H. Thomas Goodwin
"How do we account for the strange, extinct creatures of long ago in light of the biblical creation narratives? What do the fossils tell us about God's work of creation? Questions such as these encourage us to explore the ways that Adventist beliefs and biological knowledge inform, interact, and sometimes challenge each other, and that is the task of this book."
Thus states H. Thomas Goodwin in this fourth volume of the Faith and Learning series, co-sponsored by the Center for College Faith at Andrews University and the Department of Education of the General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists. Contributing authors examine a variety of evidence, addressing issues of biology in light of a biblical worldview. This book invites readers to explore the connections between scientific investigation and the beliefs of the Seventh-day Adventist Church. Authors go beyond the creation-evolution debate to interact with such subjects as the fossil record, ecology and stewardship, the biology of human nature, and the human genome.
Carmelita Troy and LeRoy Ruhupatty
Accounting—seeking to keep trustworthy records to benefit others—is an honorable endeavor for a committed Christian. A Christian accountant reliably keeps the books so the financial reports faithfully represent the business activities of the company.
Communication—when seeking to understand and express the needs of others—is an honorable endeavor for a committed Christian. Communication can contribute to a business organization and society when God’s Word guides the practice.
Michael E. Cafferky
Management—when seeking to guide and serve others— is an honorable endeavor for a committed Christian. Management can positively impact an organization and society when God’s Word guides the practice.
W. Bruce Wrenn, Harwood Hoover Jr., and Jacquelyn Warwick
Marketing—seeking to meet the needs of others—is an honorable endeavor for a committed Christian. Marketing can contribute to an organization and society when God’s Word guides the practice.
Harwood Hoover Jr.
Microeconomics—when seeking to understand market forces for the benefit of others—is an honorable area of study for a committed Christian. In making market decisions based on supply, demand, profit maximization, and market structures, a Christian businessperson uses Gospel values as a guide toward moral choices.
In this philosophical overview, Matthews examines key issues such as why Christians should study sociology, how sociology can facilitate faith integration, and how the church should relate to the challenge of post-modernism. His work is the third volume in the Faith and Learning series sponsored jointly by the Center for College Faith at Andrews University and the Institute for Christian Teaching of the General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists.
Land examines the integration of historical knowledge into a Christian worldview and its implications for teaching, scholarship, and life.
He writes: "Our knowledge of God and history is limited. But that knowledge will grow as we study the past. The dialogue we carry on with the evidence is a two-way street, for our understanding of the ways of God will be informed by what we find in the historical record just as our Christian perspective will inform our understanding of history."
The primary mission of the Seventh-day Adventist teacher of literature may be that of inspiring students to explore for themselves how the reading of literature can enrich personal faith in God. With this book, Delmer Davis encourages further conversation regarding the integration of faith and the teaching of literature. By introducing the writings and ideas of notable Seventh-day Adventists and other Christians who have grappled with the interrelationship between literature and Christian belief, Dr. Davis offers literature teachers and students of literature the opportunity to examine the implications such integration has for their teaching, scholarship, and spiritual lives.
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