Today's Devotions

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Considering Humility & Weakness

  • The Weakness of My Motivations +

    What motivates me? Often it is pleasure—reading a good book, skiing, playing with the kids, sex, even work. I enjoy Read More
  • The Weakest in the Center: October 30 Devotional by Henri Nouwen +

    The Weakest in the CenterThe most honored parts of the body are not the head or the hands, which lead Read More
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A graduate of the UNC Medical School, Francis Collins is a geneticist, and head of the Human Genome Project. As a scientist and a Christian he presents his views on the perceived chiasm between faith and science as it relates to evolution. This book will be of great interest to readers with a science background, especially those in biological sciences.

 

 

Preview The Language of God

 

 

Collins begins by describing his own experience as a young doctor who did not believe in God until prompted by a patient, to make his own investigation into the facts. This began a long road of inquiry into all world religions including Christianity. His faith walk to becoming a Christian will be found a similar path many of us have taken. And it will motivate those interested in whether there truly is a God, who is he, and to use their scientific training to seek out the truth.

Collins includes chapters on the origin of the universe, the origin of life, and the DNA language of the cell he has spent his life investigating. While not all theologians and scientists agree with him, Collins uses his knowledge and illustrations from the human genome, to illustrate that "Faith in Science, Faith in God" are not mutually exclusive but complimentary.  He briefly discusses atheism, agnosticism, creationism, and intelligent design. He argues they cause disharmony between science and faith. He coins the term Biologos to represent the coming together of the two. He concludes with a chapter on bioethics and the challenges before us as we understand more of the Language of God. The book is well written, not so technical that the non-scientist would not understand, and has good notes and resources referenced for further reading.

Reflections to Consider

  • Transformed

    Webster defines devotion as “love, loyalty, or enthusiasm for a person, activity or cause.” How do we fall in love Read More
  • Foolish Device of My Own

    Refuge O Lord,Whose power is infinite and wisdom infallible, order things that they may neither hinder, nor discourage me, nor Read More
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Publications

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Music

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Audio & Video

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The Hit List

  • Salvation Altogether (Spurgeon) +

    Salvation Altogether by Grace by C. H. Spurgeon “Who hath saved us, and called us with an holy calling, not Read More
  • The Landscape of Piety: Majors +

    The following is recommended reading from the blog by Justin Taylor, on the gospel coalition website. J. I. Packer: For Read More
  • Why We Need the Puritans by JI Packer +

    1 Horse Racing is said to be the sport of kings. The sport of slinging mud has, however, a wider Read More
  • Cases and Directions Against Censoriousness and Unwarrantable Judging, by Richard Baxter (Puritan) +

    The following comes from: http://www.puritansermons.com/baxter/baxter26.htm Cases and Directions Against Censoriousness and Unwarrantable Judging. By Richard Baxter Tit. 1 Cases of Read More
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Gems

  • Freedom of Simplicity, Richard Foster +

    In Freedom of Simplicity Foster gently encourages us to see that our identity, our sense of comfort and security must Read More
  • Disciplined Spirituality Links +

    Letters by a Modern Mystic by Frank Laubach Simple but astonishing in its example of what discipline and perseverance can Read More
  • Spirit of the Disciplines, Dallas Willard +

    Understanding Changes Lives A good companion to Richard Foster's book Celebration of Discipline, the Path to Spiritual Growth; it provides Read More
  • Spiritual Classics, Richard Foster and Emilie Griffiin +

    Selected Readings for Individuals and Groups on the Twelve Spiritual Disciplines Good collection of essays, saints throughout the ages. A Read More
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