Evolution and Salvation (4 of 5)

In the three previous essays I explained why I find so-called Biblical Creationism unconvincing from a biblical point of view (here and here) and why I believe there is a logic, in terms of the ways of God, to prefer evolution by natural selection over creation by fiat as the assumed method of divine activity …

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The Triumph of Ignominy (3 of 5)

What if "high and lifted up" means precisely the same thing as "ignominious"? I think this is what Don Kraybill is saying in his book, The Upside-Down Kingdom (once again available in a 25th anniversary edition – woo hoo!). The idea isn't original with Kraybill. I first ran into it reading Willard Swartley in an …

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Evolution, Metaphorically Speaking (1 of 5)

In honor of the 150th anniversary of the publication of Darwin's On the Origen of Species, I'm going to come out of the closet (on this blog, anyway, most everyone who knows me personally and cares about this sort of thing already knows): I'm an evolutionist. This admission is only meaningful in the context of …

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