Here we discuss Adam and Eden as recapitulations of the creation of the world, types of the temple of God, and their theological significance. We mention Ezekiel’s temple, Jesus at the feast of tabernacles and rivers of water flowing from your bellies—God’s Temple without boundaries . . . and all with a short lesson in hermeneutics as […]
Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson is hosting the new 13-part Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey television series. Seth MacFarlane, the guy behind the animated TV series Family Guy and The Simpsons produced the Cosmos reboot for Fox. Cosmos: A Personal Journey originally premiered on PBS and was hosted by the late astrophysicist Carl Sagan (1934-1996). It was based […]
The Christian faith is being attacked from all sides—from classrooms to billboards. As any student of the Bible and later history knows, there’s nothing new in this. It’s not a sign that the world is coming to an end. A majority of Christians never learn how to defend what they believe. Some claim that Christians should […]
All worldviews are by definition belief systems. A person does not have to believe in God to be considered religious. “Richard Dawkins has publicly admitted: ‘I believe, but I cannot prove, that all life, all intelligence, all creativity and all ‘design’ anywhere in the universe, is the direct or indirect product of Darwinian natural selection.’” How […]
Last week, we discussed the very real (and very near) prospect of integrating “autonomous robots” into our human society and what sort of ethical questions this might raise. When technological advancement begins to infringe upon personal privacy and freedom, citizens at all levels of political persuasion begin to raise a fuss (just ask President Bush). For some reason, we have this selfish idea that our technological inventions should serve us and not the other way around. The 1986 movie, Maximum Overdrive, which was written and directed by Stephen King, takes this belief about technology and turns it on its head.