C. Ben Mitchell

Humans Are Made in God’s Image. What Does That Mean?

(Note:  This is a portion of an article on Image of God that is presented within The Biblical Story Course under ERA 1: Creation, lesson 2). Statement of the Doctrine Among all the creatures of the earth, only human beings are made in God’s own image and likeness. The Creator established a unique relationship with …

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Surprise at Newtown’s Massacre Rests on a Faulty Anthropology

Despite the holiday season, the Newtown school killings brought a nation to its knees in shock and sadness. Dear little ones lost their lives in a senseless act of mass homicide. Only the most callous individual would not grieve over the loss of life, the heartbreak the parents feel, and the stolen potential of those …

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What Happens When Civilizations Die?

Jonathan Sacks is the erudite chief rabbi of Great Britain. He was educated at Oxford under Bernard Williams, the famous moral philosopher who also happened to be an atheist.  In his recent volume, The Great Partnership: Science, Religion and the Search for Meaning (Schoken, 2012), Rabbi Sacks assesses what happens when religious faith collapses under …

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