In this WWW: Science and Christianity; how C.S. Lewis wrote The Chronicles of Narnia, and how we should read them; theology and doxology belong together; the danger of mission statements; and Leonard Cohen’s song Hallelujah gets a lease on new life.
- St Helen’s church in Bishopsgate recently produced a series of short video interviews with scientists in their congregation, asking whether science and Christianity can go together. Here is Andrew Sach identifying where the conflict lies:
Also listen to his talk “Science and God: Do we have to choose?” in which he addresses this in greater depth.
HT: Roland Elliott.
- Leland Ryken, who is professor of English at Wheaton College, writes about how C.S. Lewis wrote The Chronicles of Narnia, and how we should read them.
- Here’s a subject very close to my heart. Pastor Gerrit Scott Dawson writes that knowledge of God and praise of God belong together. “The knowledge of God and the praise of God, theology and doxology, belong together. They are dance partners in the fulfillment of our chief end: to glorify and enjoy God forever.”
- Jon Payne provides some brief wise cautions regarding the danger of church mission statements.
- This parody of Leonard Cohen’s haunting Hallelujah is an exquisite meditation on Psalm 51. Marvin Olasky has made it his hobby to “take every song captive”, since “great tunes should not be wasted.” Follow the links at the end to some readers’ performances of Olasky’s version. HT: Trevin Wax.