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Hitting the Pause Button: Thinking Formatively About Technology

May 16, 2013

Hitting the Pause Button: Thinking Formatively About Technology Creation, Culture, and Technology: Asking the Right Questions Often when a Christian organization says it is concerned with “science,” everyone immediately assumes that this means the organization is concerned with the science of origins—debates about evolution and creation and so forth. And in many cases, that hasty [...]

Article – Christian Learning in the Digital Age

November 15, 2012

Is there a connection between MacBooks and academic excellence? If so, is it a positive or a negative one? Or put more broadly, for a Christian university, does technology increase academic quality, or does it threaten…

Article – An Experience with Ecumenism

November 6, 2012

Article – An Experience with Ecumenism   By Dr. Matthew Lundberg November 6th, 2012 For the past five years I have served as the Christian Reformed Church’s representative on the Faith & Order Commission of the National Council of Churches, USA. This commission brings together theologians from across the spectrum of Christian traditions and denominations [...]

Article – “Come and See” by Mark A. Noll

October 23, 2012

In his landmark book, The Scandal of the Evangelical Mind (1994), evangelical historian Mark Noll encouraged Christians to pursue Christian scholarship on the basis of their theological convictions, particularly the biblical affirmation of the goodness of creation. If God created the world, and declared it “very good…

Article – What I Would Like To Hear A Young-Earth Creationist Say

October 16, 2012

One of the issues that Christians of YEC or Evolutionary Creationist (EC) persuasions will likely face, sooner or later, is a breakdown in Christian fellowship over one’s views. For a YEC, this might take the form of being regarded as…

Article – Surrender

July 5, 2012

Surrender Todd Charles Wood June 1, 2012 In my previous Colossian Forum essay, I concluded that the way forward in the culture war over creation and evolution is surrender. As I saw it then (and see it now), surrender follows Christ’s own example of radical humility and surrender in the face of death, a death [...]

Article – Reflections on the TCF Writers’ Guidelines and Life in the Classroom

April 12, 2012

our spiritual formation was at least as important as any doctrinal argument we might have with a fellow Christian. It was an idea I began to introduce to the students I teach, and the difference in the atmosphere was marked from the first time I uttered it…

Article – How Does The Theological Interpretation of Scripture Intersect with the “Faith and Science” Conversation? Part 2

March 27, 2012

there are Christians who read their newspaper with more genre sensitivity than they do the Scriptures. They move effortlessly from cartoon to editorial to advertisement to TV guide to reportage to opinion. However when it comes to Scripture a naïve literalism prevails. Consider the case of the man I met who…

Article – How Does The Theological Interpretation of Scripture Intersect with the “Faith and Science” Conversation? Part 1

March 22, 2012

My task today is to address the question as set for me: What does the theological interpretation of Scripture reveal about the faith and science conversation? To answer this question one needs to have the right expectations of Scripture…

Article – “Emerging Adulthood:” Sociologists Contact Undiscovered Tribe

November 9, 2011

The cultural framework of the United States has radically changed since the 1960s. Youth culture emerged as a major force. This culture focuses on self-expression and novel experience; stability and tradition became relegated to nostalgia. Emphasis has moved to fulfilling authentic personal choices over…