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Interpreting Adam: An Interview with Denis Lamoureux, Part 2

Interpreting Adam: An Interview with Denis Lamoureux, Part 2

I suspect it will take a generation for us to come to terms with biological evolution, in particular human evolution. If there is one thing we can learn from the history of science it is that the church is always cautious in embracing new scientific ideas, but in the end she is able to accommodate them into her theology, without any loss or damage to the inerrant spiritual truths of the Bible.
April 23, 2014 
By Jim Stump 
Adam, the Fall, and Sin, Biblical Interpretation, Human Origins
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Peace with God, Peace with Science, Part 2

Peace with God, Peace with Science, Part 2

Poised to accept evolution on scientific terms but still uncomfortable with the supposed contradictions with scripture, I returned to the Genesis creation accounts.
March 11, 2014 
By Stephen Ashley Blake
Christian Unity, Creation & Origins, Lives of Faith 
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Peace with God, Peace with Science, Part 1

Peace with God, Peace with Science, Part 1

All it took was watching a PBS science documentary, visiting the observatory or attending a planetarium show, or just happening into a scientific conversation with everyday people to remind me that what I believed stood in fundamental conflict with mainstream scientific thought. In effect, I was at war with science.
March 10, 2014 
By Stephen Ashley Blake
Christian Unity, Creation & Origins, Lives of Faith 
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“The Language of God” Book Club–Chapter 5

“The Language of God” Book Club–Chapter 5

Does Collins show that Evangelicals have turned the corner on the scandal Noll brought to light, or does the continued resistance of the majority of Evangelicals to Collins’s work (about 75% reject human evolution) show that we as a collective group still do not take the life of the mind seriously?
March 07, 2014 
By Jim Stump
Education, Genetics, Image of God, Science as Christian Calling 
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The Controversy at Bryan College

The Controversy at Bryan College

Although Bryan’s position differs from ours, we hope that the conversation in the classroom can be renewed and encouraged rather than stifled going forward.
March 06, 2014 
By Deborah Haarsma
Christian Unity, Evolution & Christian Faith project 
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Robert Boyle Speaks to Modern Christians

Robert Boyle Speaks to Modern Christians

What does it really tell us, to say that “nature abhors a vacuum” or that “nature does nothing in vain?” As long as men allow themselves so general and easy a way of rendering accounts of things that are difficult, as to attribute them to “nature,” shame will not reduce them to a more industrious scrutiny into the reasons of things and curiosity itself will not move them to it.
March 06, 2014 
By Ted Davis
Christianity & Science - Then and Now, Science as Christian Calling 
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John Ortberg Sermon: Does Science Disprove Faith?

John Ortberg Sermon: Does Science Disprove Faith?

All of you who do science, all of you who teach or research or you’re involved in engineering or medicine or education, or biology or chemistry or physics—you are doing a noble thing. You are thinking God’s thoughts after him. … You are obeying God’s command given way back in Genesis to exercise dominion, to learn about, to be curious and discover and steward the earth.
March 05, 2014 
By John Ortberg
Pastoral Voices, Science & Worldviews 
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Why Do We Have This Problem In The First Place?: Evolution, Creation, and Divine Hiddenness, Part 2

Why Do We Have This Problem In The First Place?: Evolution, Creation, and Divine Hiddenness, Part 2

God himself may indeed be taking active steps to ensure that his presence and activity are not overwhelmingly obvious to us. Can we say that? Reasonably? And faithfully?
March 04, 2014 
By John T. Mullen
Creation & Origins, Divine Action & Purpose, Evolution & Christian Faith project 
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Why Do We Have This Problem In The First Place?: Evolution, Creation, and Divine Hiddenness, Part 1

Why Do We Have This Problem In The First Place?: Evolution, Creation, and Divine Hiddenness, Part 1

Does God really want us to remain in such a confused condition while we go about the very hard work of determining what he really intends to teach us?
March 03, 2014 
By John T. Mullen
Creation & Origins, Divine Action & Purpose, Evolution & Christian Faith project 
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Origins News Roundup for Friday, February 28, 2014

Origins News Roundup for Friday, February 28, 2014

Ever wonder what a huge frozen lake looks like from space? Or what the best blunders in science history have been? Closer to home (for us anyway), have you contemplated whether America’s views on evolution will ever change? Today’s News Roundup brings you a mashup of thoughtful essays and some fun items to make your Friday more interesting.
February 28, 2014 
By Hannah Birky
Creation & Origins, Earth, Universe & Time, Science & Worldviews 
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Evolution Basics: From Primate to Human, Part 4

Evolution Basics: From Primate to Human, Part 4

The diversity of [hominin] remains both complicates the details of our evolution – in that we cannot be absolutely certain which (if any) of these groups are directly ancestral to our own species – and clarifies the overall picture, since these are our close relatives even if not our direct ancestors.
February 27, 2014 
By Dennis Venema
Genetics, History of Life, Human Origins 
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Praying the Psalms: Psalm 19

Praying the Psalms: Psalm 19

The Psalmist is saying that when we walk outside and look up, the heavens are telling us two things about God: they tell us about his glory, and they tell us about what his hands can do.
February 26, 2014 
Pastoral Voices, Worship & Arts 
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Lakatos and the Creation-Evolution “Discussion,” Part 2

Lakatos and the Creation-Evolution “Discussion,” Part 2

In “sticking to their guns” (i.e. keeping their core hypotheses intact), opposing groups can continually form ad hoc auxiliary hypotheses to accommodate the data into their existing protected core. This back and forth process is antithetical to fruitful discussion, is usually ignored by those engaged in the “discussion,” and highlights a major challenge for Christianity.
February 25, 2014 
By Justin Topp
Christian Unity, Evolution & Christian Faith project, Science as Christian Calling 
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Lakatos and the Creation-Evolution “Discussion,” Part 1

Lakatos and the Creation-Evolution “Discussion,” Part 1

The relationship between data, hypothesis, and theory is clearly a muddy one, yet this is the way science progresses and accumulates knowledge. So no it’s not always about the data. Or to put it differently, it’s not just about the data.
February 24, 2014 
By Justin Topp
Christian Unity, Evolution & Christian Faith project, Science as Christian Calling 
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“The Language of God” Book Club – Chapter 4

“The Language of God” Book Club – Chapter 4

Some people who brook no “god of the gaps” arguments anywhere else look to these three moments as more reasonable places to insert God into natural processes: God spoke matter/energy into existence, God made life out of lifeless matter, and God breathed a soul into human beings.
February 21, 2014 
By Jim Stump
Creation & Origins, Design, Science as Christian Calling 
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The Christian Virtuoso

The Christian Virtuoso

Boyle believed that the Christian virtuoso benefitted from the hard work of explicating natural phenomena, which “does insensibly work in him a great and ingenuous Modesty of Mind.” The cultivation of humility was vital, since “the higher degree of knowledge” that the scientist attains “seems more likely to puff him up, than to make him humble.”
February 20, 2014 
By Ted Davis
Science as Christian Calling 
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