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Ultra-Darwinism and Creation’s Sabbath: An Interview with Conor Cunningham, Part II

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In his recently published Darwin’s Pious Idea: Why the Ultra-Darwinists and Creationists Both Get it Wrong, Conor Cunningham, the Co-Director of the Centre of Theology and Philosophy at the University of Nottingham, surveys the vast expanse of evolutionary biology, evolutionary psychology, philosophy of mind, naturalism, and intelligent design and skillfully argues against the... Read More

Faith Beyond All Answers: A Response to John Piper’s Theodicy

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John Piper didn’t waste any time. Six days after the devastating earthquake in Japan, he published a post on his Desiring God blog entitled “Japan: After Empathy and Aid, People Want Answers.”  Here the revered Reformed Baptist theologian and pastor plunges (as he has done on many occasions before) boldly into the field of theodicy. For those who wonder why disasters like... Read More

Ultra-Darwinism and Creation’s Sabbath: An Interview with Conor Cunningham, Part I

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In his recently published Darwin’s Pious Idea: Why the Ultra-Darwinists and Creationists Both Get it Wrong, Conor Cunningham, the Co-Director of the Centre of Theology and Philosophy at the University of Nottingham, surveys the vast expanse of evolutionary biology, evolutionary psychology, philosophy of mind, naturalism, and intelligent design and skillfully argues against the... Read More

A Voice across the Great Chasm: An Interview with Miroslav Volf

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Miroslav Volf, the Henry B. Wright Professor of Systematic Theology at Yale Divinity School, is a world-renown theologian who combines impeccable scholarship with a deep passion for the church.  Shaped by his experience of growing up in a Christian community in communist Yugoslavia, Volf has provided an important, distinct theological voice to many of the social and theological... Read More

Let the Little Children Come to Me: A Review of Jeffrey Overstreet’s The Ale Boy’s Feast

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If there’s no feast for this appetite No reason in nursery rhymes Why can’t I shake this great and glorious lie? And if there’s no dawn beyond this dark No secret stair to climb Where did I learn the song that shakes the sky? —Partayn’s Song, The Ale Boy’s Feast   Jeffrey Overstreet. The Ale Boy's Feast. Colorado Springs, CO: Waterbrook Press, 2011. 400 pages.... Read More

Toward a New Moral Hagiography: An Interview with David Gushee

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David Gushee has spent more than twenty years as a writer, professor, and activist in the evangelical community. Often a minority voice—both within that world and in the broader Christian conversation—he advances a wide-ranging moral vision that insists on God’s care for society’s most vulnerable elements. His advocacy on behalf of the environment, the unborn, and victims... Read More

Joining the Communion of Saints and Writing the Unwritable Word

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When strangers at a party or on an airplane find out you’re in divinity school, they’ll want to tell you everything they think about God. You’re supposed to listen and nod profoundly, and you’d better not correct anything they say. You’ve signed up to be a pastoral counselor, whether you meant to or not. Perhaps you just wanted to study the doctrine of the communicatio... Read More

Economic Democracy and the Possibility of Real, Healthy Change: An Interview with Gary Dorrien

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Gary Dorrien, the Reinhold Niebuhr Professor of Social Ethics at Union Theological Seminary in the City of New York, has penned groundbreaking works on the history of social ethics, appeared with Bill Moyers to discuss the economic crisis, and been hailed as the hope of American liberal theology. In the midst of a diverse but fragmented tradition, Dorrien is largely unique for continuing... Read More

Religion and Its Discontents: A Review of The Myth of Religious Violence

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William T. Cavanaugh. The Myth of Religious Violence: Secular Ideology and the Roots of Modern Conflict. New York, NY: Oxford University Press, 2009. 296 pages. List price: $49.95 hardcover/$37.02 Kindle. Visit http://tiny.cc/iso45 to purchase the book from Amazon.com and help support TOJ. Over the past decade and a half, theologian William T. Cavanaugh has written at the convergence... Read More

Reviving the Stairway to Heaven: A Review of Calvin’s Ladder

Julie Canlis. Calvin’s Ladder: A Spiritual Theology of Ascent and Ascension. Grand Rapids, MI:  Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co., 2010. 336 pages. List price: $32.00 paperback/$17.60 Kindle. Click on the image to purchase from Amazon.com and help support TOJ

Julie Canlis. Calvin’s Ladder: A Spiritual Theology of Ascent and Ascension. Grand Rapids, MI: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co., 2010. 336 pages. List price: $32.00 paperback/$17.60 Kindle. Visit http://tiny.cc/iso45 (Amazon) to help support TOJ. There are plenty of reasons why it’s a bad idea to write a book about ascending spiritual heights. The first is because that book has... Read More