Fall 2015

What does the Bible say about weapons and warfare?

A Cross of Iron

David Hulme

As the world arms itself with more and more nuclear and conventional weapons, we find ourselves in a continuing pattern of warfare. And that’s just as Jesus said it would be.

bible history
The Law, the Prophets and the Writings, Part 14

Delivering Israel

David Hulme

The idea that history repeats itself is perhaps nowhere more evident than in the story of Israel’s conquest of the Promised Land. The book of Judges records cycles of obedience, disobedience, war and deliverance as the young nation interacts with neighboring peoples and their gods.

cognitive biases and critical thinking

Checking the Bias

Laura Cloer

Though we’d all like to believe otherwise, our views and opinions may not stem from sound thinking. How can we ensure that wisdom prevails?

seventh day sabbath

The Path to Sunday

Mark J. Hulme

Nearly the entire Christian world observes Sunday as the weekly “day of the Lord,” yet Jesus Christ Himself kept the seventh-day Sabbath. When and how did the change occur?

quantum theory science and religion

A Quantum Leap of Faith

Dan Cloer

Quantum theory is beyond the grasp of most of us. Even physicists struggle to make sense of things that common sense suggests are impossible. Why, then, is faith in science seen as rational while faith in God is not?

Interview with Michael Redivo

Making Conflict Productive

John Bromfield Jr.

Educator Michael Redivo says conflict is inevitable, and that learning to deal with it is a key not only to well-being but to growing up. In this interview he talks about his Productive Conflict Model and how it can help children and adults alike to grow in the face of challenging relationships.

Biography: Thomas Aquinas

Thomas Aquinas: In the Light of Human Reason

Donald Winchester

Was Thomas Aquinas a theologian or a philosopher? By most accounts he was both, and his blending of the two disciplines resulted in a new approach to the Bible and its teachings.