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Blog Upgrade Update

Blog Upgrade Update

We are praying for one Thinking Christian reader to step up and provide the support needed for a blog speed upgrade, one to contribute toward essential study materials, and one to join in with us on toward meeting our ongoing ministry expenses. Might you be one of those three? Thank you for praying about it.

More New Christian Blogs in 2010

More New Christian Blogs in 2010

Many thanks once again to bloggers who have responded to my call for a list of new Christian blogs in 2010. As I said last week, I will feature several of them but not until after New Year’s Day, because of the slow traffic here during the holiday season. The invitation remains open until January 7. If you have (or know of) a Christian blog that started up in 2010, please leave a comment either here or at the original…

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“Thinking Christian” Blog Upgrade Opportunity

“Thinking Christian” Blog Upgrade Opportunity

As 2010 comes to a close, I’d like to ask you to consider a contribution to Thinking Christian as part of the ministry God has given me with Campus Crusade for Christ and BreakPoint. The goal of this website is to represent the reality of Jesus Christ in his truth and grace, and to give readers like you a chance to take part in conversations related to that reality. This blog could use a speed upgrade. Maybe you’ve noticed that….

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Worldview and Pastoral Ministry

Worldview and Pastoral Ministry

The other day I had lunch with a pastor friend from a church other than the one I attend. He asked me an important question, something like the one that follows here. This isn’t quite what he asked, but he would see a close resemblance to it: “I get emails and letters telling me Christianity is under some new attack almost every day. What I as a pastor want to know is this. Men and women in our church are…

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Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas!

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Mark Perakh and the Ironies of Philosophy and Science

Mark Perakh and the Ironies of Philosophy and Science

Mark Perakh is practically beside himself over an article by secular philosopher of science Michael Ruse. Some context on that might be helpful. He writes, Before discussing his idea, let me evince my (admittedly controversial) view of philosophy of science. I dare to claim that the sole value of philosophy of science is its entertaining ability. I doubt that all the multiple opuses debating various aspects of the philosophy of science have ever produced even a minute amount of anything…

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“Why December 25 is Christmas”

“Why December 25 is Christmas”

It’s not what you think: Christmas on December 25 is NOT due to there being a pagan holiday on that day. Repeat: Christmas is NOT based on the Roman festival of Sol Invictus. Substantial scholarship has shot down that theory, but we keep hearing it–in the press, in books that try to debunk Christianity [From Cranach: Why December 25 is Christmas] A new report from Biblical Archaeology Review ought to put that myth to rest forever.

“Observations: In praise of scientific error”

“Observations: In praise of scientific error”

Question: who said this? [S]cientists still worry about overcaution. Young scientists, especially, can be afraid of asking questions or delving into foundational questions for fear they’ll be thought stupid or loco—with good reason. Granting agencies such as the National Science Foundation and National Institutes of Health are notoriously conservative…. So how do scientists encourage productive risk-taking? Several conferences I’ve been to have had brainstorming sessions where scientists were encouraged to spill whatever was on their minds and not worry about…

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New Christian Blogs in 2010

New Christian Blogs in 2010

Many thanks to bloggers who have responded to my call for a list of new Christian blogs in 2010. I will feature several of them, but not until after New Year’s Day. Traffic here always slows down the week before and after Christmas, so I’m going to wait until we can expect more visitors. The invitation is open until January 7. If you have (or know of) a Christian blog that started up in 2010, please leave a comment either…

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