Darwin and God’s Image

Being ‘made in the image of God‘ is a fundamental theological concept,  which can help us think about the theory of evolution in a more constructive way than is always the case. This sermon was preached in 2009 as part of a baptism service for both a baby (Ella) and two adults (Emily and Sophie;…

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Why Darwin donated to missionaries

It’s well known that Charles Darwin became an agnostic. What’s less well known is that, whilst remaining an agnostic, he became a regular donor to and honorary member of the South American Missionary Society. Nick Spencer, in his book Darwin and God, charts Darwin’s religious beliefs in some detail. Here, I want to explore why…

Created in the Image of God

A basic Christian belief is that humanity is made in the image and likeness of God. This understanding, derived from Genesis 1:27 and often referred to by the Latin phrase imago Dei, has had a profound effect on Christian thought.