Evolutionary Parables: Can Deep History Be An Open Story?

Looking for some more resources on ‘deep history‘ and ‘big history‘, two notions which I think are important in the interaction between theology and evolutionary studies of religion, I stumbled upon a curious website. At “Great Story parables” you can find dramatic scripts and stories for fun, poignant, and virtues-rich ways of teaching the science-based Epic of Evolution (Big History) Apparently, […]

Calling Charlie – A Case of HADD With Theological Implications

Sometimes I live in an ivory tower. That’s why I completely missed the social media-hype around #charliecharliechallenge Tweets. Apparently it’s a new kind of game, resembling our old-fashioned Ouija board, played with pencils and papers.  There are some interesting aspects about this. First of all, all those kids running away or screaming out their lungs […]

McGrath Inaugural Lecture Andreas Idreos Professorship of Science and Religion: A Song or a Symphony?

Alister McGrath has delivered his inaugural lecture as Andreas Idreos Professorship of Science and Religion at Oxford University. The full transcript of the lecture is available online. Some highlights: Mc Grath sees science and religion as two distinct outcomes of one basic attitude: awe. Personally, McGrath felt a lack in science: it didn’t offer meaning Science gave […]

Ratzinger Again . . . “The Creation of the Human Being”

Originally posted on Human Action and God:
Ratzinger on the humble truth of the creation of man from dust: We are told that God formed the man of dust from the ground. There is here something at once humbling and consoling. Something humbling because we are told: You are not God, you did not make yourself, you…

“What Is Man That You Are Mindful of Him?” by Jacob Thielman

Originally posted on EerdWord:
Jacob Thielman Jacob Thielman is Internet marketing assistant at Eerdmans.  * * * I want to share a book with you — a beautiful, devastating book that you might not notice otherwise: Receiving the Gift of Friendship: Profound Disability, Theological Anthropology, and Ethics by Hans Reinders. “Profound disability” is a term…