Monthly Archives: February 2012

Nancy Pearcey on evolution as a religion

We could even say that Darwinism itself often functions as an alternative religion. In fact, that’s exactly what philosopher of science Micahel Ruse does say. Ruse is a pugnacious and aggressive evolutionist, who testified in court against an Arkansas creationist … Continue reading

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Tim Chester of treating food as “fuel”/”mere utility” and forgetting the Giver

We’re so busy trying to be in control [of our lives] that many of us treat food as fuel. As a result we strip food of its identity as gift, it’s “gift-ness”. It becomes mere utility. We disregard its rich … Continue reading

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Derek Prime and Alistair Begg on the role questions in counseling and the goal of counseling

Questions serve a useful function in pastoral work, and especially in counseling. To ask an appropriate question may open up a helpful conversation and avoid our beating around the bush. Paul asked pastoral questions. Writing to the Galatians, he enquired, … Continue reading

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Tim Chester on Jesus’ ministry strategy: Eating meals with other people

Jesus didn’t run projects, establish ministries, create programs, or put on events. He ate meals. If you routinely share meals and you have a passion for Jesus, then you’ll be doing mission. It’s not that meals save people. People are … Continue reading

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Tim Chester/Barbara Kingsolver on our nutritional crisis and feminism

The best thing you can do for your health is to eat less processed food, which is full of added sugar, salt, and fat–none of which is good for us in large quantities. “When my generation of women walked away … Continue reading

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Tim Chester on what we learn by our feasting and fasting

Eating is an expression of our dependence. God made us in such a way that we need to eat. We’re embedded in creation; this means that every time we eat, we’re reminded of our dependence on others. Few of us … Continue reading

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Millard Erickson on Marxism, liberation theology, and the “redemptive” power of removing economic inequality

Whether or not one believes liberation theology to be influenced by Marxism, it is not difficult to recognize certain parallels between the two, in both the conception of human problems and the means advocated for overcoming the problems. In each … Continue reading

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