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Cognitive Science And Calvin's 'Sensus Divinitatis'

Greg Cootsona | Posted 09.12.2016 | Religion
Greg Cootsona

I've learned over the years of scouring arguments in the philosophy of religion that no proof for or against God is decisive, though, of course, some are better than others. Their best service is to offer plausibility to faith.

The Christ Experience: What Must Die This Easter for the Church to Live

Steve McSwain | Posted 05.13.2015 | Religion
Steve McSwain

As far as I'm concerned, you can take all the explanations of what God has done in Christ - including my own explanations - and, bury them forever. What lives beyond the grave is your experience of Christ. And, in the end, isn't your experience of Christ all that really matters?

Searching for Transcendence: A Report

Greg Cootsona | Posted 03.31.2015 | Religion
Greg Cootsona

For my money, I don't think the desire for transcendence is going away. But I do wonder if students will bet their lives that the answer for this search lies beyond our world.

Presbyterian Church Crawling Toward Marriage Equality

Irene Monroe | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Irene Monroe

Many Presbyterians jubilantly proclaimed that the Holy Spirit had unquestionably descended upon the 221st General Assembly when commissioners voted to amend the definition of "marriage" in the Book of Order from a union of "a man and a woman" to a union of "two people."

Heloise Imagined Herself Naked: the Sexy Scholar at Christian College

Jesse James DeConto | Posted 03.31.2014 | Religion
Jesse James DeConto

My beautiful Christian intellectual girl had a capacity for lust -- and not toward me! -- that I thought was off-limits. It was the sort of sin I was constantly beating myself up over, and to voice it in mixed company!

Does the US Need to Be Forgiven?

Reverend Dr. Malcolm Clemens Young | Posted 02.02.2014 | Religion
Reverend Dr. Malcolm Clemens Young

Forgiveness is not simply something that you turn on or off. It is the way of being in a responsible relationship with others and working together on projects that matter.

Senator Rubio And The Bible

Ronald Hendel | Posted 01.26.2013 | Religion
Ronald Hendel

Is there a dispute among the theologians about the place of Genesis in scientific questions? Well, today there certainly is. But Augustine and Calvin, two of the greatest theologians ever, agree that Genesis is not a book of science.

Driscoll, Piper, Calvin And God's Gift Of ... Racism?

Christian Piatt | Posted 01.10.2013 | Religion
Christian Piatt

Sorry, free will, but you're out. In order for God to be properly sovereign (all powerful), humanity cannot have so much control over their own destiny.

Science, the Bible, and the Vote to Ordain Gays

Ben Daniel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Ben Daniel

In the face of a conflict between science and the Bible, Calvin urged his readers not to reject science nor to ignore the Bible, but to understand the Bible differently.