Young-earth creationism, which argues that the world was created in six 24-hour days, is widely promoted on a popular level. Less publicized is that a large number of evangelical thinkers prefer a different range of options.
A few months ago, I welcomed James into the world. My grandson joined our cosmic journey on January 25. Several weeks ago, my son and his wife presented baby James to family and friends for a spiritual baptism. Below is the prayer I offered as part of the welcome celebration.
Odds are, the word that pops into your mind when I mention Phil Collins is probably something like "Sussudio." It's highly unlikely that the first word you'd think of would be "Alamo," but that's about to change.
"There's a great music scene in Austin, but if you really want to be seen by the right people and have the right opportunities, you need to be based in Los Angeles. Then again, because of the Internet, anything is possible from anywhere."
When the fact of climate change becomes as evident to doubters as the orbit of the earth, perhaps we will learn from this colossal mistake of elevating opinion to the status of fact. If we are lucky enough, we will have another chance.
Our society's current unemployment epidemic is, in part, a spiritual crisis. Communities of faith must address it with diligence. The scars resulting from it will, for many, go far beyond prolonged frustration and lost economic vitality.
Chick Corea's new album, Forever, is a two-disc set, with the first disc being acoustic, and the second disc with a full band and guests. For the first disc, I asked him if it was a return to Return To Forever.