Playing Catch with God

“Lift up your hearts.” “We lift them up to the Lord.” “Let us give thanks to the Lord our God.” “It is right to give thanks and praise.” These are ancient words that many Christians share across denominations, traditions and time. The “official” title for this is Sursum corda and you can read a bit about […]

Thoughts on Evolution Sunday

Two hundred and one years ago today, Charles Darwin was born. Some churches mark the Sunday nearest Darwin’s birthday as an occasion to reflect on the relationship between science and religion. It’s been an uneasy relationship for a very long time. Disagreement about science and Biblical interpretation is nothing new. Even Augustine, who lived from 354-430 […]

Calvin and the Astronomers

No, its not a 70’s rock band. I mean  the John Calvin (1509-1564). The excerpt below is from Calvin’s Commentary on Genesis, (1554, Latin ed., 1578 English) ed.) This is what he has to say about  Chapter 1, verse 16. of Genesis.  Calvin, like others of his day, believed Moses wrote Genesis. They didn’t have any evidence to the […]