles, one about DNA pioneer Dr. Watson getting suspended for tying race and intelligence together and another about renewed opposition to school integration, are evidence that “race” as a valid concept is alive and well. So, it seems worth saying what’s been said may times before: race is a myth, an […]

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Tags: race & ethnicity · science

Something Instead of Nothing

April 28th, 2007 by Jason · 5 Comments

In my half-awake slumber this morning I kept trying to picture what Hawkins describes in The Theory of Everything: our tiny world speeding around a tiny sun, which in turn is part of a galaxy that is steadily speeding away from every other part of the galaxy which is all slowly cooling off, burning out, […]

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Evolution or Intelligent Design: Which Makes a Better Bedfellow for the Faith?

December 9th, 2005 by Jason · 14 Comments

Can you tell it’s exam time with all these papers being posted? This is my last paper for the Science & Theology class, and perhaps the most controversial. I grew up a Creationist, transitioned happily (because I had intellectual misgivings about Creation Science) to Intelligent Design in college, and now find myself relatively comfortable with […]

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the earth and evil

April 6th, 2005 by Jason · 1 Comment

Awhile ago Camassia blogged a bit on natural evil, which got me thinking about how Christians are to think about the evil that seems inherent in some of the structures of the earth (i.e. earthquakes, survival of the fittest, etc.). Then Telford, from whom I was taking Medieval Church History, gave us the task of […]

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