When we start altering the genetics of an organism, are we playing God? Well, of course we are. I would argue that we are playing God all the time.
An increasing number of people have questioned whether or not research into and the use of GMOs is ethical and whether Christians should be involved with this research. Can Christians in good conscience use GMOs to full our mandate to care for creation?
The primary object of the science of psychology is human nature and how it is expressed in thoughts, actions, and feelings. God created humans to think, act, and feel and be in relationship with other humans.
Christians don't all agree on the best way to frame a specifically Christian view of the student. Drawing on Niebuhr's idea that there are various ways to think about the relationship between Christ and culture, let's look at three biblically-informed ways Christians have come to view the young humans sitting in our classrooms.
While the law may assume rationality, it's a fair question whether people are really all that rational. At the same time, if we so often behave irrationally, how is it that we are competent to judge something like reasonableness?
To be human is to be the middle pole in the God-human-creation relationship. And God has asked us, not merely to reflect God's love back to God, but to be the part of creation through which God's love can be refracted into all the different parts of creation.