Is Curiosity a Spiritual Gift?

Is Curiosity a Spiritual Gift?

Curiosity is not listed specifically among the spiritual gifts. But there is no clear indication that the biblical lists are exhaustive. Those listed gifts presented to early followers of Jesus helped them and those since to fill important roles in communal living as...
Relating to Both Jesus and Christ

Relating to Both Jesus and Christ

For too many years, for me, Christ was simply Jesus’ last name: Jack Smith, Susan Parker, Jesus Christ. Intellectually, I knew better. But, practically, both in my private faith and as a theologian, I functioned as if Christ were simply Jesus’ surname. Whether in...

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 –...