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Science, Christianity, and miracles: some wisdom from Alvin Plantinga

The relationship between science and religion is much discussed these days. Are these two perspectives in conflict or complementary? Are they reconcilable or not? In our culture, where economic pressure on university level education is energizing an expansion of the physical sciences at the expense of the humanities and the social sciences, our attitude to the physical sciences becomes more important than ever. Add to this the growth of humanistic secularism in western culture and … Continue reading

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Authentic Christian faith: individual but not individualistic

The saddest words in the whole New Testament have to be John the Baptist’s plea from his prison cell to Jesus: “Are you the one who is to come, or are we to wait for another? (See Luke 7:19-23). Layton Friesen (“Could you lend me some faith?” The Messenger, Nov/13, p. 18) I resonate with Layton Friesen’s assessment of the sad import of John the Baptist’s question. John had been so sure that God had … Continue reading

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