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Can Theistic Evolutionists and Biblical Creationists have a Diaglogue?

I haven’t posted in a while about the encroachment of the theory of evolution into the Church but the recent debate between Bill Nye (the science guy) and Ken Ham (Answers in Genesis) has brought the issue back to the front of my thinking. There was also a recent conference at Point Loma Nazarene University called, “Exploring Origins: […]

What I’m Not Celebrating on Independence Day

What I’m Not Celebrating on Independence Day

I am an American. I am a Patriot. I celebrate Independence Day on the 4th of July. By far, the majority of Americans will be celebrating the independence of the United States as well. Even with our many differences on political, social and religious issues, most people living in America are here because they want […]

Spiritual Disciplines & John Wesley

Spiritual Disciplines & John Wesley

I’m not an expert on Spiritual Disciplines and have to admit that I don’t practice many of them for very long, though I have periods in my life when I go to some of them for spiritual growth, renewal or to get through difficult seasons of life. However, this is the second post in as many […]

Distrust of Science Not Just Among the Uneducated

Distrust of Science Not Just Among the Uneducated

Over the last several weeks, I have posted several responses to the essays being posted by the Nazarenes Exploring Evolution website.  According to this site, those behind it seem concerned about the wide disparity between Nazarenes in the pews and Nazarenes serving as educators and scholars.  The clear implication from this site, and the essays […]

The Mission of God for the People of God (A Sermon on Luke 4:14-21)

The Mission of God for the People of God (A Sermon on Luke 4:14-21)

(This is a message I preached at Lebanon, Missouri Church of the Nazarene on October 21, 2012.  A small portion of this message previously appeared in this blog as “What is Good News to the Poor,” though this is now the complete message.  I have tweaked it a bit for better reading and added a […]