A Commentary on Biology and Theology

Robert Sylwester Editorial Note: Robert Sylwester is an emeritus professor of education at the University of Oregon who focuses on the educational implications of new developments in science and technology. He has written 20 books and curricular programs and 150+ journal articles. His most recent books are A Biological Brain in a Cultural Classroom (2003, Corwin Press)…
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Future of Theology

The Future of Theology By Robert Schmidt Wither theology?  One looks in vain for a current Barth, Brunner, Tillich, or Niebuhr. Yes, there is Pannenberg, and John Douglas Hall is worth noting.  Yet, when a presidential candidate accuses another of “bad theology,” one asks, “by what criteria?” Is it the Bible or is it politics choosing selected…
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Models of Adam

By Karen Miller I should have considered myself warned. When I began as a teacher I was not in Lutheran schools, so it wasn’t an issue. I simply skipped that chapter and bypassed the entire argument. However, here, in my first home visit for a Lutheran elementary school, the question caught me off guard: How…
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Education for the Mission: What Good Is Theology

By Matthew Becker Some years ago a Lutheran editor of a church newsletter asked me to write a brief essay that would answer the question, “What good is theology?” At the time I thought it a bit strange that a Lutheran who writes about and for Lutherans would ask that question. Don’t Lutheran Christians have…
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