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​Rory Shiner has contributed 34 articles

In the Library: Books and Reading with Peter Adam

by ​Rory Shiner

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I remember my first day at Sunday School at the age of 11. The teacher told us that God did not like new clean Bibles: he much preferred Bibles which looked well-used. So when I got home I got out my new Bible, scribbled in the margins, and loosened some pages. Surely God would approve!

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The Phoney War Between Genesis 1 and Modern Science

by ​Rory Shiner

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Science can't turn the “is” of universal and human origins into the “oughts” of human persons. When it tries, it either looks silly or (as in the case of social Darwinism) positively scary. To explore questions of who we are and what our purpose is, we need to work with quite different instruments—with intuition and moral reasoning and relationships and prayer.

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A Doubter's Guide to the Bible, by John Dickson

by ​Rory Shiner

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John Dickson, the well-known Australian pastor, historian and evangelist, has in his latest offering produced a refreshingly accessible primer on the Bible. Written with the intelligent and slightly sceptical layperson firmly in its sights, Dickson takes the reader through a guided tour of the Bible, from Genesis to Revelation.

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