Why Science and Faith Don’t Have To Be At Odds

The challenge of being religiously faithful and scientifically honest has been with us since Copernicus and Galileo challenged prevailing understandings of how the universe is structured. The “Darwin period” – which is actually still with us, it seems –...

Church Trends: Technology and Christian Education

Sometimes I feel like I don’t belong to the technological world we are becoming. I cannot boast that my phone is smarter than your phone, or that I have been befriended by more near strangers than you. I would win, however, any contest of whose eyes get more...

Why God Isn’t As Close as a Text Message

I often ask members of my youth group how their relationship with God is going. Sometimes I get typical one-word answers such as “good” or “OK,” and the conversation moves on. Other times, there is a longer engagement as they wrestle with the...