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Trayvon Martin and the wiles of the devil, Part 1

Some folks are working hard to show that somehow Trayvon Martin had it coming.  They point out that he had been suspended for having an empty baggie which allegedly had pot residue in it, and that he had posted some “thuggish” comments and pictures online.  Geraldo Revera, in a breathtaking feat of buffoonery, has even … Continue reading

The (Triple) Bottom Line: Good Business for the Common Good

More and more businesses are rethinking what it means to be profitable.  Thankfully, business people all over the world are waking up to the importance of considering not only how our business practices impact our bank accounts, but also how they impact our workers, our communities, and our environment.  Anyone who is half awake did … Continue reading

URBANA 12: InterVarsity, Global Missions and You

One of the biggest blessings of my work is that by working with InterVarsity I am part of a historic movement within global missions.  Every three years since 1946  InterVarsity has hosted the largest student missions conference in the world, Urbana.  Over the decades InterVarsity’s Urbana conferences have commissioned thousands of missionaries and played a vital … Continue reading

C.S. Lewis on the Bible: Myth, Truth, Fact, and Genesis

If Genesis’s creation stories are mythological, does that mean that the whole Bible is just a myth?  And if Genesis’s early chapters are myth, doesn’t that mean that they are false?  As I showed in my last post in this series, C.S. Lewis thought that, strictly speaking, Genesis’s creation accounts were, in fact, ancient myths which God … Continue reading

Palingenesia: Genesis Anew

The Stoics believed that the whole world was destined to go down in flames in a great cosmic conflagration, only then to be remade and to start all over again.  Of course, for them history was (viciously?) cyclical–this process of universal dissolution and reconstitution would go on forever and ever. Whether or not that’s true … Continue reading

C.S. Lewis on the Bible: Genesis and Myth

Is Genesis a myth?  Ever since George Smith discovered and published the ancient Babylonian creation story, Enuma Elish, in 1876, theologians, biblical scholars and informed laypeople have been aware of the fact that the book of Genesis was not written in a literary or cultural vacuum.  As other ancient Near Eastern creation stories have been brought … Continue reading

C.S. Lewis on the Bible: God’s Word in (very) human words, Part 2

In my last post I highlighted C.S. Lewis’s take on what it means to approach the Bible humbly: namely, we should first ask honestly and with an open mind, What sort of book has God actually given us and how has He given it?  When we do that, we find that God has given us … Continue reading

Re-Posts of the Week: Everything from Organic Farming to the Bible to Loneliness and Desperation

Tim Hopper on 81 Inches gives us more links from the internetz: Less Chicken, Aryan descent, Distracted Reading, Organic Farming, Divine Reading, and Pretty Girls. Jeff Gissing reminds us of the spiritual virtue of staying put: Your Cell Will Tell You Everything. Carlos Bovell has been doing a series of interesting guest-posts on the Battle for the … Continue reading

C.S. Lewis on the Bible: God’s Word in (very) human words, Part 1

I am always thankful that the first theology book I ever read was C.S. Lewis’s Mere Christianity.  I stumbled upon it in the B. Dalton Bookseller at the local mall early in the summer before my senior year in high school, was intrigued, took it home and devoured it in less than a day.  From then … Continue reading

NCSU Graduate Christian Fellowship

Hi! I'm David, the campus minister for InterVarsity's graduate and faculty ministries at NC State and Meredith College. I hope you'll join me as I learn to "practice resurrection" in the City of Oaks, in her universities, and in the wider world. You can contact me at dmwilliams83@gmail.com

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