Mere Creation

Author: William A. Dembski
Publisher: InterVarsity Press
ISBN: 9780830815159
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In this book a team of expert academics trained in mathematics, engineering, philosophy, physical anthropology, physics, astrophysics, biology and more investigate the prospects for intelligent design. Edited by William Dembski.

Mere Theology

Author: Will Vaus
Publisher: InterVarsity Press
ISBN: 9780830827824
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Provides an exposition of the theology of C.S. Lewis, including discussion of his beliefs on God, Jesus, the Holy Spirit, the Creation, free will, masculinity, femininity, and facets of heaven.

Mere Ecclesiology

Author: J. Gregory Crofford
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
ISBN: 153260422X
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Too many churches limp along with no clear sense of mission. In Mere Ecclesiology: Finding Your Place in the Church's Mission, Dr. Crofford clarifies the purpose of God's people through the metaphor of spiritual respiration. "Breathing in" (worship and discipleship) leads to "breathing out" (transformative service in the world). Newcomers and seasoned believers alike will be challenged to discover their calling as the Holy Spirit sends the church out on a challenging mission to heal families, communities, and creation itself.

Impeaching Mere Creationism

Author: Philip Frymire
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 0595001963
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Creationism has made a comeback recently by becoming supposedly more sophisticated. There is, however, nothing new in the arguments of recent “intelligent design” creationists. There is no substance to their claims and evolutionary biologists do not take them seriously. Nevertheless, creationists have recently made news by stealthily taking over the Kansas State Board of Education and the Oklahoma State Textbook Committee. They have used this power to remove evolution from the science standards in Kansas and to require that textbooks used in Oklahoma include an evolution disclaimer. Similar efforts are being made in many states. Creationists often use the arguments of the apparent leader of the “new creationism,” University of California at Berkeley law professor Phillip E. Johnson. Johnson has written several books aimed at the general public which are highly critical of Darwinism. Impeaching Mere Creationism provides a concise, non-technical, common sense rebuttal to the claims of Johnson and other “intelligent design” creationists.

Mere Environmentalism

Author: Steven Hayward
Publisher: Government Institutes
ISBN: 0844743755
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As debates over climate change rage in Washington and American consumers become ever more conscientious about 'going green,' evangelical Christians are increasingly concerned about the proper relationship between faith and environmentalism. The notion of human 'stewardship' over God's creation could be a groundbreaking opportunity for cooperation between evangelicals, the scientific community, and environmental activists. However, a deep understanding of environmental issues from a distinctively Christian perspective will inevitably complicate partnerships with those who approach the subject from conventional secular viewpoints. Although there is some common ground, there remain important differences between Christian and secular perspectives on the environment. Are human beings merely one 'part' of the undifferentiated whole of nature? Or, worse, are humans a blight and a drain on God's perfect creation? Do we really 'own' the land we live on and the plants and animals that provide our sustenance? The answers to these questions begin to form a Christian approach to solving ecological problems. In Mere Environmentalism: A Biblical Perspective on Humans and the Natural World, Steven F. Hayward provides a thorough examination of the philosophical presuppositions underlying today's environmentalist movement and the history of policies intended to alleviate environmental challenges such as overpopulation and global warming. Relying on Scripture to understand God's created order, Hayward offers an insightful reflection on the relationship between humans and the natural world.