Article 3: Creation and humanity

Saturday, July 1, 2017

Back in the late 1970s when I was barely a teen, I tagged along with my parents as they attended a Sunday school convention in Detroit, Mich. There,…

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Creation: a guide for mission

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

“Until someone has a good understanding of what we are for, it’s not helpful to fixate on what we are seen to be against,” says Brian Cooper. This principle guided the then-chair of the Board of Faith and Life as the committee worked on the theological resource pamphlet “Creation: God’s revelation in nature.”

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Reconciling the book of nature with Scripture

Friday, August 1, 2014

Title: Four Views on The Historical Adam
Author: Matthew Barrett and Ardel Caneday, eds.
It is easy to become theologically nostalgic about a time when sermons were uncomplicated. There was clearly a “right” or “biblical” view on most things, and that is the only perspective we were taught.

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Start creation debate with questions, not answers

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

A Reasonable God: Ordinary Action in a Supernatural World
Author: Arnie Berg
A Reasonable God: Ordinary Action in a Supernatural World looks at the debate between evolution, young earth creationism, and Intelligent Design, with an encouragement to Christians to look past fundamentalist, non-scientific ideas about creation, so they can intelligently interact with the scientific community…

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“You save humans and animals alike, O Lord”

Saturday, October 1, 2011

I once held a hummingbird in the palm of my hand. I cradled it until I could release it at the open door of the boathouse. It was one of the holiest moments of my life. And there have been many more like it.

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“Why did he make that?”

Thursday, September 1, 2011

On occasion, I’ve set up my telescope in the courtyard at Columbia Bible College, Abbotsford, B.C., to show students the sky. Tuesday evenings work best, as I can…

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My creation confessions

Saturday, January 1, 2011

I confess: I’m mystified by some folks’ preoccupation with the “debate” about “evolution vs. creationism.” I’m puzzled by the notion that science and faith are at odds with each other. I’m troubled when people suggest that true Christian faith must include a belief in a six-day creation.

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The Word

Saturday, January 1, 2011

Poem by Luann E. Hiebert

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“God saw that it was good”

Saturday, January 1, 2011

As Christians, we believe Scripture clearly articulates that we have been created by God specifically for the purpose of fellowship with him and with one another. This is the pinnacle of what God’s creation is to do – to bring glory to him in all things. Article 3 of our Confession of Faith begins by relating our conviction that creation “declares God’s wisdom and power, calling all to worship Him.”

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Vision Correction

Saturday, January 1, 2011

Often, while we are busy shouting at them in the language of science, the early chapters of Genesis patiently whisper to us in the language of worldview and theology.

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No dueling deities but a priestly people

Saturday, January 1, 2011

Some years ago a woman phoned me to ask if I would attend a meeting at which scientists and university professors would be advising public school teachers on how to resist pressure to include creation science ideas in high school science classes. She wanted me to voice my support for the creation science position.

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Is the rock of ages compatible with the age of rocks?

Saturday, January 1, 2011

Any visit to a local big box bookstore will reveal the works – often prominently displayed – of the “New Atheists,” a small group of Anglo-American intellectuals who argue that all forms of religious sentiment are destructive and that non-belief forms the only acceptable paradigm for building a rational and productive society.

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About this issue

Saturday, January 1, 2011

You never quite know what the effects will be of what you say or do or print. This was the case when we published a short reflection on the movie Creation. The questions posed in “A plea for understanding” (Crosscurrents, March 2010) precipitated a flood of letters. The responses from our readers centered on 2 sets of questions. First, what is the nature of science?

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