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Overcoming the Warfare Between Theology and Science

Ross Hastings, Guest Contributor

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Are modern science and Christianity really in conflict, as new atheists proclaim? The key proposal in the upcoming Gilhousen lecture is that Christian theology and science may be thought of as being in a “coinherent” relationship, not a conflicted one. Incoherent, You Say? Coinherence is difficult to say, let alone understand! It sounds incoherent to … MORE

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Navigating Change

Jay Smith, YTI President and Bridger Professor of Theology & Ethics

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There is a constant in life, and that constant is “change.” People, animals, and plants are constantly changing and navigating change. If we were honest, we would admit that life itself is but for a season. Indeed, we tend to view life in three very different ways, with each view dictating our need to navigate … MORE

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Atheism Doubles Among Generation Z – Here are 7 Facts You Need to Know

Laura Lacey Johnson, Guest Contributor

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The percentage of teens who identify as atheist is double that of the general population, according to new research from Barna. These teens are part of Generation Z, the first “post-Christian” generation. To help you understand this generation, here are seven facts you need to know about “Gen Z:” 1 – Who is Generation Z? … MORE

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Wonderment and the World

Betsy Gaines Quammen, Guest Contributor

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This past fall, I have been teaching a seminar about the history of science and religion entitled “Wonderment and the World.” Dr. Jay Smith kicked off these classes with a presentation challenging Lynn White Jr.’s controversial article, “The Historical Roots of Our Ecological Crisis,” first published in Science in 1967. White’s piece blames the Christian … MORE

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All Creation Groans: Darwin, Christianity and the Environmental Revolution

Jay Smith, YTI President and Bridger Professor of Theology & Ethics

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Darwin When the name “Charles Darwin” is mentioned in the company of 21st century Christians, one will get a mixed group of responses, from the “prophetic voice of religion,” to “the destroyer of the faith.” In reality, Darwin was a gentleman naturalist. Coming from a wealthy family, Darwin briefly attended medical school, but after losing … MORE

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On Loving the World

Betsy Quammen, Guest Contributor

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I am currently teaching a seminar entitled “Wonderment and the World” about the history of science and religion. Dr. Jay Smith kicked off these classes with a presentation challenging Lynn White Jr.’s controversial article, “The Historical Roots of Our Ecological Crisis,” first published in Science in 1967. White’s piece blames the Christian notion of dominion, … MORE