Old Testament: Genesis 37:1-4, 12-28 or 1 Kings 19:9-18Psalter: Psalm 105: 1-6, 16-22, 45 or Psalm 85:8-13Epistle: Romans 10:5-15Gospel: Matthew 14:22-33___Through the storms of life, O God, you are with your people in the…
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The Wesley Center Online defines the heart of Wesleyanism:Wesleyanism or Wesleyan theology is the system of Christian theology of Methodism taught by John Wesley. At its heart, the theology of John Wesley stressed the life of Christian holiness: to lov…
A second post in the series from Biologos:___Robin Pals Rylaarsdam, acting dean of the College of Science and professor of biological sciences, Benedictine UniversityMy faith provides motivation and meaning to my work. God, the source of all things, ha…
Romans 10:5-15Valentine’s Day has become one of the biggest holidays of the year– a day to find ways to express love to our significant other, whomever that may be. Cards are the most common gifts on Valentine’s Day followed by candy and flowers. Vale…
Old Testament: Genesis 32:22-31 or Isaiah 55:1-5Psalter: Psalm 17:1-7, 15 or Psalm 145:8-9, 14-21Epistle: Romans 9:1-5Gospel: Matthew 14:13-21___God beyond all seeing and knowing, we meet you in the night of change and cri…
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Priests mistaken for bachelor party turned away by UK pub
From Associated Press
August 01, 2017 11:36 AM EST
LONDON (AP) — A British pub has apologized for turning away a group of trainee priests after mistaking them for rowdy bachelor-party revelers in costume.
The Archdiocese of Cardiff said Tuesday that seven Roman Catholic seminarians went to the City Arms in Cardiff, Wales, last week to celebrate the ordination of one of the group.
Father Michael Doyle said the clerics were turned away by a doorman, who told them “sorry gents, we have a policy of no fancy dress and no stag dos.”
Doyle said the group was reprieved when a bar manager realized the clergyman were real. They were allowed in and given a round of beer on the house.
Assistant manager Matt Morgan said “thankfully they were all great sports and saw the funny side of the situation.”
Jeff Hardin, chair of the department of zoology, University of Wisconsin (BioLogos Board Chair)
I’m a Christian because the Christian story of the world– and of myself– makes sense of reality. The Gospel – an old English word for “Good News”– is a Big Story that involves each one of us, but it’s also one of cosmic proportions…. the Big Story of the Scriptures is consilient with all that we know. It makes sense of the moral nature of reality that we all perceive, the “unreasonable reasonableness” (to borrow from physicist Eugene Wigner) of the universe, and of our own ability to perceive the moral and rational fabric of reality.
Roseanne Sension, professor of chemistry, University of Michigan
I am convinced that the purposelessness of a purely natural/materialistic outlook is missing something significant. There is a purpose to our existence that goes beyond chemistry, physics and biology. Of course, Christianity is not the only possible solution to this problem. I am a Christian because the overarching story of purpose and redemption and the ethical vision for love, service, justice is compelling.
Ian Hutchinson, professor of nuclear science and engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
I became a Christian, as an undergraduate at Cambridge University, because of the person of Jesus.
…it was only then that I heard clearly and came to accept that the evidence for his Resurrection is strong, and gives good reason to believe it is true.
My subsequent decades of experience in the Christian faith have confirmed to me the reality of God’s presence, and my intellectual exploration has strengthened my conviction that the Gospel is supported by compelling evidence and logical arguments.
More responses from believing scientists can be found here.
In Romans 9:1-5 the Apostle Paul expresses a powerful sentiment of his willingness to sacrifice himself for the sake of his own people, Israel. “I am speaking the truth in Christ– I am not lying; my conscience confirms it by the Holy Spirit– I have great sorrow and unceasing anguish in my heart. For I could wish that I myself were accursed and cut off from Christ for the sake of my own people, my kindred according to the flesh.”
Incredible words indeed. Paul is willing to stand in the place of judgment for his own people, Israel if it will redeem them. What kind of courage is required for such sacrifice? Why is it that Paul feels such passion for his kinfolk by flesh—by race?