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Yes, you read the title for this post right. This is SMcK and not RJS, but this post is on evolution. Why? Because I just finished reading Evolution: The Remarkable History of a Scientific Theory (Modern Library Chronicles) , and […]

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Inerrancy broke into a debate in the late 1970s when Harold Lindsell (in The Battle for the Bible ) named names and laid down the law. The law was that a true evangelical believed in inerrancy.  Steve Wilkens and Don […]

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CNN.com.. Do you think we need to purge public schools? What do you think of this move in DC? Washington (CNN) — The District of Columbia public school system announced Friday that it is letting 226 employees go for poor performance […]

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Prayer is soul-ish wandering and for me Psalm 25 exemplifies the prayer of soulish wandering.  This psalm begins (vv. 1-3) by offering one’s very heart to God and then moves to petitioning for instruction.  Soulish wandering longs for wisdom. Hence vv. […]

Imagine a world, Jesus once told his followers, where lost people get found. Jesus told three such parables, we call them the lost sheep, the lost coin and the lost son. I want to dabble with the first two today. […]

Here’s an arresting line about small groups, and it is one that expresses both the frustrations and dreams of many of us: “Instead of doing groups for the sake of experiencing community, groups experience community for the sake of participating […]

Did you see this report in the NYTimes? The UK is beginning to decentralize its National Health Service … just as the USA is passing legislation to make health care better and cheaper by centralizing. Here are a few clips: […]

Prayer is soul-ish wandering. It wanders from who we are and what we have done and what life is like into the presence of God where it again wanders into who God is and what God is like and what […]

Pete Enns has a new article up at the Huffington Post: Evolution and Religion: Why Religion Pollsters Should Go to Seminary First. Ignore the forum (especially the ads on the sidebar) and read the article – this is an interesting […]

In chapter four of Mark Twain’s Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn (Everyman’s Library) , we read the wonderful tale of Tom trading for tickets outside church on a Sunday morning. Before the chapter is over we discover those tickets were […]

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