This week, world leaders have flown into Glasgow for the COP26 summit on the environment and combatting climate change. Two Christian responses to the summit raise some questions and challenges, First of all, a church in Glasgow responded by displaying this banner. Secondly, Justin Welby gave an interview where he commented that World leaders would… Continue reading In the face of climate change – what is our greatest need?
“Could God have created another world?” It was a classic question set for theological students when I was at Oak Hill. The question concerned God’s sovereignty and providence. On the one hand it was argued that this world is exactly the kind of world that you would expect to see, it is fitting to God’s… Continue reading A different world?
Another one of those questions put out on twitter. I suspect that what has provoked the question is that the possible existence of extra-Terrestrials and UFOs has been in the news recently due to reports that the Pentagon takes their existence seriously and treats reported sightings from military personnel as credible. Now, I remain sceptical.… Continue reading Could aliens exist and would it matter if they did?
We’re coming to the end of our Faithroots Live series on the doctrine of creation. You can watch back the online lectures/seminars via the Faithroots Urban facebook page. I’ve also been serialising the content again on faithroot.com. If you want all the content together in one place where you can download it and read it… Continue reading How did we get here?
If Genesis 1 introduces us to the creation of humanity, chapter 2 fleshes it out giving us a bit more detail about the creation of man and woman. At this stage we are told that there was no bushes and small plants of the field, a reference here I believe to cultivated plant life because… Continue reading Made for each other
If we are to understand what it means to be human, then we need to go back to what the Bible says about our origins about what it means for us to be created by God. This links to our studies on the Doctrine of Creation, to know who we are, we need to understand… Continue reading Made in God’s image
The case for evolution is based on looking at the data and evidence provided within the Universe. The argument is that what we observe about the age of the earth, solar system and galaxies, along with the patterns we can observe in the fossil record, point to gradual evolution over time. However, it is worth… Continue reading Evolution Challenged
The contemporary discussion about origins is usually polarised between Atheistic Evolution and some form of Creation or Intelligent Design approach. Later on, we are going to have a look at the Creation v Evolution debate; however, it is worth noting that, for most of history, atheistic evolution has not been the primary rival to the… Continue reading Rivals to creation
The first few chapters of Genesis are setting up the rest of the book. So, just as a film or novel will return to key places and characters and just as a particularly melody will keep appearing in a musical, so too, we can look forward to the themes we discover in these first few… Continue reading Creation and Biblical Theology
At this point, all looks well. God has created a good creation, fit for purpose. Humans live in that Creation, enjoying a garden paradise under God’s rule and blessing. They are responsible for caring for and ruling over creation. Then things start to go wrong The Enemy The Serpent’s cunning (v1). The snake is introduced… Continue reading The Challenge (Genesis 3)