HEOLOGICAL Triage” is a term I first learned at Southern Seminary as developed and explained by Dr. Albert Mohler. It is a way of differentiating issues that are central to the gospel from those that are denominational distinctives, or even preferential. It has been a really helpful model for me. But starting today, I’m going to change the way I explain it.
LBERT Einstein famously said, “Science without religion is lame, religion without science is blind.” His point seems to be that these two disciplines have a complex but not unnecessary relationship. To understand the workings of the physical world we need science. But science cannot tell us all we may want to know.
HARLES Darwin once wrote a letter to Billy Graham. Not the one you’re thinking of. The American evangelist was born thirty-six years after the British scientist’s death. The Graham to whom Darwin wrote was a Victorian philosopher and mathematician who challenged the scientific outlook of Darwin and others as a sort of religious conviction. In his 1881 book, Graham described Darwin’s view as The Creed of Science.
‘M thinking he was going for stylistically gospel,” Lecrae said of Kanye West’s 2016 album “The Life of Pablo.” “If he’s talking about the content, I think it’s another story altogether.” Three years later, Kanye’s new release “Jesus Is King” aims for both gospel style and gospel content. West explains the marked difference as a result of his radical conversion to Christ.
S far as I can remember, I was eight or nine years old when I was first introduced to the idea of Artificial Intelligence (AI). It was when my parents rented the movie D.A.R.Y.L., a film about a family who discovered their foster child was really a government creation, a boy’s body animated by a chip processor for a brain.
ONSERVATIVE Christians carefully avoid neglecting clear biblical truths. We Bible-believing evangelicals don’t want to ignore what is plainly in the Bible. But sometimes we go a bit too far. While we have an aversion to understating the truth, we can have an attraction for overstating it. And that seems to be okay.
EFF Bezos is a man with success, influence, and a ton of power. As the long-form article in The Atlantic says, the Amazon founder and CEO, is fixated on the future, because, “he knows it belongs to him.” Adding to his near deity description, the article says his ambition for colonizing space “may remake the heavens.”
HOULD Christians be enlightened cynics who clearly understand the depravity of the world or should they be more of the happy and hopeful type? Which outlook is most in keeping with the heart of the Christian message? Which view best matches reality?
IMULATION Theory was not what I expected to be talking about with a teenager at a recent conference. He sat quietly interested during the Q&A session, but never pitched a question of his own. At the close of the session I could tell he had a lot on his mind.