Areopagite

Posing a certain controversial question—“Do infants go to heaven?”, “Should we have theological reservations about multi-site churches?”, etc.—then soliciting a handful of respected and representative contributors to respond.

Disability and the Resurrection
April 21, 2022
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Transhumanism and the Image of God
February 25, 2022
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Divine Action and the Laws of Nature
June 28, 2021
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Coronavirus and the Goodness of Creation
November 5, 2020
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Prosperity Gospel, Healing, and Divine Action
December 18, 2019
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Freedom, Determinism, and the Natural Sciences
December 2, 2019
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Chance and Providence
September 23, 2019
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Creationism Embattled Yet Resilent
June 21, 2019
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Intelligent Design, Science, and Religion
May 21, 2019
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Old But Not Evolving
April 15, 2019
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Divine Intervention in Evolutionary Creationism
March 13, 2019
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Modern Assumptions About Certainty
February 20, 2019
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The Groaning of Creation
September 20, 2018
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Scripture's Cosmology
August 30, 2018
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On Human Mortality
May 15, 2018
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Science and Intelligent Design
February 16, 2018
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Disability and the Resurrection
April, 2022

Will (all) disabilities be (completely) healed in the resurrection?

Disability and the Resurrection: An Introduction
D. Christopher Ralston
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Shining through the Cracks
D. Christopher Ralston
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Impairments in the Resurrection?
John Berkman
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Sin, Resurrection, and Disability
Devan Stahl
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Why Heaven Is Not Just a Better Version of Vegas
Brian Brock
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As a Seed Is to the Plant
Benjamin T. Conner
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Transhumanism and the Image of God
February, 2022

Can reflection on transhumanism help clarify what we mean by imago Dei?

Transhumanism and the Image of God
Nathan Barczi
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The Goodness of Creaturely Limitations
Nathan Barczi
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Dialing Up the Contrast
Jeff Hardin
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Made in God’s Image in Order to Become More Like Christ
Christina Bieber Lake
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The Frailties of Embodied Existence
C. Ben Mitchell
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Image and Transhumanism
Stephen Williams
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Divine Action and the Laws of Nature
June, 2021

Does God break the laws of nature when he acts in the world?

How Should We Understand Miracles?
Hans Madueme
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The Terms of the Debate
Peter Harrison
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How the Laws of Nature Leave Room
for God's Action
Barbara Drossel
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An Invitation to Answer No
James N. Anderson
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Lawbreaker?
Jeffrey Koperski
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The Compatibility of Natural Laws and Miraculous Divine Action
Steven Horst
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Coronavirus and the Goodness of Creation
November, 2020

Is the Coronavirus evil?

Coronavirus and the Goodness of Creation
Hans Madueme
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Naming Natural Evils
Jim Stump
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The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly
Gerald L. Bray
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A Wheat and Weeds Creation
Gregory A. Boyd
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Where the Coronavirus Didn’t Originate—and Maybe Did
John G. Stackhouse, Jr.
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In Death as in Life
Katherine Sonderegger
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Is the Coronavirus Still Not Evil? A Rejoinder
Daniel Harrell
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Prosperity Gospel, Healing, and Divine Action
December, 2019

Why do Christians outside the West experience far more instances of miraculous divine activity than their brothers and sisters in the West?

Prosperity Gospel, Healing, and Divine Action: An Introduction
Hans Madueme
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Cultural Worldview and Spiritual Dynamics
Chul-Soo Caleb Kim
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An African Perspective on Miracles and Divine Action
Bulus Galadima
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Reflections on Miraculous Divine Activity by a Christian Anthropologist
Robert Priest
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Inseparability Between the African and Biblical Worlds
Kwabena Asamoah-Gyadu
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Miraculous Divine Activity and Religious Worldviews
Jungja Ma
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Freedom, Determinism, and the Natural Sciences
December, 2019

How does your discipline contribute to the wider discussion on freedom and determinism?

Freedom, Determinism, and the Natural Sciences
Thomas H. McCall
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Psychology and its Unresolved “Issues”: The Case of Determinism
James Cresswell
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The Convention and Neuroscience of Free Will
Jason D. Runyan
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Determinism and Freedom: The Perspective of Genetics
Denis Alexander
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Physics and the Laws of Nature
Jeffrey Koperski
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Troubled by Scientific Determinism? Don’t Believe the Hype
Hans Madueme
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Freedom and Determinism in Science and Theology
Thomas H. McCall
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Chance and Providence
September, 2019

What is chance? How is it different from randomness? What place do these concepts have within Christian faith and understanding?

What Are the Chances?
Daniel Treier
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Sensing Chance, Defining Randomness
Vern Poythress
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Why Christians Struggle to Think Theologically About Chance
Josh Reeves
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Chance Encounters: Signs, Wonders, and Randomness
Dru Johnson
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Chance, Randomness, and Providence: Continuing a Conversation
Greg Welty
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Chance and Randomness: A Conversation with Myself
John Wilson
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Creationism Embattled Yet Resilent
June, 2019

Is it really tenable to be a young earth creationist in the face of the overwhelming scientific evidence that counts against it?

Creationism Embattled yet Resilient: An Introduction
Hans Madueme
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Young Earth Creationism Is Not Young
Joseph Francis
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Dealing with Deep Time
Steven Gollmer
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The Evidence of Science and Scripture
Stephen Lloyd
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Finite Games, Infinite Games, and Creation
Marcus Ross
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Placing Assumptions in the Dock
Gordon Wilson
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Creationism Embattled yet Resilient: A Redirect
Hans Madueme
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Creation Speaks
Joseph Francis
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Scientific Paradigms and Theological Necessity
Steven Gollmer
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Clarity on the Methodology
Stephen Lloyd
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Lest Anyone Cheat You
Gordon Wilson
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Engaging Creationists and Critics in the Infinite Game
Marcus Ross
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Intelligent Design, Science, and Religion
May, 2019

If intelligent design is not religiously motivated, why hasn’t it gained traction among mainstream scientists?

Intelligent Design as Science or Religion? An Introduction
Hans Madueme
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Evidence, Objectivity, and Traction
Ann Gauger
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Challenging Assumptions That Restrict
Paul Nelson
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The Motivations Are Irrelevant
Marcos Eberlin
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A Rose by Any Other Name
Wayne Rossiter
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Consider Me Evidence
Günter Bechly
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Intelligent Design as Science or Religion? A Redirect
Hans Madueme
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Intelligence, Reality, and Truth-Seeking Science
Paul Nelson
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Let the Data Speak
Marcos Eberlin
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The Next Phase of Intelligent Design
Wayne Rossiter
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Answering Questions, Addressing Objections
Günter Bechly
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Science as Reality Check
Ann Gauger
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Old But Not Evolving
April, 2019

Given your acceptance of the scientific consensus on the age of the cosmos, why do you reject the consensus regarding human evolution?

Old but Not Evolving: An Introduction
Hans Madueme
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Weighing the Evidence of the Two Books
David Snoke
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The Suspicious Package of Evolution
Ted Cabal
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How High are the Stakes?
Ken Keathley
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Improvising within a Nonlinear Storyline
Tim Morris
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A Signature for Creation
Fazale Rana
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Old but Not Evolving: A Redirect
Hans Madueme
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Living with the Tensions That Persist
David Snoke
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Consensus, Theories, and Rejecting Human Evolution
Ted Cabal
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Having Your Steak and Eating It Too
Ken Keathley
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Limits, Authorities, and Sphere Sovereignty
Tim Morris
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Not Your Grandfather's Concordism
Fazale Rana
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Divine Intervention in Evolutionary Creationism
March, 2019

Does evolutionary creationism allow for divine intervention?

Divine Intervention after Darwin: An Introduction
Hans Madueme
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Defining the Relationship between Evolution and Divine Intervention
Jim Stump
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This Question Is a Moving Target
Michael Behe
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Perspectives on Evolution and the Potential of Paleoanthropology
Niamh Middleton
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Preserving the Particularity of Divine Intervention
Denis Alexander
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The Theological Interpretation of Evolutionary Biology
Robert Russell
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Divine Intervention after Darwin: A Redirect
Hans Madueme
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Theology, Science, and the Kingdom of God
Jim Stump
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Unintended Randomness and Detecting Design
Michael Behe
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Bodies, Souls, and Complementary Accounts of the Human
Niamh Middleton
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What Do We Understand by Special Providence?
Denis Alexander
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Resurrecting Divine Action
Robert Russell
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Modern Assumptions About Certainty
February, 2019

Would we have fewer conflicts between science and theology if we challenged our modern assumptions about certainty?

Certainty in Science and Theology: An Introduction
Chris Firestone
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The Autonomy of the Respective Domains
Carlos Bovell
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The Elusive Illusion of Certainty
Paul Allen
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The Problems of Certainty and the Claims to Truth
Susan Schreiner
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The Groaning of Creation
September, 2018

What does Paul have in mind when he speaks of creation's groaning in Romans 8?

Creation's Groaning: An Introduction
Joshua Jipp
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The Tales of Two Cities
Siu Fung Wu
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From Ruin to Renewal
Jonathan Moo
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Birth Pangs or Death Sentence?
Mark Seifrid
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Groaning for Glory
Marcus Mininger
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Scripture's Cosmology
August, 2018

Does the Bible teach a wrong cosmology, and does the doctrine of accommodation shed any light on this question?

Once More on Accommodation: An introduction
Hans Madueme
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We Are Earth-Bounded Humans in Every Way
Ardel Caneday
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Teaches or Employs? Six Reasons to Accept Accommodation
Denis Lamoureux
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Teaches or Assumes? Ancient Near Eastern Cosmology
Kyle Greenwood
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Truth, Usefulness, and Phenomenological Language
Noel Weeks
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On Human Mortality
May, 2018

Were humans mortal before the fall?

The Enigma of Death: An introduction
Hans Madueme
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Humans Created Mortal, with the Possibility of Eternal Life
J. Richard Middleton
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Irenaeus, Augustine, and Evolutionary Science
Andrew McCoy
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Mortal before the Fall? I Don’t Know, I Don’t Think You Do, and It Doesn’t Matter
C. John Collins
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Death, the Last Enemy
Todd Beall
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Was Adam Created Mortal or Immortal? Getting Beyond the Labels
Joshua Van Ee
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Bearing the Marks of Our Mortality
Gijsbert van den Brink
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Science and Intelligent Design
February, 2018

Can science detect intelligent design?

Can Science Detect Intelligent Design? An Introduction
Hans Madueme
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Is Design Detectable? An Unambiguous Yes. But!
Michael Ruse
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A Story We Can Understand, Told with Chemistry
Ben McFarland
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On Why Design Might Be Detectable
Tony Jelsma
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Science Detects Order and Directionality, Faith Sees the Purposes of an Intelligent Creator
Deborah Haarsma
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Purposive, Intelligent Design is Detectable via the Scientific Investigation of Nature
Stephen C. Meyer
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