Intelligent Design


iStock_000017595463MediumLast week Christianity Today posted an article discussing clergy and their views on origins. As the article reports, new Barna Group research (commissioned by BioLogos) “shows that a slight majority (54 percent) of Protestant pastors across all regions most likely identify with young-earth creation.” (more…)

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Next Saturday night (September 29) we’ll have a full moon over Southern California. As the legend goes, a full moon means an increase in lycanthropy—more commonly known as werewolf transformations! Monster-movie fan Sandra finds plenty of theological meat to chew on while watching her favorite creature features (like 1941’s The Wolf Man). She explains, “Werewolves are both human and monster. In a sense, they outwardly represent the inward struggle we all have between our greatness and wretchedness (the imago Dei and our sin nature).” (more…)

In a few days, fervent fans will scatter to the nearest theater to catch one of the most anticipated movies of the summer: The Amazing Spider-Man.

An exciting little detail about this franchise reboot is that it stays truer to the original comic books than previous films, with Spider-man (Andrew Garfield) shooting artificial webs from web-shooters (that he makes) rather than shooting organic webs from his wrists.

Might not seem like a big deal, but ask your friendly neighborhood comic book fan or bioengineer and you’ll discover the difference is huge! (more…)

In precisely one week Maureen and I will take the public bus of the skies to San Jose, CA. Our destination: A writers’ conference in Mount Hermon. In preparation for this (or any) trip, I must create what’s known as The List—an inventory of each day’s attire and complementing accessories to pack. (It’s a shameful habit, I know.)

Rather than suffer through my list, you might prefer one from astrophysicist Jeff Zweerink. Here Jeff shares his top 5 reasons to believe. (more…)

Why people are compelled to couple a hopeful word like “Spring” with a laborious task like “cleaning” I’ll never know. But alas, it’s time once again to hear that oxymoronic phrase and perhaps even (gulp) consider partaking in the dreadful suggestion.

Recently I’ve heard RNA biochemist Patricia Fanning talk about a different kind of spring cleaning. (more…)

Call me a skeptic. A nonbeliever. Even a hater. But in a perfect world—a world that suits my preferences, I should say—it doesn’t exist.

What is “It,” you ask? The Star Wars prequels, of course. (more…)

Last October, the church-sponsored small group my husband and I belong to welcomed two children into the world. I crocheted blankets for these latest arrivals. As I weaved the shiny hook in and out of loops of soft, pastel-colored yarn, I thought about what the psalmist described as God’s knitting project: (more…)

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