Trapped in “Either/Or” Thinking – An Excerpt from Evolution: Scripture and Nature Say Yes!

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Today’s excerpt is taken from Evolution: Scripture and Nature Say Yes by Denis Lamoureaux.

Denis is Associate Professor of Science and Religion at St. Joseph’s College in the University of Alberta, the first tenure-track position in Canada dedicated to teaching and research on the relationship between scientific discovery and Christian faith.

Continue reading to learn how he wrestled to overcome the “either/or” thinking of the creation-evolution debate.

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9780310526445_image“I am so mad!” These words were cried out by a young woman after she stood up during the middle of a class in my college course on science and religion. I slowly sank down behind the lecture stand, quickly glancing at my notes, hoping to find what I had said that triggered her outburst. And…

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New! 5 Online Courses Open for Enrollment Starting Today

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Today we’re announcing five new online courses, covering a variety of subjects, and taught by first-rate scholars.

Whether you want to learn more about the life of Paul for a Bible study, improve your preaching, or understand the most difficult moral dilemmas of our time, these course are the perfect place to start.

To celebrate, all new courses are $20 off! Take advantage of this introductory pricing to jump-start your learning.

Thinking Through Paul: A Survey of His Life, Letters, and Theology

Thinking Through Paul: A Survey of His Life, Letters, and Theology

taught by Todd Still and Bruce W. Longenecker

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Attending ETS, AAR, or SBL in November 2016? Get Free Stuff at Zondervan’s Booth

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Are you headed to San Antonio for the 2016 annual meetings of the Evangelical Theological Society (ETS), American Academy of Religion (AAR), or the Society of Biblical Literature (SBL)? Drop by our booth at the conferences, because if you spend $35 or more, you get to choose a free t-shirt or tote. Check out your 3 choices below.

 

Come to the Zondervan Booth… ETS: Booth #200 AAR/SBL: Booth #220-221

 

…Get 1 of 3 choices

We have a limited number of each item, so don’t delay in coming to our booth! Again, just spend $35 or more and one of these is yours:

1. T-SHIRT: “Beware the man of one book” —Thomas Aquinas (Attrib.)

In other words, beware narrow learning. This is…

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Counterpoints Software Sale: $7 Apiece at Olive Tree and Accordance

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The historical Adam. Inerrancy. Divine providence. Final judgment. Each book in the Counterpoints series is indispensable for understanding different views on the foundational issues of Christianity. If it’s vital, it’s in Counterpoints…

And Counterpoints software is on sale for $7 apiece for a short time, at Olive Tree and Accordance.

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Don’t delay! This deal will disappear on November 20, 2016!

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What’s special about the Counterpoints series?

Counterpoints volumes offer you expert dialogue on issues important to Christians.

Each Counterpoints volume—let’s take Genesis: History, Fiction, or Neither? for an example—contains multiple contributing authors from various theological backgrounds. Each expert…

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eBook Sale: NIV Application Commentaries Just $4.99

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Each eBook in the NIV Application Commentary series is just $4.99 for a limited time! These eBooks will help you understand the Bible’s ancient message and how it speaks today. See the Deals

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These resources feature top-notch scholarship from leading experts, including these classic volumes and more:

Genesis and Job by John H. Walton Romans and 2 Peter, Jude by Douglas J. Moo Galatians and 1 Peter by Scot McKnight Daniel by Tremper Longman III Luke by Darrell L. Bock 1 Corinthians by Craig L. Blomberg Esther by Karen H. Jobes Deuteronomy by Daniel I. Block More

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This series promises to become an indispensable tool for every…

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Statement from Zondervan Academic

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In the summer of 2016 Zondervan Academic became aware of emerging concerns that one of its authors, Dr. Peter T. O’Brien, may not have followed commonly accepted standards for the use and documentation of secondary resources in Bible commentaries he had written. Consequently, we began a careful review of Dr. O’Brien’s commentary on Colossians and Philemon, volume 44 in the Word Biblical Commentary (WBC).

It is with sadness and regret that we have concluded this volume does not follow commonly accepted standards for the use and documentation of secondary resources. Dr. O’Brien is revered by his colleagues in the academy and by his former students. His commentaries, including volume 44 in the WBC, have been used with great benefit by the thousands who have purchased them. While we have no reason to believe that Dr. O’Brien intentionally…

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How Can We Love a Prodigal? An Excerpt from Letting Go: Rugged Love for Wayward Souls

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“There is an impulse embedded so deeply in creation that it even touches God-lovers. It’s a feeling that swims against the stream of our profession of faith, a strain of insanity that pushes us to stray from the One we love. We’re prone to wander.”

So, what does it look like to love someone who strays?

In today’s excerpt from Letting Go, Rugged Love for Wayward Souls, pastors Dave Harvey and Paul Gilbert share stories of pain and hope as they reveal how to care for the prodigal.

 

9780310523536_imageThe world is broken. But you know that already. Just to get out of bed this morning, you had to dodge the debris. It’s why you are here, holding this book, seeking relief from…

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How should Christians think about politics?

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Today’s post is adapted from Irving Hexham’s “Christian Faith and Practice in Christian Politics,” found in unit 13 of his new Understanding World Religions online course, available later this month. Sign up to be notified when the course will be available.

Anyone wishing to understand modern Christianity in North America needs to begin by recognizing that since the 1980s evangelical Christians have undergone a remarkable political transformation.

Until about 1970 the majority of evangelicals were convinced that religion and politics did not mix and should not be mixed. Today, however, many believe that Christianity and politics cannot be separated.

What is surprising about this development is that some leaders on both left and…

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What Does the Tower of Babel Mean for Us Today?

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Then they said, “Come, let us build ourselves a city, with a tower that reaches to the heavens, so that we may make a name for ourselves; otherwise we will be scattered over the face of the whole earth. —Genesis 11:4, NIV

Genesis 11:4 comes to life as we understand the deeper cultural context for the original readers and hearers of the Bible.

A city, with a tower. One single architectural feature dominated the landscape of early Mesopotamian cities: towers known as ziggurats. In the earliest stage of urbanization, the city was not designed for the private sector. People did not live in the city. Instead, it was comprised of the public buildings, such as administrative buildings, and granaries, which were mostly connected with…

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Reformation Week eBook Sale! Horton, Keller, Grudem and More

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If the Reformation has a birthday, it’s October 31. Today in 1517 a small-town German monk sent a document to the Archbishop of Mainz. That document, entitled Disputation on the Power and Efficacy of Indulgences, would soon “go viral.” You may know this document by its other name: the Ninety-five Theses. The monk, as you know, was Martin Luther.

In remembrance of this important day in the history of the Church, we’ve launched Reformation Week eBook sale that lets you engage with today’s leading Reformed thinkers for prices starting at $2.99.

The deals include:

Pilgrim Theology by Michael Horton, 60% OFF. A revision and distillation of Horton’s award-winning The Christian Faith that is “stunningly accessible” and “provides a compass to lead the thoughtful reader on a journey to better understand their faith, history, and why it all matters,” writes…

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Is the Reformation Finished?

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“We cannot judge whether it is finished, of course, unless we understand how it began.”

In today’s excerpt taken from The Unfinished Reformation: What Unites and Divides Catholics and Protestants after 500 Years, authors Gregg Allison and Chris Castaldo highlight the importance of understanding the starting point of the Reformation in order to discern whether it is finished.

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9780310527930Looking back five hundred years confronts us with an era of momentous change in which many Christians desired renewed faith. Men and women returned to Scripture and the writings of the early church, igniting what some have described as “another Pentecost” or “light after darkness.” Five centuries later, we call it the Reformation. Not everyone, however, regarded the movement as divine illumination. Some viewed…

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Paul’s Letters — A Commentary eBook Sale

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For a short time, save up to 80% when you buy eBook editions of commentaries on Paul’s letters.

This new commentary sale features 24 eBooks on the Pauline epistles. These works will help you enhance your teaching and preaching and strengthen your personal devotions.

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This is the largest eBook sale on Paul’s letters we’ve ever hosted. You’ll find deals from several series:

NIV Application Commentary (NIVAC) – Understand the Bible’s ancient message and see how it speaks powerfully today. This series features classic works by Doug Moo, Scot McKnight, Craig Blomberg, and many others. Zondervan Exegetical Commentary on the New Testament (ZECNT) – This newer series is designed especially for the pastor and Bible teacher, or students with some knowledge of biblical Greek. The aim is not to review and offer a critique of every possible…

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