Resources on Ted Davis

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What’s Wrong with the “Conflict Thesis” Article by Ted Davis https://biologos.org/blogs/ted-davis-reading-the-book-of-nature/new-atheists-the-god-of-the-gaps-and-whats-wrong-with-the-conflict-thesis Article by Ted Davis Topics: Religion , History , Conflict , Science Source: Biologos Ted Davis rejects the "conflict thesis"—that is, the idea that science and religion are intrinsically opposed—on historical grounds. Such a view ignores the real complexity of the relationship between science and faith. Scientific Pantheism and the God of the Physicists Article by Ted Davis https://biologos.org/blogs/ted-davis-reading-the-book-of-nature/scientific-pantheism-and-the-god-of-the-physicists Article by Ted Davis Topics: Atheism , Philosophy , Naturalism , Creation Source: Biologos Juxtaposing the claims of theists with those of scientific naturalists, this article by Ted Davis and Stephen Snobelen argues that the belief systems of some New Atheists veer closer to pantheism and deism than to atheism. New Atheists and the “Conflict” Between Science and Religion Article by Ted Davis https://biologos.org/blogs/ted-davis-reading-the-book-of-nature/new-atheists-and-the-conflict-between-science-and-religion Article by Ted Davis Topics: Religion , History , Conflict , Science Source: Biologos Ted Davis argues against the Conflict Thesis—which claims that there is an essential conflict between science and religion. This position has long been left behind by most professional historians of science, irrespective of their own belief.... Faith and Doubt: Two Sides of the Same Coin Sermon Illustration by Ted Davis https://biologos.org/blogs/ted-davis-reading-the-book-of-nature/faith-and-doubt-two-sides-of-the-same-coin Sermon Illustration by Ted Davis Topics: Faith , Religion , Work , Doubt Source: Biologos Ted Davis reflects on the story of scientist Robert Boyle, whose lifelong spiritual doubts played a positive role in driving him "to ferret out the rational foundations and implications of his faith." Science, Religion, and the New Atheism Article by Ted Davis https://biologos.org/blogs/ted-davis-reading-the-book-of-nature/science-religion-and-the-new-atheism-introduction Article by Ted Davis Topics: Faith , Religion , Atheism , Science Source: Biologos Ted Davis presents an in-depth look at new atheism, the message of which is simple: science is good and religion is evil. Davis argues that science need not be rejected in order to counter this claim. The Serpent and the Trees: Trouble in the Garden of Eden Commentary/Exegesis by Ted Davis https://biologos.org/blogs/ted-davis-reading-the-book-of-nature/the-serpent-and-the-trees-trouble-in-the-garden-of-eden Commentary/Exegesis by Ted Davis Topics: Sin , Creation , Original Sin , Evolution Source: Biologos An article by Ted Davis (part 7 in a series) that explores the creation account in Genesis as a myth that illustrates the roots of evil with symbolic characters such as the serpent. Tracking Dinosaurs and Finding God Article by Ted Davis https://biologos.org/blogs/ted-davis-reading-the-book-of-nature/tracking-dinosaurs-and-finding-god Article by Ted Davis Topics: Science and Nature , Creation , Theology , Church History Source: Biologos Ted Davis' article describes the academic career of the nineteenth-century theologian and geologist Edward Hitcock. Upon arguing that God's creative activity is evident in "an ancient Earth," Hitcock received criticism from atheist scholars and Christians alike. Through Science to God: Eugenics as Religion Article by Ted Davis https://biologos.org/blogs/ted-davis-reading-the-book-of-nature/through-science-to-god-eugenics-as-religion Article by Ted Davis Topics: Religion , Evolution , Science , History Source: Biologos In this article, Ted Davis traces the interesting history of Christians using evolutionary science to justify un-Christian views, and suggests a better relationship between science and Christian faith. Theistic Evolution: Kenosis, Eschatology, Original Sin, and Adam and Eve Article by Ted Davis https://biologos.org/blogs/ted-davis-reading-the-book-of-nature/science-and-the-bible-theistic-evolution-part-4 Article by Ted Davis Topics: Eschatology , Fall , Theodicy , Adam Source: Biologos Following an exploration of the eschatological implications of "divine kenosis," this article by Ted Davis discusses how theistic evolution impacts whether we believe in the existence of both original sin and a historical Adam and Eve.... The Romance of Natural History Article by Ted Davis https://biologos.org/blogs/ted-davis-reading-the-book-of-nature/the-romance-of-natural-history Article by Ted Davis Topics: Creation , History , Science and Nature , America Source: Biologos Describing how the United States of America became fascinated by natural history, Ted Davis' article contains depictions of early Christian science and excerpts from Tennyson's poem "In Memoriam" that reflect on God's destructive creation through nature. Did John Calvin Make God a Liar? Article by Ted Davis https://biologos.org/blogs/ted-davis-reading-the-book-of-nature/did-john-calvin-make-god-a-liar Article by Ted Davis Topics: Creation , Heaven , God , John Calvin Source: Biologos Ted Davis discusses John Calvin's view that biblical writers gave descriptions of nature in terms understandable to ordinary persons, and the scientific details were not always correct. Does Modern Science Make Jesus a Liar? Commentary/Exegesis by Ted Davis https://biologos.org/blogs/ted-davis-reading-the-book-of-nature/does-modern-science-make-jesus-a-liar Commentary/Exegesis by Ted Davis Topics: Jesus , Creation , Creationism , Earth Source: Biologos Ted Davis discusses interpretations of Jesus' statements about the creation of "male and female" (Mark 10:6) and about the size of the mustard seed (Matthew 13:32; Mark 4:31). Empowering Young Adults Song/Hymn by Michelle Riley Jones http://www.theafricanamericanlectionary.org/PopupWorshipAid.asp?LRID=149 Song/Hymn by Michelle Riley Jones Topics: Worship , Intergenerational issues , Worship Planning , Music Source: The African American Lectionary Practical worship planning notes, a responsive congregational reading based on Luke 13:10-17, and music suggestions for a Young Adult worship service that encourages active engagement with young adults in the community. Science and Faith in Harmony Article by Joan Huyser-Honig http://worship.calvin.edu/resources/resource-library/science-and-faith-in-harmony-positive-ways-to-include-science-in-worship Article by Joan Huyser-Honig Topics: Culture , Worship , Science , Creation Source: Calvin Institute of Christian Worship Deborah Haarsma and Scott Hoezee explain how worship that honors God as Creator can defuse culture wars between science and faith and present helpful ways in which to include science in worship. Science and the Bible: Concordism, Part 1 Article by Ted Davis https://biologos.org/blogs/ted-davis-reading-the-book-of-nature/science-and-the-bible-concordism-part-1 Article by Ted Davis Topics: Creation , History , Creationism , Earth Source: Biologos Ted Davis's article outlines the history of the concordist view of old-earth creationism. Davis explains that concordists believe that a harmonious interpretation between scripture and nature is possible through theories regarding time in Genesis 1. Truth Telling and Race in the “United” States Article by Anna MacDonald http://www.ekklesiaproject.org/blog/2015/08/truth-telling-and-race-in-the-united-states/ Article by Anna MacDonald Topics: Racism , Community , Truth , Christ Source: Ekklesia Project Reflecting on principles of Christian living in Ephesians 4:25-5:2, Anna McDonald applies the command to speak the truth (v. 25) to the need for truth-telling about the church's complicity in racism. A Question of Catholic Honesty Article by Daniel C. Maguire http://www.religion-online.org/article/a-question-of-catholic-honesty/ Article by Daniel C. Maguire Topics: Medical controversies , Abortion , Morality Source: Religion Online Abortion is always tragic, but the tragedy of abortion is not always immoral. Hand-wringingly sensitive to divergent views, Catholic bishops give all sides a hearing, but change the topic to abortion, and nothing is the same. Is There Any Value to Institutions and Traditions? Sermon (Complete) by Arthur Landwehr http://collections.carli.illinois.edu:80/cdm/ref/collection/uni_sermons/id/838 Sermon (Complete) by Arthur Landwehr Topics: Tradition , Institution , Church , Cynicism Source: Arthur Landwehr Sermon Collection A transcript of a sermon by Arthur Landwehr on Ezekiel 34:11-24 that addresses the cynicism people feel towards tradition and institutions. Ezekiel speaks of the renewal of God's people (their tradition and his temple (the institution).... Christian Perspectives on Suicide Article by William E. Phipps http://www.religion-online.org/article/christian-perspectives-on-suicide/ Article by William E. Phipps Topics: Dying and Rising with Christ , Death , Life Source: Religion Online There is no explicit prohibition of suicide anywhere in the canonical texts of Christianity. This choice might be found to be reasoned, appropriate, altruistic, sacrificial, and loving. Science and the Bible: Assessing the Evangelical Encounter with Evolution Article by Ted Davis https://biologos.org/blogs/ted-davis-reading-the-book-of-nature/science-and-the-bible-assessing-the-evangelical-encounter-with-evolution Article by Ted Davis Topics: Evangelism , Belief , Evolution , Science Source: Biologos Ted Davis looks at the tense situation between evangelicals and science. He shares his assessment on what this looks like, but then also wants to hear from his readers what they think.

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