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Let’s Not Surrender Science to the Secular World! (Part 1) This article offers a sympathetic critique of the integration of Christian faith and secular forms of knowledge, such as science, as an alternative to the anti-intellectualism of many conservative religious groups in America. Resource type: Article Source: Biologos Author: Mark H. Mann Let’s Not Surrender Science to the Secular World! (Part 2) This article offers an introduction to Gnosticism, noting how Gnostic attitudes have emerged in contemporary anti-scientific attitudes among some Christians. Resource type: Article Source: Biologos Author: Mark H. Mann Stupid is Repairable: Growing as Thoughtful Followers of Jesus You can't fix stupid. Or can you? Derek Vreeland offers a hopeful perspective on the process of discipleship that reminds us that the Holy Spirit can renew us to be the best version of ourselves. Resource type: Article Source: Missio Alliance Author: Derek Vreeland The Organic Intellectual David Fitch writes that the church needs theologians who have one foot in the “Ivory Tower” and one foot on the ground in ministry, and can produce theology that moves practice towards emerging social situations. Resource type: Article Source: Missio Alliance Author: David Fitch Graduation Sunday In this article, Juan Floyd-Thomas reflects on how education is often viewed in the African American community and provides suggestions for planning a Graduation Sunday service. Resource type: Article Source: The African American Lectionary Author: Juan M Floyd-Thomas The Wardrobe of Easter: Learning God’s Word An essential aspect of the Christian life is listening to and obeying God's word. As part of a series on "The Wardrobe of Easter," Dale Cooper reflects on the learning and teaching of truth in the... Resource type: Devotional Source: Calvin Institute of Christian Worship Author: Dale J. Cooper The Philosopher’s Reflections on the Rosary In this Catholic essay, philosopher Raymond Dennehy reflects on the rosary, suggesting that the mystery of the rosary explicitly shows, in a concrete and human way, the hand of God in our daily lives. Resource type: Article Source: Homiletic and Pastoral Review Author: Raymond Dennehy Youth Day: Youth and Health This sermon starter and commentary on 1 Corinthians 3:16-17 offers worship resources from an African American perspective for a Youth Day service, addressing issues that affect the health of young people. Resource type: Sermon Starter/Outline Source: The African American Lectionary Author: Brandon McCormack Freedom in Sola Scriptura The Bible is our authority for faith and practice, to which tradition, personal experience, and reason ultimately submit. But when our interpretations err, we have the freedom to consult sources of knowledge outside of Scripture. Resource type: Article Source: Biologos Author: Kathryn Applegate Evangelical Identity In this interview Mark Noll explores the defining characteristics of America's evangelicals. Resource type: Audio/Video Source: Religion & Ethics Newsweekly Author: Judy Valente "Lady Wisdom Suggests that Ignorance Leads to ..." "Maybe it is more important than ever to uphold and promote the value of critical thinking and continuing education in our churches. The journey to faith in Jesus Christ means embarking upon a lifelong commitment to... Resource type: Sermon Starter/Outline Source: Discipleship Ministries Author: Dawn Chesser How Did the Reformation Reform the Study of Nature? The Reformation isn’t solely responsible for modern science, but Protestantism and modern science developed simultaneously. This article suggests that is not a coincidence, arguing the reformation as one of the keys that brought on modern science. Resource type: Article Source: Biologos Author: Mark Noll Thinking as a Christian An article about thinking as a Christian suggesting that, in a highly polarized world, it is important to remember that the lack of real communication causes a breakdown in civility, and an increase in ignorance. Resource type: Article Source: Homiletic and Pastoral Review Author: Matthew Anger Fourth Sunday after the Epiphany/The Presentation of the Lord (Candlemas) This resource provides suggestions for planning worship for the fourth Sunday after Epiphany, including lectionary texts, sermon notes, hymns, and prayers.   Resource type: Sermon Starter/Outline Source: Discipleship Ministries Educating for the Kingdom Richard Mouw's message presents a vision for theological education emphasizing restlessness, patience, academic quality, theological integrity, and gentleness. Resource type: Sermon (Complete) Source: Fuller Studio Author: Richard J. Mouw Ministry is Not Easier than Theology This video argues that divinity schools should integrate practical and systematic theology to benefit both disciplines and better prepare students for ministry. Resource type: Audio/Video Source: Faith and Leadership Author: Sarah Coakley Science and Religion: Mixed Results Rusty Pritchard addresses the widespread belief that science and religion are opposed to one another. Scientific studies about the relationship between the two offer mixed results, and Pritchard provides some interpretations of the data. Resource type: Article Source: Biologos Author: Rusty Pritchard Postmodernism and Community Memory This article explores the relationship between Postmodernism and community memory, specifically discussing how it's possible to honor memory while still keeping worship relevant to postmodern people. Resource type: Article Source: Calvin Institute of Christian Worship Author: Joan Huyser-Honig Ministry is not easier than theology Sarah Coakley advocates for the integration of practical and systematic theology in theological education. Resource type: Article Source: Faith and Leadership Author: Sarah Coakley A Lesson in Maturity In this sermon on 1 Corinthians 14:12b-20, Arthur Landwehr uses the examples of several new American religious movements (Scientology, e.g.) to discuss the importance of spiritual maturity. Resource type: Sermon Illustration Source: Arthur Landwehr Sermon Collection Author: Arthur Landwehr
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