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What Does Creation from Nothing Really Mean?

What Does Creation from Nothing Really Mean?

The upshot of all this is that, for the Christian, creator and created are not the same thing. And, more importantly, what is created is fully dependent upon its creator. The cosmos is not ontologically independent.
April 17, 2014 
By Ted Davis 
Creation & Origins, Divine Action & Purpose, Earth, Universe & Time
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Evolution Basics: From Primate to Human, Part 2

Evolution Basics: From Primate to Human, Part 2

The appreciation of the hominin group as a bushy tree rather than a ladder would elude scientists for some time, to say nothing of the general public.
January 23, 2014 
By Dennis Venema
History of Life, Human Origins 
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From the Dust: Paul’s Adam

From the Dust: Paul’s Adam

With From the Dust, it was our goal to help Christians see the complexity of the issues raised by modern science, as well as help them to courageously engage with the theological conversations happening within the sphere of Christian culture today.
January 22, 2014 
By Ryan Pettey
Featuring N.T. Wright, Chris Tilling, Alister McGrath, David Wenham
Adam, the Fall, and Sin, Biblical Interpretation 
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To Tame the World: What terrifies us about reality pushes us toward its Creator.

To Tame the World: What terrifies us about reality pushes us toward its Creator.

We can understand why man, modern man in particular, would like to mop the floors and bleach the walls. We might not be able to tame reality, but we can tame our perception of reality. We intellectualize in order to feel in control.
January 21, 2014 
Christian Unity, Image of God, Worship & Arts 
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Evolution, Chance, and God

Evolution, Chance, and God

The affirmation of genuine chance and randomness in the universe does not rob the universe of meaning and purpose.
January 20, 2014 
By Neil Ormerod
Divine Action & Purpose, History of Life 
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Origins News Round-up for January 17, 2014

Origins News Round-up for January 17, 2014

Today’s Origins News Roundup features challenging and exciting new ideas about evolutionary theory, fossil finds that add to our understanding of how carnivores and humans developed, some interesting science history from England, and more on American views of evolution.
January 17, 2014 
Genetics, History of Life, Human Origins, Science & Worldviews 
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Long Life Spans in Genesis

Long Life Spans in Genesis

“If God wanted to make Methuselah live to be 969 years old, we certainly believe that God could intervene in the natural order of things and make that happen. The question rather—as it should be for all biblical interpretation—is whether that is really the message of the text.”
January 16, 2014 
By Jim Stump
Biblical Interpretation 
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Ken Ham vs. Bill Nye

Ken Ham vs. Bill Nye

“We expect that we’ll agree with most of what Bill Nye will say about the science of evolution. Fossils, genetics, and other disciplines give compelling evidence that all life on earth is related and developed over a very long time through natural processes. But we’re also brothers and sisters in Christ with Ken Ham.”
January 15, 2014 
By Deborah Haarsma
Christian Unity, Science & Worldviews 
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Confessions of an Evolving Baptist

Confessions of an Evolving Baptist

“Being confronted with evolution may have been the catalyst for asking the difficult questions, but the real problem for me was not evolution – it was biblical literalism.”
January 14, 2014 
Biblical Authority, Biblical Interpretation, Christian Unity, Science & Worldviews 
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Trying all Things: The Importance of Experience in Scriptural Interpretation

Trying all Things: The Importance of Experience in Scriptural Interpretation

“All of a sudden, it was possible to grant a text deep authority (a ‘high view of scripture’ we say) while discounting neither our own experience, nor the historical experience of those writing, compiling, editing that same text. To put it differently, all of a sudden, history mattered—the history of the text itself, and the history of our interpretations of a text.”
January 13, 2014 
By Lee C. Camp
Biblical Interpretation, Christian Unity, Education, Evolution & Christian Faith project 
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Forbes Magazine Covers Evolution Basics

Forbes Magazine Covers Evolution Basics

“Evangelicals really needed an organization that would stand up and say, in a nutshell, I’m an evangelical, and I accept evolution,” he said.
January 10, 2014 
Featuring Dennis Venema
BioLogos 
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The Father of Intelligent Design

The Father of Intelligent Design

“There was no better way, in Boyle’s opinion, to ‘give us so great a Wonder and Veneration’ for God’s wisdom, than ‘by Knowing and Considering the Admirable Contrivance of the Particular Productions of that Immense Wisdom,’ by which he mainly meant the exquisitely fashioned parts of animals both great and small.”
January 09, 2014 
By Ted Davis
Christianity & Science - Then and Now, Image of God, Science as Christian Calling 
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Ian G. Barbour, 1923 – 2013

Ian G. Barbour, 1923 – 2013

Ian Barbour died on Christmas Eve at the age of 90. He is credited by many to be the father of the contemporary academic discipline of science and religion.
January 08, 2014 
By Jim Stump
Education, Lives of Faith, Science as Christian Calling 
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I’ve Evolved Too

I’ve Evolved Too

“Dad took evolution seriously. One morning at the breakfast table, he asked my brother and me, ‘What is Darwin famous for?’ We both replied, ‘The theory of evolution.’ ‘No,’ Dad answered, ‘the theory of evolution was around long before Darwin.’”
January 07, 2014 
By Stan Ingersol
Evolution & Christian Faith project, Science as Christian Calling 
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Exploring Evolution through Conversations in the Church

Exploring Evolution through Conversations in the Church

“So the question becomes: ‘If God created through a gradual, evolutionary process, how does that square with the conviction that the world is not an accident, and that our existence is an expected result?’ The Scientists in Congregation grant was an invitation to look at an evolutionary creation through the lens of Genesis.”
January 06, 2014 
By Joanne Salcido
Christian Unity, Science as Christian Calling 
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Origins News Round-up for January 3, 2014

Origins News Round-up for January 3, 2014

Today’s origins news roundup features an end-of-year look at some of 2013’s major science highlights, a brief glimpse at what to watch for in the new year, and a few great science and faith resources from the past few weeks.
January 03, 2014 
Earth, Universe & Time, History of Life, Human Origins, Science as Christian Calling 
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