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Greg Cootsona
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The Dialogue on the Soul Continues
(I pick up the dialogue with my philosopher friend on the soul from the post two weeks ago...) Me: Wow, it seems like this conversation has gone on for awhile, but since we're still strolling around Oxford! And since we're now in the library at Magdalen Col...
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Citizens of Heaven and Earth: Reflecting on the 4th of July
(A note: Generally, this blog highlights faith and science issues. This week, because it’s the week of July 4 th , I decided to work instead with faith and politics/civic life. But it doesn’t take too much imagination to see how these reflections can also b...
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On the Soul: A Dialogue with a Philosopher on Addison’s Walk in Oxford
But our citizenship is in heaven, and it is from there that we are expecting a Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ. He will transform the body of our humiliation that it may be conformed to the body of his glory, by the power that also enables him to make all thi...
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Souls Old and New
My brother (a philosophical sort, to be sure) came to me many years ago in a bit of consternation and announced,  “I’m not sure I believe human beings have a soul. But, if I don’t have an enduring soul, in what sense am I the same person in the past, as I a...
Souls Old and New
Souls Old and New
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Sage Advice
Here’s a piece of sage advice: “The easiest thing to create is a pile of garbage. Just throw a piece of paper in the corner of a room, and watch what happens in just a few minutes.” Think about it—when some expresses an attitude that brings down an organiza...
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“Let Others Wrangle, I Will Wonder” A Travelogue
Since the last post, I’ve participated in some truly invigorating conversations about faith and science, especially as they transpire in Christian congregations. These discussions raised various thoughts in my brain—conclusions, questions, and a few big ins...
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Speaking Sense to a Listening World
This post is an adapted form of the message I preached on the Friday following Pentecost at the final worship gathering of the STEAM (Science and Theology for Emerging Adult Ministries) grantees. It summarizes so much about why I believe this engagement of ...
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Thinking Like a None
Last week I stopped by setting out questions from the nones (i.e., those who profess no religious affiliation). In a way, since I’m a Christian, this is an act of imagination. But in another, it’s clearly not. I grew up in a non-religious environment. This ...
Thinking Like a None
Thinking Like a None
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Playing the Devil's Advocate and presenting challenging questions for the future of Christian faith and science
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