Story vs Science
At the Jesus the Radical Pastor blog, John Frye has some interesting thoughts on the 'conflict' between story and science. It's not anything that Wendy hasn't been saying for a while, but it's nice to see somebody else with similar thoughts.
I personally do notconsider the Bible to be a scientific or historical text. But that in no way detracts from it's truth. After all, I don't think that, when Jesus told a parable, he was recounting an actual event. He was using story to better illustrate his point, becasue story can work its way into a person's psyche in a way that "facts" never can.