While with missionaries in Scotland, I came across this small book by Torrance, who was Christian Dogmatics professor at the University of Edinburgh from 1952 until 1978, and a member of the Church of Scotland General Assembly. The book is a defense of the Incarnation of Christ in the light of today’s science. Torrance believes that the attitude of the scientific community is growing more favorable toward the belief in God, Incarnation and Scripture. This is due, he says, to the collapse of Newtonian concept of “modern” mechanistic science and the rise of general relativity, which allows for more understanding of, and therefore intervention from, a Creator. Preaching the Incarnation, then, is to preach an historical fact of an intervention of God into this physical world that does not contradict what true science knows.
The Gospel and NarrativeOctober 20, 2011
Long John Silver is a prominent name in the minds of those young (and older) boys who have read Robert Louis Stevenson’s Treasure Island. Throughout the entire story young Jim Hawkins struggles with who the real Long John Silver is and how to understand his actions. Is he the affable, generous sea cook, and friend […]
The Highways and HedgesJune 4, 2011
I found the joy of the salvation of others. Oh, the privilege, the blessed privilege, to be used of God to win a soul to Christ, and to see a man or woman being led out of bondage by some act of ours toward them. To think that God should condescend to allow us to […]
Does Love Win?May 7, 2011
Recently, there has been an explosion of attention focused on Rob Bell and his new book, Love Wins: A Book About Heaven, Hell, and the Fate of Every Person Who Ever Lived, which was released in March 2011 by HarperOne. The buzz surrounding this book began when Bell posted an introductory video to his book […]