Day1 Articles Archive

Greg Cootsona: How Islam Engages Science: An interview with Nidhal Guessoum

The Rev. Dr. Greg Cootsona
Organization: Science for the Church
Denomination: Presbyterian Church (USA)

Science for the Church
Organization: Science for the Church
Denomination: n/a

Writing a book on science and religions (in the plural) introduced me to one of the key thought leaders on Islam and science, Algerian-born astrophysicist and NASA scientist Nidhal Guessoum. In my interview with him, you may be fascinated to learn that Islamic leaders grapple with some of the same anti-science attitudes that Christian leaders face.

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Frederick Buechner Sermon Illustration: Run With Perseverence (Hebrews 12:1-2)

The Rev. Frederick Buechner
Organization: Frederick Buechner Center
Denomination: Presbyterian Church (USA)

In our blog post every Monday we select a reading from the Revised Common Lectionary for the upcoming Sunday, and pair it with a Frederick Buechner reading on the same topic. Next Sunday we will celebrate the Tenth Sunday after Pentecost. Here is this week’s reading from the book of Hebrews...

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Walter Brueggemann: Strange Business

The Rev. Dr. Walter Brueggemann
Organization: Columbia Theological Seminary, Decatur, GA
Denomination: United Church of Christ

Church Anew
Organization: Church Anew - A Ministry of St. Andrew Lutheran Church, Eden Prairie, MN
Denomination: Evangelical Lutheran Church in America

Here is a new word you may not know, “schismogenesis,” that taken literally means “originated in a split.”

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Drew Rick-Miller: Science in Support of Children’s Ministry: (More) Q&A with Erin Smith

Drew Rick-Miller
Organization: Science for the Church
Denomination: Presbyterian Church (USA)

Science for the Church
Organization: Science for the Church
Denomination: n/a

In last week’s post, we introduced you to Erin Smith. We continue with her this week to learn about her research on children’s ministry. Her research is wide-ranging, but one focus is applying empirical questions to children’s ministry in an effort improve it.

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Frederick Buechner Sermon Illustration: Just Beyond Our Grasp (Hebrews 11:1)

The Rev. Frederick Buechner
Organization: Frederick Buechner Center
Denomination: Presbyterian Church (USA)

In our blog post every Monday we select a reading from the Revised Common Lectionary for the upcoming Sunday, and pair it with a Frederick Buechner reading on the same topic. Next Sunday we will celebrate the Twelfth Sunday after Pentecost. Here is this week’s reading from the book of Hebrews...

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Walter Brueggemann: On Breaking the Silence

The Rev. Dr. Walter Brueggemann
Organization: Columbia Theological Seminary, Decatur, GA
Denomination: United Church of Christ

Church Anew
Organization: Church Anew - A Ministry of St. Andrew Lutheran Church, Eden Prairie, MN
Denomination: Evangelical Lutheran Church in America

"Therefore the prudent will keep silent in such a time; for it is an evil time" (Amos 5:13). This odd verse is clearly a misfit in the Book of Amos...

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Drew Rick-Miller: Psychology for the Church - Q&A with Erin Smith

Drew Rick-Miller
Organization: Science for the Church
Denomination: Presbyterian Church (USA)

Science for the Church
Organization: Science for the Church
Denomination: n/a

I’m excited to introduce you to Erin Smith, the Fletcher Jones Foundation Endowed Professor of Research in psychology at California Baptist University. We met as advisors for the Science for Seminaries project—a program she calls “a really beautiful experience”—and I became aware of her work understanding faith and science and using psychology to strengthen the church.

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Henry Brinton: The dangerous roots of our American obsession with who’s “in” and who’s “out”

ReadTheSpirit.com
Organization: n/a
Denomination: n/a

The Rev. Henry Brinton
Organization: Fairfax Presbyterian Church, Fairfax, VA
Denomination: Presbyterian Church (USA)

One hundred years ago, cattle were put on trial in the United States. They were led into courtrooms to be sorted out by judges and juries. The cattle were divided into purebred bulls and scrub bulls.

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Frederick Buechner Sermon Illustration: Hosea and Gomer (Hosea 11:1-11)

The Rev. Frederick Buechner
Organization: Frederick Buechner Center
Denomination: Presbyterian Church (USA)

In our blog post every Monday we select a reading from the Revised Common Lectionary for the upcoming Sunday, and pair it with a Frederick Buechner reading on the same topic. Next Sunday we will celebrate the Eleventh Sunday after Pentecost. Here is this week’s reading from the book of Hosea...

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Walter Brueggemann: Biodiversity Contra Babel

The Rev. Dr. Walter Brueggemann
Organization: Columbia Theological Seminary, Decatur, GA
Denomination: United Church of Christ

Church Anew
Organization: Church Anew - A Ministry of St. Andrew Lutheran Church, Eden Prairie, MN
Denomination: Evangelical Lutheran Church in America

As long as we have assumed that the Bible has an anthropological accent, we have and do read the Bible as though the God of the Bible was solely preoccupied with the human project. Thus we have traditionally given almost exclusive attention to the human person as the crown of God’s creation, made in God’s image.

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Greg Cootsona: A Conversation with Ted Peters on Theology and Science

The Rev. Dr. Ted Peters
Organization: Pacific Lutheran Theological Seminary, Berkeley, CA
Denomination: Evangelical Lutheran Church in America

The Rev. Dr. Greg Cootsona
Organization: Science for the Church
Denomination: Presbyterian Church (USA)

Science for the Church
Organization: Science for the Church
Denomination: n/a

Ted Peters is Emeritus Professor of Systematic Theology and Ethics at Pacific Lutheran Theological Seminary in Berkeley, which is a part of the Graduate Theological Union (GTU) and affiliated with the world-renowned Center for Theology and the Natural Sciences. He also serves as a Lutheran pastor. In other words, he brings together both pastoral ministry and academic theology.

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Frederick Buechner Sermon Illustration: Ask For It (Luke 11:1-13)

The Rev. Frederick Buechner
Organization: Frederick Buechner Center
Denomination: Presbyterian Church (USA)

In our blog post every Monday we select a reading from the Revised Common Lectionary for the upcoming Sunday, and pair it with a Frederick Buechner reading on the same topic.

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Walter Brueggemann: The Hard Work of Exceptionalism

The Rev. Dr. Walter Brueggemann
Organization: Columbia Theological Seminary, Decatur, GA
Denomination: United Church of Christ

Church Anew
Organization: Church Anew - A Ministry of St. Andrew Lutheran Church, Eden Prairie, MN
Denomination: Evangelical Lutheran Church in America

The Bible knows that every claim to chosenness brings with it hard questions and leaves open the questioning that admits no “ease in Zion,” that is, no ease among the would-be chosen.

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Eric Barreto: When God Surprises Us

The Rev. Dr. Eric Barreto
Organization: Princeton Theological Seminary, Princeton, NJ
Denomination: Cooperative Baptist Fellowship

Church Anew
Organization: Church Anew - A Ministry of St. Andrew Lutheran Church, Eden Prairie, MN
Denomination: Evangelical Lutheran Church in America

Do you ever wonder what God’s voice sounds like? Do you ever wonder if you would recognize God’s voice if God whispered in your ear or thundered from a mountain? I mean, we confess week after week that the Scriptures are God’s word, but what voice do you hear when we together declare, “The word of the Lord?”

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Ed Rosado: Engaging Science with Marginalized Communities of Faith

Science for the Church
Organization: Science for the Church
Denomination: n/a

At Science for the Church, we take inclusion, diversity, and equity very seriously. This is why we recently convened advisors at Howard University School of Divinity and engaged this group of friends, old and new, with a profound desire not only to be sharpened but also influenced by our discussion.

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Frederick Buechner Sermon Illustration: Amos (Amos 8:1-12)

The Rev. Frederick Buechner
Organization: Frederick Buechner Center
Denomination: Presbyterian Church (USA)

In our blog post every Monday we select a reading from the Revised Common Lectionary for the upcoming Sunday, and pair it with a Frederick Buechner reading on the same topic. Next Sunday we will celebrate the Ninth Sunday after Pentecost. Here is this week’s reading from the book of Amos...

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Walter Brueggemann: God Will Not Be Mocked

The Rev. Dr. Walter Brueggemann
Organization: Columbia Theological Seminary, Decatur, GA
Denomination: United Church of Christ

Church Anew
Organization: Church Anew - A Ministry of St. Andrew Lutheran Church, Eden Prairie, MN
Denomination: Evangelical Lutheran Church in America

Those who mock the poor insult their Maker; Those who are glad at calamity will not go unpunished (Proverbs 17:5; see 14:21, 22:9, 28:3).

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Ed Rosado: Making Science Relevant in Hispanic Churches: Q & A with Pastor and Community Leader Rev. Marcio Sierra

Science for the Church
Organization: Science for the Church
Denomination: n/a

Edgar Rosado talks with Hispanic community leader the Rev. Marcio Sierra about science in their churches.

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Frederick Buechner Sermon Illustration: Neighbor (Luke 10:25-37)

The Rev. Frederick Buechner
Organization: Frederick Buechner Center
Denomination: Presbyterian Church (USA)

In our blog post every Monday we select a reading from the Revised Common Lectionary for the upcoming Sunday, and pair it with a Frederick Buechner reading on the same topic. Next Sunday we will celebrate the Eighth Sunday after Pentecost. Here is this week’s reading from the gospel of Luke...

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Frederick Buechner Sermon Illustration: Hands for the Harvest (Luke 10:1-3)

The Rev. Frederick Buechner
Organization: Frederick Buechner Center
Denomination: Presbyterian Church (USA)

In our blog post every Monday we select a reading from the Revised Common Lectionary for the upcoming Sunday, and pair it with a Frederick Buechner reading on the same topic. Next Sunday, we will celebrate the Seventh Sunday after Pentecost. Here is this week’s reading from the gospel of Luke...

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