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How Would Christianity Deal with Extraterrestrial Life?

How would the world's religions react to the discovery of extraterrestrial intelligence? There is, of course, no single answer. But for Christians who believe in the redemption of humanity through a singular event—the Incarnation of God through Christ—the question poses an especially complex dilemma. » 7/24/14 10:07am 7/24/14 10:07am

A Creationist Schism Is Tearing Apart A Christian College

The evolution-creationism debate has returned to Dayton, Tennessee—the site of the Scopes Monkey Trial. Except this time, the venue is not a courtroom but a Christian college, where faculty members have resigned and students have mounted protests. The issue? Whether Adam and Eve were the progenitors of humanity. » 5/15/14 11:50am 5/15/14 11:50am

Big Theological Questions that Science Fiction Should Answer

We love it when science fiction gets cosmic. And some of science fiction's greatest creators have proved, over the years, that science fiction doesn't have stay away from big religious topics — as long as you avoid some basic mistakes. In fact, science fiction can say things about the nature of the universe, and the… » 10/12/12 1:58pm 10/12/12 1:58pm

Jonathan Franzen: More authors should pay attention to the questions…

"To be honest, I'm thinking much more about science than about religion when I'm writing. To me, art itself is a religion and the challenge to it is not religion, it's the hardcore materialism of science. So I spend quite a bit of time trying to make sense of how I seem to have a soul, I have this ghostly… » 1/31/12 8:20am 1/31/12 8:20am

How should Christians feel about Transhumanism?

Christianity teaches that the saved will live together, and many Christians believe in the Rapture, when the chosen few will be lifted up, leaving just their clothes behind. So how should Christians feel about ideas like Transhumanism and the Singularity, which involve another way to transcend your physical form and… » 12/12/11 3:30pm 12/12/11 3:30pm