One Hundred and Fifty Years…and Counting
Darrel Falk profiles three individuals with impressive academic credentials who reject evolution on theological grounds. Their stories show why we should focus on the Sacred as much as we do on Science.
Mesopotamian Myths and “Genre Calibration”
In part three of his series on an incarnational model of Scripture, Pete Enns explains how looking at other ancient texts help us understand what kind of a text Genesis is.
"Let us come before him with thanksgiving and extol him with music and song." Psalm 95:2
Exploring the Truths of Scripture and the Truths of Nature
"Many voices in our current culture assert that there are irreconcilable conflicts between science and faith in Christ. We, the undersigned Christian pastors, theologians, scientists, and other scholars, respectfully disagree."
Evangelicals, Creation, and Scripture: An Overview
Historian Mark Noll looks at the historical background of fifteen "attitudes, assumptions, and convictions" that lead modern evangelicals to actively combat modern science, and explains how the assumptions rose to prominence.
With God All Things Are Possible
"Christianity," wrote someone who likes to comment under the cover of an alias on the Science and the Sacred blogs, "is extremely anti-science. Every single Christian belief, especially the disgusting childish belief in the Resurrection, is scientifically impossible."
Science and the Law
The interaction of law and science is a vast and fascinating topic. As part of this discussion, I'll offer some thoughts about Judge Jones' treatment of "science" in the Kitzmiller v. Dover Area School District intelligent design case.
On Ray Comfort’s “On the Origin of Species”
Though originally scheduled to take place today, volunteers gathered yesterday on college campuses across the United States to distribute free copies of Darwin's seminal work On the Origin of Species. The volumes included one extra item not found in the original book.
Songs and Speciation
How many times have you heard someone ask the question: "Have scientists ever actually observed the formation of a new species?" In this PNAS article, Peter and Rosemary Grant actually demonstrate the key events in the formation of a new species as it occurred before their very eyes.
Barriers to Accepting Creation by an Evolutionary Process
Waltke's paper looks at eleven different factors that make it difficult for evangelicals to accept evolution as a valid means for divine creation. The eleven barriers are...
On Coming to Peace in the Family of God
The Church will endure not because of articulate words or persuasive arguments. The Church will endure because of what the Church is. It is the Body of Christ united in love. It is the Family of the eternal God.
An Incarnational Model
In the second entry of his multi-part series, Pete Enns discusses the merits of an incarnational model of scripture -- which holds the human aspects of Scripture to be essential to the meaning of the text.
More Than a Question of Numbers
Imagine your neighbor told you that the moon, rather than being 240,000 miles, was merely a quarter mile -- a handful of city blocks -- away from the earth.
Friends or Foes?
A new report from the Pew Research Center's Forum on Religion & Public Life takes a look at what it calls the seemingly "paradoxical" relationship between science and religion. According to the report, many surveys show that Americans respect science and the benefits it brings to our lives.
Tiny Tails Wagging Gigantic Dogs
I want to suggest that anti-evolutionists don't actually use evidence as evidence. Rather they use evidence as rhetoric--a debating tool designed to score points in arguments. Evidence is not, by these defocused lights, a pointer toward truth. Rather evidence is a distraction, undermining truth.
Science and an Incarnational Approach to the Bible
In this introductory post of his series on an incarnational model of Scripture, Pete Enns looks at two challenges from the 19th century that have led to a rethinking on how to interpret the Bible.
We are one body and we must nurture and care for each other, all the more so when we think differently on some points.
On Feeling at Home in the Family
In my book, Coming to Peace With Science, I write about my return to evangelical Christianity after a departure caused in part by my views on evolution. What I missed most during those several years away was the joy of being with family. In those early years after my return, we would often sing a chorus, "I'm so glad I'm a part of the family of God."